Aston Barrett Jr. Keepin’ The Wailers Torch Burning Strong

Aston Barrett Jr. Keepin’ The Wailers Torch Burning Strong.

 

Aston Barrett Jr. has been playing music most his life. He grew up around some of reggae music’s greatest musicians and comes from the bloodlines of the greatest rhythm section from Jamaica (Father Familyman and Uncle Carly Barrett) and grandfather Joe Higgs.  Aston plays many instruments but his focus and passion is for the bass guitar. Now playing and touring with the Wailers, Aston is keeping the legacy of his fathers and uncles  music alive learning everything he can about uncle’s drumming style and technique.

Recently Aston told me this about his musical focus. “O yes well really am a bass player but as you know Carlton is my Uncle and he’s a Barrett my Full blood Uncle and am here to keep the Barrett sound Alive and to do that i need to learn the old school and the New school then bring it to the next level. So for me to learn more i need as much videos and tapes of both my Father and Uncle to keep it and to teach it. Because Its Positive Muzic. I spell music with a Z because its Powerful its not sick lol as my father would say”.

 

From Aston’s myspace page:

I BEGAN SHOWING A SERIOUS INTEREST IN MUSIC FROM THE AGE OF SIX. WITH ALL THE MUSIC AROUND ME ALL THE TIME FROM A YOUNG AGE I WAS DESTINED TO BE DRAWN TO IT.

I PLAY A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT INSTRUMENTS, BUT THE BASS GUITAR IS MY PASSION – FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MY FATHER. I TAUGHT MYSELF HOW TO PLAY THE BASS, JUST FROM WATCHING MY FATHER IN ACTION WHETHER IN PERSON OR SOMETIMES FROM WATCHING VIDEO TAPES OF THE WAILERS LIVE PERFORMANCES.

I HAVE AN EAR FOR MUSIC. MUSIC IS IN MY BLOOD. I WAS BORN FOR MUSIC. I LIVE FOR MUSIC.

You can check Aston on tour with The Wailers.

The “Revolution Tour”

The Wailers will perform a set that includes their more socially conscious material including “Get Up, Stand Up” “War” and songs of that nature.

Here’s the West Coast dates and towns plus you can look at the complete tour dates here  http://wailers.com/home

01.13.12 8:00 pm
The Canyon Theatre
Agoura Hills, CA

01.14.12 9:00 pm
Moe’s Alley Blues Club
Santa Cruz, CA

01.15.12 8:00 pm
The New Parish
Oakland, CA

01.17.12 8:00 pm
Crystal Ballroom
Portland, OR

01.18.12 8:00 pm
Neumo’s
Seattle, WA

01.19.12 8:00 pm
The Venue Vancouver
Vancouver, BC

01.20.12 7:59 pm
The Knitting Factory – Spokane
Spokane, Washington

 

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9 thoughts on “Aston Barrett Jr. Keepin’ The Wailers Torch Burning Strong

  1. Gwaan my yute!!! I once told you that you’re destined for greatness!!! Keep di ting movin’!!! Blessings!!! ❤

  2. My cousin Aston is everything that is mentioned here plus more. Music has always been his passion since he was younger. I am so proud of his success and very happy to know he is living he dream. Keep going strong cuz, your fan base is extremely large (cause de whole a we nuff still).

  3. Respect, young Wailer, your bloodline transcends throughout all generations of reggae. The writer was however reluctant to mention the Queen of the pack, your aunt, Marcia Higgs-Rodriquez! Keep the work strong ueven unto the next generation and may Jah Rastafari continue expand and bless the I. ~Rastafari Love!

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