The Wailers hardly need an introduction: Together with Bob Marley, they have sold more than 250 million albums, effectively introducing reggae music to the masses. They have performed with iconic musicians like Sting, Stevie Wonder, and Carlos Santana. And though only two of the founding members (Bunny Wailer and Beverly Kelso) are still alive and kicking, their evolving cast of musicians continues to tour 40-plus years after first forming with Marley and Peter Tosh in Kingston, Jamaica. The band is led by longtime bassist Aston "Family Man" Barrett, who has been with the Wailers since 1969. The bass line on legendary hits like "Jamming," "Buffalo Soldier," and "One Love"? All Barrett, who led the backing band of studio musicians through Marley's now-iconic catalog of songs. The Zoo's intimate outdoor amphitheater should be the ideal setting for taking in such historically rich and refined reggae classics. With the Aggrolites. All ages.
Fri., June 25, 7:30 p.m., 2010