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Echoes of Kingston Tour Wows Crowds, See What Everyone is Talking About

The Echoes of Kingston Tour continues to roll up the coast over the next week. Featuring a Rocksteady tribute with Queen P backed by The Delirians doing the Treasure Isle Songbook and East Coast massive The Forthrights with Maddie Ruthless the tour continues to wow crowds at every stop. So far featured support includes The Amalgamated, The Revivers, The Impalers and The Bohunks. Other artists stopping by to check out what hte buzz is about include Chris Murray, mighty MC Junor Francis, Sultan Ali AKA Prince Buster jr, Brad Pate (See Spot), members of Hepcat and more. The tour rolls into Fresno this coming Friday to support a 25th anniversary celebration for Let’s Go Bowling even! How is that for a blessed talent pool. It’s a non-stop JA love affair at every stop.

Want to see what everyone is talking about? The third stop landed in Los Angeles at the Airliner club on Saturday night. If you didn’t make it out to see the bands drop some of the tightest reggae ever then just take a deep breath and watch the videos below. You might be overwhelmed with tears at the beauty of it. Tissues optional.

Queen P backed by The Delirians drop a medley of Rocksteady hits including “Girl (Boy) I’ve Got a Date” by Alton Ellis, “Dont Stay Away” and “Perfidia” by Phyllis Dillon. Thank you to whoever took this video. Have any more?

The Impalers come out swinging with 3 hits form the hip of soul reggae to make you shimmy and shake.

You can also see some pictures of each night of the tour by clicking the links below:
Stop 4: Fullerton Swayed to Rocksteady
Stop 3: Los Angeles Airliner Takes Off To The Sounds of Kingston
Stop 2: Riverside Queen P & The Delirians Hold It Tight in Riverside

You can catch the tour at any of the stops still remaining:

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

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.