Northern California has a lot to be excited about this month as Junior Marvin & Nappy Riddems will take a small tour through Berkeley, Ventura, Joshua Tree, Sacramento, Fresno & Santa Cruz. Check the dates to catch Bob Marley & The Wailers former guitarist.
Junior Marvin left his solo career to join Bob Marley & The Wailers after turning down an offer from Stevie Wonder on the very same date of February 14th, 1977. 37 years later & Junior Marvin is still at it and back on the road for a string of west coast dates.
Still performing as well as recording, Junior Marvin has been in the studio working on new material with his Foundation To Creation Tour-mates, Nappy Riddem. The plan is for each group to co-produce two new tracks, and then a special 4-track “Foundation To Creation EP” to follow.
In addition to working with Bob Marley, Junior Marvin has also worked & collaborated with artists such as Burning Spear, Alpha Blondy, Bunny Wailer, Israel Vibrations, Culture, The Meditations, Beres Hammond, The Congos, O.A,R. and SOJA.
Junior first appeared on the Exodus album with Marley and The Wailers and it was voted “Best Album of the 20th Century” by Time Magazine. He was in every Bob Marley and The Wailers Albums from then, on. Since Bob’s passing in 1981, Junior has put out four albums with The Wailers: ID, Majestic Warriors, Jah Message and My Friends (Live).
If you’re on the west coast, do yourself a favor and catch the reggae-legend in concert! Be sure to also check him out the Joshua Tree Festival on Oct. 11 as well as Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz, CA on Oct 14th. Check the rest of the dates below…
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Article By: Mike Patti
Watch: Junior Marvin – Nappy Riddem – Foundation to Creation Tour