Toots & the Maytals to play ECAWith special guest Anders Osborne
Edmonds Center for the Arts welcomes TOOTS & THE MAYTALS with special guest Anders Osborne on Saturday, November 17, at 7:30pm.
Tickets are available at the Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) Box Office 425-275-9595, or online at www.ec4arts.org.
Tickets are $31, $36 AND $41, $16 Youth.
When Frederick “Toots” Hibbert and his band released their single ‘Do The Reggay’ in 1968, they helped name and define an entire genre.
Blending ska, reggae, gospel, soul, and rock, the Grammy Award-winning Toots and the Maytals have been entertaining audiences since their first album release 50 years ago.
They have toured with numerous artists including The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band and Sheryl Crow.
Toots recently received his second and most distinguished national honor when the prime minister of his birth-land presented him with the Order of Jamaica during a ceremony held on National Heroes Day.
This honor places him as a member of an exclusive club, which includes musical peers Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff and Island Records founder Chris Blackwell.
Toots previously received the Order of Distinction (OD), the sixth highest national honor, which is “conferred upon citizens of Jamaica who have rendered outstanding and important service to Jamaica, or to distinguished citizens of a country other than Jamaica.”
Joining TOOTS & the MAYTALS is the energetic and innovative singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Anders Osborne.
The longtime New Orleans resident is among the most original and visionary musicians performing today, blending rock, roots music and funk into his lyrical journey.
In a city overflowing with stellar artists, bands and performers, Osborne is one of the Big Easy’s favorite musical heroes.
On November 17, Toots and members of his band the Maytals will perform on the ECA stage as part of a U.S. acoustic tour.
One dollar of every ticket sold will go to The Toots Foundation which raises money for underprivileged children across the globe, but primarily in Toots’ native Jamaica.
The foundation has already donated two million Jamaican dollars to local charities and children’s programs.
Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA), is a non-profit performing arts facility located in picturesque downtown Edmonds, Washington. Housed in the historic original Edmonds High School building, ECA was remodeled and opened in October 2006 to be a cultural resource for the Puget Sound region through performing arts presentations, community partnerships and education outreach programs.