Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Skatalites 2012 Tour and New Album "Walk with Me"

This October, The Skatalites are playing dates in America's heartland (where they do love their ska!) in support of their new album Walk With Me (which was released in the UK earlier this year). Joining them on this tour will be the Van Gordon Martin Band.

Skatalites 2012 Midwest USA Tour

Saturday, 10/13: Flamingo Cantina - Austin, TX
Wednesday, 10/17: Zoo Bar - Lincoln, NE
Thursday, 10/18: Davey's Uptown - Kansas City, MO
Friday, 10/19: Gas Lamp - Des Moines, IA
Saturday, 10/20: Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago IL
Sunday, 10/21: Club Garibaldi's - Milwaukee, WI
Tuesday, 10/23: Off Broadway - St Louis, MO
Thursday, 10/25: Founder's Brewing Co - Grand Rapids, MI
Friday, 10/26: Magic Stick - Detroit, MI
Saturday, 10/27: Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH

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Walk With Me features 11 tracks of re-recorded classics such as “Song for My Father” and “King Solomon” along with brand new compositions. Guest musicians on the release feature Rich Graiko (Westbound Train/The Void Union) on trumpet, Ansel Meditation and Ranking Joe signing harmony on “Desert Ska,” and Sunny Moon.

The album is dedicated to Lloyd Knibb, Lloyd Brevett, Jerome “Jah Jerry” Haynes and John “Dizzy Johnny” Moore, who have all passed on since our last recording.

The track listing (below) is the same as the UK release with updated artwork.

1. Desert Ska
2. Lalibela
3. Hot Flash
4. The Leader
5. Love is the Way
6. Walk With Me
7. Piece for Peace
8. Song for My Father
9. Little Teresa
10. King Solomon
11. Dub Lalibela

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