Peanut Whitley ADD

A Day In The Life Of A Musician #99

01/24/2012 by Peanut

A Day In The Life Of A Musician #99

Greetings Brothers and Sisters.

Peanut here once again. Well its been a few but i have been on a musical break and just doing studio works and gathering myself up for a big blessful and prosperous year ahead with the musical works.

This past weekend was the Roots Culture Showcase shows featuring Culture, The Meditations, The Itals and Ras Puma all backed by Stable Roots.

First up was Friday (1/20/2012) at The Southland Ballroom in Raleigh, NC ,then onto The Hampton Reggae Festival (1/21/2012) in Hampton, VA.

The journey started out with an in depth rehearsal  the night before in Richmond at my other musical family Antero's rehearsal spot. Big Up Chris for letting us use it.

All the artist was present and went over there songs for the upcoming shows. It was irie and very organized so it went pretty quick. Ended the rehearsal and headed to the hotel to rest because of the artist traveling all day to get to rehearsal and they where tired.

The next morning we headed out and reached the first stop in Raleigh, NC at The Southland Ballroom round 4pm and setup and did a long sound check. Then checked into the hotel to relax till showtime.

Headed back over early to check my bredren's crew Crucial Fyah in the house. They always sounding good. Also got to hail up Ras Cube,Tony Dread and I Dread in the house. Always good to see Bredren you haven't in awhile.

The vibe in the house was well irie and they where ready for a night of roots reggae.

Soon it was time for us and we reset the stage and the MC-RalphTafari brought on Ras Puma hailing from St. Thomas VI and also singing with Thievery Corporation as well right now.

First tune in was an original tune Feel This Joy produced by stablerootsproductions which set the table and the crowd responded well too. Next up was Day & Night another original tune which mashed up the place. Puma also did wicked versions of Beres Hammond's tunes I Feel Good and There Gonna Talk. Ras Puma ended his set with I Can't Wait an original tune that wherever he performs it, it's a show stopper.

After Ras Puma leaving the stage to a loud cheer the MC brought on The Meditations, as we launched into there show bringing on one of Jamaica's top vocal harmony roots groups. Crowd cheering loud song after song to Ansel Collins wicked lead vocals and beautiful harmonies by the background singers. Songs like Babylon Trap Them,Woman Like A Shadow,Carpenter Rebuild,Make Yourself Happy,Funny People,Fly Natty Dread and Book of History mashed up the place as the massive gave up the love. Ended there set with Jah Music with the crowd singing along as they exited the stage.

Once again MC-RalphTafari came on and hyped up the crowd as he introduced Culture featuring Kenyatta Hill. As Kenyatta hit the stage the energy took to another level as the crowd was jamming to all the great culture hits written by his father Joseph Hill. Songs like Jah,Jah See Dem A Come,Jah Rastafari,Money Girl,International Herb,Fussing & Fighting and Two Sevens Clash had the crowd in full swing.

Kenyatta works well with the crowd and he was having fun with them. The vibe was irie. Time went by so quickly.  Ended the night with I'm Not Ashamed to a standing ovation.

Big up Scott McLain at Stanley Ventures for putting on the show.  After the show we packed up and headed back to the hotel.

We had a early leaving time to reach the next show. Bless