Marley's Ghost
Saturday, February 21, 2015, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00pm)

one band that does it all

$25 advance / $27 door

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February 21 8:00 pm

Marley's GhostMarley's Ghost returns to the Freight to celebrate the release of its forthcoming CD, The Woodstock Sessions, a project helmed by Grammy Award winning producer Larry Campbell. Known for his artful work with Levon Helm and Bob Dylan, among countless others, Campbell guides the Ghost’s dig into its garden of deep roots to uncover a host of hidden gems. Featuring its trademark multi-part harmonies and multi-instrumental skills, the band’s 11th album is a resonant road trip through America’s past set firmly in the present.

The LA Weekly says Marley's Ghost, “deftly, and frequently daffily, dashes across decades of American music to create a sound that’s steeped in tradition but never bogged down by traditionalism.” As band member Dan Wheetman says, “Instead of having to be in a Delta blues band, an a cappella singing group, a country band, a reggae band, and being a singer-songwriter, I’m in one band and we just do all that. It’s very convenient.” What comes through at a performance of Marley’s Ghost is that these guys have fun, and they make the experience big fun for the audience too!
 
The group features the aforementioned Dan on guitar, fiddle, bass, banjo, and blues harp, Jon Wilcox on mandolin, guitar, and bouzouki, Mike Phelan on guitars, dobro, fiddle, bass, and lap steel, Jerry Fletcher on percussion and keyboards, and Ed Littlefield on guitars, dobro, pedal steel guitar, and Highland bagpipes. Oh, and they all sing! “We're five singers who don't think genres mean much,” Mike says. “If you connect with the song and the song connects with you, that's what’s important.” Pop Matters calls their tenth and latest album, Jubilee, “a joyous record that more than earns its name. There’s a sincere sense of celebration in these songs." For a great evening of music that draws on everything from country to reggae, English folk to gospel, rhythm and blues to Scottish bag pipe tunes, catch Marley's Ghost at the Freight.

 

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