On Life During Wartime, the first single from Talking Heads 1979 album Fear of Music, David Byrne famously sang the immortal lyrics, This aint no party, this aint no discono time for dancing Yet all those anti-fun declarations go gleefully out the window when Mystic Bowie, aka the Head Dread, takes the stage, re-imagining and infusing fresh life into THs classic catalog with his high octane mix of roots reggae, ska and lovers rock (aka romantic reggae).
Since debuting his musically revolutionary Talking Dreads project live at the High Times Music Festival on the beach in Negril in late 2015, the charismatic Jamaican-born singer and performer has electrified audiences at over 100 shows across North America spinning the heads of initially skeptical Talking Heads fans, and getting everyone else grooving along to the infectious, joyous rhythms and jubilant spirit of his native island. Considering the success of these events, it was only a matter of time before Bowie who has lived in the Northeastern U.S. for many years headed back to his cherished homeland and set up shop at the famed Barry OHare Studios in Ocho Rios. He gathered old friends he had played music with since childhood, along with younger musicians, legendary Jamaican artists and other surprise guests to capture all the magic of his live performances on the epic, 13 track recording Mystic Bowies Talking Dreads.
Talking Dreads cover Talking Heads songs as shimmering one-drop reggae jewels. Tom Tom Club vet Mystic Bowie covers Talking Heads songs by swapping out urbanity for roots and sincerity Salon
The combination of classic Heads lyrics and caribbean/reggae rhythms is a total home run! Talking Dreads sound is tight, and everyone from the lead singer to the band members to the back up singers to the folks selling Talking Dreads merchandise is 100% professional. We had a blast the night of the show and we walked away with a definite bounce in our step. Cant wait for the next stop on their tour. Definitely going back for more.
Yes yes yall! Chris Frantz
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The Geneseo Riviera Theater (View)
4 Center St
Geneseo, NY 14454
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