Join Appalachian Reggae innovator, songwriter and performer Ras Alan as he chronicles the 25 year history of his original recorded music, Thursday, July 13, 2017, at the historic Dickson-Williams House, 108 N. Irish St. Greeneville, Tennessee, as part of Main Street Greeneville’s Lyrics On the Lawn series. The opening act is at 7pm. Ras Alan performs from 8pm-9pm.
The 2017 Ras Alan – 25 Years of Appalachian Reggae shows feature singer-songwriter performances of reggabilly hits from his 5 previous full length albums, as well as new songs from the Love the Way You Love recording sessions. Ras Alan will also be debuting his new line of hand built Childres Guitars during these anniversary shows.
Ras Alan will perform original songs from his albums Native, Stone Inna Hurricane, Letter From Appalachia, Folklife- Live at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and Organic. In addition to the title track “Love The Way You Love”, the new material includes love songs “River”, “Ital Skillet” and “Time is Right”, the Appalachian dancehall one-drop-two-step shuffler “Swingaround” and cultural dreadneck mashup “Mountain Top One Drop”. This show is presented in Tennessee, Virginia, North and South Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama and Georgia by Red Pepper Records and Childres Guitars.
Bring your family, friends and neighbors, nod your head and thump your foot to Ras Alan- 25 Years of Appalachian Reggae, Thursday, July 23, 2017 during Main Street Greeneville’s Lyrics On The Lawn series. Looking forward!
Main Street Greeneville can be reached at 423-639-7102, or www.mainstreetgreeneville.org. For more info on Ras Alan, his original music and his guitars, join us at www.rasalan.com, www.appalachianreggae.com, www.facebook.com/rasalan.1 or www.childresguitars.com.