When: Fri., Feb. 2, 8 p.m. 2018
At face value, you’re obviously going to an Original Wailers show to hear the music Bob Marley made famous. But you can get that from literally thousands of cover bands playing around the world at any given moment, or from that well-worn copy of Legend tucked in the glove compartment of your car. You’ll get plenty of Bob’s best with the Original Wailers’ show, from political screeds to easy-skanking shuffles, and there are far worse ways to spend a night than a couple hours of live Marley music. But the surprising treat from this band is the powerful guitar work of bandleader Al Anderson, the American-born axe man who spent much of the ’70s alongside Marley, contributing to reggae now-classics like “No Woman, No Cry” and “Three O’Clock Roadblock.” Seeing him and this band of reggae lifers in a small club should be a joyful experience, and a vivid reminder of why Marley’s music stands the test of time.