The Two Bobs / Reimagining the Music of Bob Marley & Bob Dylan @ Burdock, Toronto [29 April]

The Two Bobs / Reimagining the Music of Bob Marley & Bob Dylan

20:30 - 23:59

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1184 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6H 1N2
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$20 in advance & at the door

Doors at 8:30pm, Show at 9pm

Two Musical Icons, One Heartfelt Style! — Toronto Star

Fergus Hambleton of the legendary pop/reggae band Sattalites and Jason Wilson, Canada’s reggae-jazz visionary, present a unique blend of BOB music. The incredible songs of THE TWO BOBS, Bob Marley and Bob Dylan, will be featured, with all the Marley songs done in uniquely interesting ways with unusual (at least for reggae) instrumentation, including mandolin, upright bass and accordion. The Dylan songs, on the other hand, will receive a full reggae, rock steady and ska style with a more electric line-up.

What may seem like an unusual pairing is easily explained by Wilson, who like Hambleton is Scottish by heritage:
“There seems to be a renewed popular interest in reggae music. With artists such as country music veteran Willie Nelson and rebel songstress Sinead O’Connor both recently releasing reggae music CDs, reggae is now very much part of our greater culture now. Blending them is surprisingly natural. The two forms speak to one another, and Dylan and Marley are ideologically compatible.”

Jamaican born Marley, was raised in humble, yet spiritually nourishing circumstances, rooted in a culture that easily mixed European and African influences; while Dylan in the US was surrounded by the eddies of that same mixture, forced through the prism of American technology and culture. Marley passed away at the peak of his powers, yet his stature has continued to grow throughout the world with every succeeding generation of music lovers. While Dylan, who still playing, writing and recording at a high level, is in the unenviable position of continually having to jostle with the iconic persona of his fabled 60s past.

“In spite of their diverse backgrounds, both songwriters drew inspiration from a vibrant blend of folk styles from the old ballads of Scotland, Ireland, etc...through blues and gospel, with the twin ghosts of Africa and Europe always in the background,” explains Hambleton songwriter and vocalists of the Juno- Award winning reggae group Sattalites. “They both arrived on the scene as full blown talents when the explosion in recording technology of the 50’s and 60’s ran into first, the folk boom in the States and then the impact of the Beatles on every facet of the international music business.

Along with Jason Wilson (keyboards and vocals) and Fergus Hambleton (guitar and vocals) the all-star musical line-up for the night includes Ron Sexsmith and Burton Cumming’s guitarist Tim Bovaconti, the incredible Zaynab Wilson on cajon and percussion, and upright bassist Brendan Davis.
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