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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Original Wailers at the VooDoo Lounge concert review

The Original Wailers performed at the Harrah’s Voodoo Lounge in North Kansas City on Friday March 26, 2010 in front of a decent sized crowd. The Original Wailers are a reggae band, which Al Anderson and Junior Marvin formed in 2008. Both Al Anderson and Junior Marvin are best known for their lead guitar and backing vocal work while playing with Bob Marley & the Wailers in the 1970s and early 1980s.

Throughout the night, the Original Wailers played Bob Marley & the Wailers songs, some covers including one from Peter Tosh, and some original content off their new upcoming album called, Justice. The concert had its hits and misses, with the misses coming when they focused on their new album content. The new songs were not all bad but it was hard to get into because the songs were unknown to most and people were ready to jam out to the Bob Marley & the Wailers classics. The hits definitely came when they played the old Bob Marley songs and when Al Anderson and Junior Marvin displayed their guitar magic including a very solid 5-minute guitar solo from Al Anderson. The best part of the night was during the encore when Al Anderson came out and played a guitar solo, which then led into Redemption Song and then that led into them finishing the night with Exodus. 

Overall, the show was not the best concert ever but it was a fun time and the people of Kansas City got the chance to see two reggae legends at their best and got to listen to some great reggae music.

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