OCA welcomes Marley’s Ghost!
“If there is a group who can push forward the ageless Americana blueprint of The Band, it might just be Marley’s Ghost.” — Something Else!
Or as the L.A. Weekly aptly put it, “This West Coast group deftly dashes across decades of American music to create a sound that’s steeped in tradition but never bogged down by traditionalism.”
An eclectic aggregation composed of singer/multi-instrumentalists Dan Wheetman, Jon Wilcox, Mike Phelan, Ed Littlefield Jr., Jerry Fletcher, and Bob Nichols – the band can sing and play anything with spot-on feel, from roots to rock, blues to bluegrass, gospel to stone country, which is what they’ve been doing – to the ongoing delight of a fervent cult that includes many of their fellow musicians – for over 30 years as a working unit. Their trademark multi-part harmonies never cease to captivate, whether on record or in live performance.
“The vocals will blow you away with their purity. The group sings with the heartfelt conviction that only those who embody music’s spirituality can convey.” – Relix
“ . . . remarkable, distinctive voices . . . giddily eccentric eclecticism . . . a heady, subversive treat.” – No Depression
More than three decades from the initial spark, Marley’s Ghost is playing together with the same passion, purpose and chemistry that inspired them early on, continuing to explore and reinterpret. Their eclectic energy has resulted in a broad repertoire that has defied any ability to tag them to any one particular genre. Their dozen albums to date — like the output of The Band — survey a broad scope of Americana and acoustic music in general, refusing to confine them to any singular niche.
“The real draw is the band itself, showcasing the kind of ensemble performances that come only from a lifetime of playing together, thriving across the decades as virtuosic, unsung heroes of country, folk, and Western swing.” – Acoustic Guitar
Join us for this special West County appearance of a phenomenal group!
Tickets are $18 Advance/$23 at the door. OCA is wheelchair accessible.