After reading this, I wonder what a 69 year old Mr. Marley would have to say to all of his frat brother fans. Happy Birthday, Bob.
Brandon & Leah–a hot duo from Malibu has released a new EP “Cronies.” Now you might recognize their music if you are Kardashian fans, “Showstopper” of this EP was the theme song for “Kim and Kourtney Take Miami” this season. Moreover, Brandon is Brody Jenner’s brother. However, don’t let this “born into a famous family” kind of thing fool you–this duo has stayed completely true to their music and they haven’t gone “mainstream,” which, I can imagine, is what you’d expect them to do. They haven’t ever been into the whole reality TV show thing–it seems they just want the music to speak for itself (reference “House of Cards” below). Brandon and Leah are married and you can just tell from the flavor and flair of their music what a connection they have. Their inspiration comes from Bob Marley and Ben Harper and their tunes are quintessential summer jams. These Caribbean style beats tie in the ukelele and an upfret acoustic guitar. They say that “everything is groove based” which is totally detectable from their jams. Give this groovy duo a chance–you won’t be disappointed. c.
Taken from the man’s very own website:
Bob Marley’s universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. MARLEY is the definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international superstardom. Made with the support of the Marley family, the film features rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best.
The documentary, directed by Kevin MacDonald, is now on demand and playing at selected theaters across the country. Everyone should try to see it at some point. He changed music. Bob Marley was a man who has and posthumously continues to change many lives. Who he was and what he believed in was revolutionary and yet so simple. He believed in the beauty of life.
So in honor of Bob Marley’s birthday, which was a few days ago on February 6th, I am going to see Josh Heinrichs and Cas Haley at a local bar in St. Louis called the Oyster Bar. They are having a tribute to Bob Marley and I am very excited. I heard about Casey Haley from j and Josh Heinrichs from our friend and they are really great. They have an authentic reggae sound with fantastic vocals. I will give an update after the show on Sunday but until then here is a little jam by them both….enjoy. Peace. Love. Bob. c.