In 1974 when Bob Marley went solo, on the brink of international stardom, he surprised the music world by choosing as American born lead guitarist, Al Anderson, for his band. It was Anderson’s stunning songwriting on such classics as ‘No Woman, No Cry’ and ‘Three O’clock Road Block’, that first alerted rock fans to the Wailers’ music.
Anderson’s musical achievements with Bob Marley & The Wailers include the platinum award winning albums Live at the Lyceum, Babylon By Bus and ten times platinum album Legend.
The Original Wailers, a band led by Anderson who continue the legacy of Bob Marley & The Wailers’ music, received their own Grammy nomination in 2013 for their album Miracle, making it the guitarist’s second Grammy nomination.
Anderson is the sole remaining member of the Bob Marley & The Wailers mid 70’s lineup to still be in the Original Wailers. The current line up also includes Chet Samuel (lead vocals / guitar), Omar Lopez (bass), Paapa Nyarkoh (drums), and Adrian AK Cisneros (keyboards and organ).
Joining on support is Birmingham roots-reggae group Young Culture Band.