Fri, April 18th

CAVESTOMP! & CEG Present The Congos and Jahonesound Selector (DJ) Gaelle

TICKETS

Doors 11PM
Show 11PM
Advance Price $25
Door Price $30

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door


CAVESTOMP! & CEG Present 
The Congos
and Jahonesound Selector (DJ) Gaelle 

$25 in Advance, $30 Day of Show

 



The Congos

Originally a duo comprised of Cedric Myton and Roydel "Ashanti" Johnsonthe Congos brought Watty Burnett into the group to achieve their classic falsetto-tenor-baritone sound. They are known for their landmark recording, Heart Of The Congos, released in 1977. Calling it a landmark recording is no exaggeration! Working with Lee "Scratch" Perry at his Black Ark Studios in Kingston, they created a masterpiece, one of (if not the) finest production job of Perry's long and prolific career. Cedric Myton grew up in St. Catherine, Jamaica and began his singing career as a member of the Tartans in the late '60s. Singing in a tuneful rocksteady style, the Tartans scored hits with songs like "Dance All Night" and "Far Beyond the Sun". Roy Johnson, a native of Hanover, Jamaica, grew up singing spirituals at home and cut his teeth as a member of Ras Michael and the Sons of Negus. Derrick Burnett grew up in Port Antonio, the eldest of nine children, and learned to sing in the Baptist church his family attended. His nickname of "Watty" was given to him by a childhood friend in reference to his prominent stutter as a youth. Burnett ultimately became a regular session vocalist and instrumentalist (drums, percussion, and bass guitar) for Perry and recorded singles in his own right for the producer. While the music behind the Congos is undeniably great, their most distinctive feature is their vocals: Johnson's strong, clear tenor, Myton's breathtaking falsetto, which sounds a bit like that of the great Russell Tompkins of the Stylistics, and Watty Burnett's booming foundation baritone.  Together this core line-up continues to tour the world and record classic roots reggae.