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Popular reggae group returns to the Bike

Clinton Fearon will play at the Bike on Saturday.  - Franck Blanquin Photo
Clinton Fearon will play at the Bike on Saturday.
— image credit: Franck Blanquin Photo

Expect another sold-out show when reggae musician and island favorite Clinton Fearon & The Boogie Brown Band hit the stage at the Red Bicycle Bistro at 9 p.m. Saturday.

Considered one of Jamaica’s most talented musicians by peers and professionals in the Reggae music industry, Fearon grew up in rural Jamaica and joined the vibrant reggae scene in Kingston as a teenager in the late 1960s. Around 1970, he helped form the commercially successful group the Gladiators, followed by the Defenders and in 1993 formed his current band in Seattle.

Fearon describes his music as being close to its roots and says he tries to follow the heart of his musical creativity rather than the market trends. His infectious bass riffs, whether coming from his bass, guitar or percussion, or his lead vocals and background harmonies, leaves little room to doubt those reggae roots, a show press release said.

Event organizers advise purchasing tickets in advance by calling 463-5959 or buying them in person at the Bike. Tickets are $10, and the show is open to all ages until 11 p.m., then open to those 21 and older.

— Juli Goetz Morser

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