Echoes of Kingston Tour Ready To Leave The Station

I am proud to announce that what started in a small club in Silverlake years ago called Zen Sushi is now taking the shape of a fuller more prolonged tour.  The Echoes of Kingston Tour takes off from what started as a one night event with 3 rooms and 10 bands or so with selectors. It was an idea I’ve always wanted to develop into a larger platform ever since. This is the next step in that evolution.

The goal for this tour would be a yearly outing. It’s coming up on the 50th anniversary of Jamaican Independence and building a tour that can hopefully help to commemorate that very special event in some way would be outstanding. Building a viable vehicle for young and old bands to come together to celebrate the music as well as give the young bands a chance to grow and learn from the seasoned veterans can only double the fun.

FIND OUR MORE ABOUT THE BANDS AND ALL THE DATES BELOW.

Here are the artists that will be appearing on this tour starting next week.

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 tou

The bands that are taking part in this first series are amazing. So it is with a huge smile and a bucket load of pleasure that I announce The Echoes of Kingston Tour is ready to leave the station! CHOO CHOO!

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JAMREC ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS:
ECHOES OF KINGSTON CONCERT SERIES
EAST MEETS WEST ON THE ROAD OUTTA BABYLON
MAY 12 THROUGH MAY 25

For More Info Please Visit – www.echoesofkingston.com

Thursday May 12
Queen P (of Ocean 11) & Delirians, DJ Lady Busty Brown (Fire Corner SS)
Kensington Club – 4079 Adams Avenue San Diego
21 and over – 9pm – $8 Cover
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=156363457759280

Thursday May 12
The Forthrights & Maddie Ruthless, Mango Rocksteady
Hensley’s Flying Elephant – 850 Tamarack Ave.  Carlsbad
21 and over – 9pm – No Cover
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=200677059971274

Friday May 13
Queen P (of Ocean 11), The Delirians,
The Forthrights & Maddie Ruthless, The Revivers
Mission Tobacco Lounge – 3630 University Ave. Riverside
21 and over – 9pm – $5 Cover
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=210793645607121

Saturday May 14
Queen P (of Ocean 11), The Delirians,
The Forthrights & Maddie Ruthless, The Impalers, The Revivers
The Airliner – 2419 N. Broadway  Los Angeles
18 and over -  8pm – $10 Cover
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=118601681554026

Monday May 16
Queen P (of Ocean 11), The Delirians,
The Forthrights & Maddie Ruthless Plus Guests
The Slide Bar – Fullerton – 122 East Commonwealth Avenue Fullerton
21 and over – 9pm – No Cover
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=118601681554026

Tuesday May 17
The Forthrights, Maddie Ruthless
Irie Tuesday @ Jake’s Burgers & Billiards – 38 West Colorado Blvd.  Pasadena
21 and over – 9pm – No Cover
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=199023723468932

Wednesday May 18
The Forthrights, Maddie Ruthless
Rockers Wednesday @ Anarchy Library – 13250 Woodruff Ave, Downey
21 and over – 9pm – No Cover
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=118160401598696

Thursday May 19
Queen P (of Ocean 11), The Delirians, The Forthrights & Maddie Ruthless,
DJ On Target (LBSS), King Steady Beat (INTENSIFIED!)
Rhythm Lounge – 245 Pine Avenue  Downtown Long Beach
21 and over – 8pm – $5 Cover
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=117294158352388

Friday May 20
LGB 25th Anniversary Show with Let’s Go Bowling, Queen P (of Ocean 11),
The Delirians, The Forthrights & Maddie Ruthless
Fulton 55 – 875 Divisadero  Fresno
21 and over – 8pm Doors – $10 Pre-Sale / $12 Day Of Show
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=217293584962776

Saturday May 21
Queen P (of Ocean 11), The Delirians, The Forthrights & Maddie Ruthless
Plea For Peace Center – 630 E. Weber Ave.  Stockton
All Ages – 8pm – $10 Cover
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=217293584962776
Tickets – http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/172174

Sunday May 22
Queen P (of Ocean 11), The Delirians, The Forthrights & Maddie Ruthless
Sweet Spot Pub – 619 4th Street  Santa Rosa
21 and over – 9pm – $5 Cover
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=205960419416532

Tuesday May 24
Queen P (of Ocean 11), The Delirians
Irie Tuesday @ Jake’s Burgers & Billiards – 38 West Colorado Blvd. Pasadena
21 and over – 9pm – No Cover
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=199023723468932

Wednesday May 25
Queen P (of Ocean 11), The Delirians, Family Promotion Sound
Rockers Wednesday @ Anarchy Library – 13250 Woodruff Ave.  Downey
21 and over – 9pm – No Cover
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=118160401598696

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I've been involved in the Los Angeles music scene since at least 1995 going to shows, promoting, spinning records and running labels. Ska and Early Reggae are my passion among other things of course.