ARTISTS

2012 Tour

SKATALITESThe Skatalites will headline the 2012 Echoes of Kingston tour in April. The tour will begin in Texas, before heading to New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, California, Washington and Canada and more. The tour, now in its second year, provides a stage where foundation artists can mingle and perform with the blossoming talent of today, sharing a common love of Jamaica‚Äôs infectious rhythms. Joining the band on parts of the tour will be Los Angeles’s leading proponents of ska & reggae, The Delirians. The band has been forging a sound rooted in the past, yet distinctly their own. The Delirians haved backed and performed with legends such as Derrick Morgan, The Melodians, Derrick Harriot, Stranger Cole and more.

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2011 Tour

Persephone Laird AKA Queen P needs no introduction to most fans of Ska and Reggae from Los Angeles. Having begin with the masters of the sound Ocean 11 and never looking back Queen P personifies the likes of her musical godmothers including Marcia Griffiths and Phyllis Dillion. She will be singing hits from the Treasure Isle Song Book backed by The Delirians on select dates of the tour.
The Delirians are the newest young cubs to burst out of the East Los Angeles music scene. Raised on the toughest streets of Los Angeles the band have found protection in the form of music from JA to UK. They strive to thrive in a musical landscape forgotten by time. Ready to roar like lions these cats lay down the wicked sounds inspired by the likes of The Skatalites, The Hippy Boys and The Pioneers all rolled into one.
The Forthrights are a four-piece group from Brooklyn, NY. Featuring former members of The Pinstripes and The Fad, they take a fresh take on the sound of traditional Rocksteady and Ska. In a few short years they have solidified their place in the New York Reggae Scene and have collaborated with Vic Ruggerio (The Slackers), Chris Murray, Mr. T-Bone and King Django.
Maddie Ruthless is a 22 year old musician/DJ from New Orleans Louisiana making art that provides clear connections between New Orleans and Caribbean culture, specifically Jamaica. She will be performing her hitsound of tunes backed by The Forthrights on the tour.

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