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Cas Haley will be performing tonight at Crosswire with Preston Hall & The DF Dub All-stars, Sensible, and Max Jones for a concert dedicated to the birthday of late reggae musician Bob Marley.
Haley told the Extra that he was thrilled to be performing with his nephew, Preston Hall, for the birthday celebration of his greatest artistic influence.
“I’m just happy to be in Paris playing for my friends with my nephew, while also celebrating my biggest artistic influence’s birthday,” Haley told the Extra.
Singer/songwriter Bob Marley rose to international prominence after British guitarist Eric Clapton covered “I Shot The Sheriff” in 1974.
During Marley’s posthumous induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, Rolling Stone co-founder and publisher Jann Wenner described the late reggae star as having the lyrical force of Bob Dylan, the charisma of John Lennon, and a vocal style similar to Smokey Robinson.
“He was a true rocker at heart,” she said. “And as a songwriter, he brought the lyrical force of Bob Dylan, the personal charisma of John Lennon, and the essential vocal stylings of Smokey Robinson into one voice.”
In 1999, Time magazine chose Bob Marley & The Wailers’ Exodus as the greatest album of the 20th century.
“If you’re not busy, or even if you are and want to change plans for a night of mellow moods and punky reggae goodness, come to Crosswire and jam out,” says Preston Hall.
Doors open at 8 p.m. with a $10 cover charge at the door. You must be 18 years or older to enter.