The following is a press release issued by Carter Lane:
Saturday, February 18th The Thirsty Axe in Ukiah is proud to bring to you grammy nominated reggae legend PATO BANTON and THE NOW GENERATION BAND!
Tickets are on sale now at www.thirstyaxe.com! Shows at Thirsty Axe are always all ages unless noted. Doors open at 9pm show starts at 9:30 with DJ Seshwann and local reggae rockers Rising Signs!
Pato Banton is a grammy nominated reggae legend that has recorded and toured the world with The English Beat, Steel Pulse, UB40 & STING! (just to name a few). During the year 2000, while in the midst of a global trek with Peter Gabriel’s WOMAD organization, that combined huge festivals with music outreach programs to poor and underprivileged communities, Pato learned that two of his sons had been shot in a drive-by shooting! He immediately put his career on hold and turned his sorrow into the impetus for community & educational initiatives that would consume the next six years of his life.
Pato Banton’s four-decade public presence has increasingly transcended music to convey a positive & uplifting message of global peace and love for humanity. Now based in Southern California, he continues to record and tour the world extensively with his band The Now Generation, while simultaneously serving as a Teacher, Minister, Counselor and Mentor to his Fans, Friends & Family worldwide!
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tx0kvEdUDI
Its time to bring back open mic’s for local musicians…Country music concerts, blues, rock n roll….hip hop…..lets go peoples….time for some good ole music…..