Jahstix, Dudley Music
Thursday, Aug 02 2018
SHOW AT 8 PM | DOORS AT 6:30 PM
Don’t be deceived by Beres Hammond’s cool profile. The playful smile, the unassuming demeanor, the beard and the cap and the spectacles might lull you into forgetting that you’re in the presence of an awesome musical talent, Jamaica’s greatest practicing singer/songwriter. Beres remains cool, though he knows that he’s one of a handful of people responsible for maintaining a mighty legacy of soulful reggae music—a select group of artists like Toots and Gregory, like Dennis and Bob. Over the course of a 40-year career, Beres has poured his smoky-sweet voice—an instrument of subtlety and power reminiscent of an Otis Redding or a Teddy Pendergrass—over every kind of riddim track, from the funked-up reggae jams of the ’70s fusion band Zap Pow to the lush instrumentation of his 1976 album Soul Reggae to the spare digital beat of his 1985 dancehall breakthrough “What One Dance Can Do.” In 1990, his album....
AHSTIX aka RastaRock, based out of NYC, is the embodiment of earth driving electrical charge, the amalgam of RootsReggae, RootsRock, Folk & The Blues. At once a laid back acoustic guitar rebel lover and at other times a charged strat wielding, swirling, dancing ,chanting Rasta. Jahstix performs both Solo as a self contained LoopMonster and in a band capacity, when he’s playing with a merry band of world accomplished multi platinum credited recorded band mates collectively known as “The Rising Sonz “ They bring the full energy from playing,writing, recording and touring with such acts as LaurynHill, Wyclef Jean, Amy Winehouse, Burning Spear, Easy Star Allstars, Araadhna ,to name a few ,into this unit to create a continuum on the RastaRock sound. Listen, Vibe, Enjoy and be carried away by the sounds of electric earth. RastaRock is the sound of BluesRockReggae.