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      February 6, 2014

      Thursday  10:30 PM

      188 Main Street
      Burlington, Vermont 05401

      Tarrus Riley & Dean Fraser w/ the Black Soil Band

      with Selections from Mi Yard's Big Dog and Solomonic Sound's Jahson
      A Celebration of Bob Marleys Birthday with the LOVE SITUATION TOUR featuring Reggae Greats Tarrus Riley and Dean Fraser.Not even ten chariots with horses can stop this powerful reggae voice on the scene one that is destined for legendary status. Tarrus Riley, a natural man of superb talent, has risen like a Phoenixsome would say, its Jah will. Coming from the combination of a nurse and a singer, healing music is how he appropriately describes his music. A leading force of the second generation of Jamaica roots reggae singers, Tarrus Riley is the son of Jimmy Riley, who has had a long career as a solo artist as well as being a former member of the Uniques and the Techniques. Like his father, Riley has a sweet, nuanced tenor vocal style, although his first connection with the Jamaican music scene was as a DJ (under the name Taurus). Riley taught himself to play keyboards and several percussion instruments and began writing his own songs, many of which had strong Rastafarian and consciousness-leaning themes. His first album, Challenges, was produced by the great Jamaican saxophonist Dean Fraser and released on Yaman Records. It yielded a couple of big reggae chart hits, including the song "Larger Than Life." Fraser also produced 14 of the 15 tracks (the other was produced by Chris Chin) on Riley's sophomore effort, Parables, which appeared in 2006 from VP Records and featured the legendary rhythm section of Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare. It, too, generated a big single in "She's Royal." Riley has done several concert appearances with his father, who is, along with Tarrus' mother, Lavern Tatham, very active in mentoring and supporting his son's career. Riley's songs retain ties to the Jamaican roots tradition while still managing to sound distinctly contemporary. In addition, his strong stage presence gives him crossover appeal and marks him as a coming force on the international reggae scene. Rileys latest release, Love Situation is due to hit the streets on February 4.Legendary Jamaican saxophonist, Dean Fraser, has contributed to hundreds of reggae recordings since the mid-1970s. He was awarded the Musgrave Medal by the Jamaican government in 1993 in recognition of his services to music. His career includes backing greats such as Dennis Brown on several of his recordings for Joe Gibbs and he provided horns for Sly & Robbie in the 1980s, both on record and on tour. He appeared at the 1981 Reggae Sunsplash, performing an instrumental version of the recently deceased Bob Marleys Redemption Song, which led to the 1984 album Pumping Air on Island Records Mango label. He toured extensively with Luciano from the late 1990s to the mid-2000s, as well as performing on and adding production to several of the singers albums, including A New Day, Serious Timesand Jah Is My Navigator. More recently, Fraser has been recording, producing and touring with singers Tarrus Riley and Duane Stephenson. Also, Dean Fraser has redone 16 tracks on CD 2 of We Remember Gregory Isaacs which was recorded in 2011 on VP Records.

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