Esco Chris is a long time friend and musician who never stops making new music which is great for everyone. He’s one of those artists that just keeps working on his craft to create new musical journey’s. Back in 2012 he dropped an album of organ driven early reggae sounds called Reggae Imposter (which you can still download here) and now he’s back with another set of tunes in that same style.
Commemorating 50 years of SKA music and 25 years of west coast SKA! Western Standard Time backs up Hepcat singers Gregory W Lee and Alex Désert, ska legend Chris Murray, Ocean 11’s Persephone Laird and Malik Moore of the Lions in an all-star tribute to the legends. Along with Junor Francis as Master of Ceremony the night is one not to be missed! They have also announce there will be some secret artists dropping in too.
A little intro. David Hillyard is well known to general readers of this blog. He’s a very long standing OG member of The Slackers, founded his own Rocksteady 7, played on the now classic Hepcat album Out of Nowhere and even before that he was playing in San Diego as a founding member of the Donkey Show. It’s an understatement to say he’s had a long music career let alone one devoted to the likes of Ska. He of course has a distinct and passionate perspective on music in general and pointed thoughts on the state of Ska in the U.S. having toured here for over 20 years.