(this piece was published by Planet JH Weekly)
Jamaican reggae trio The Tamlins—Carlton Smith, Derrick Lara and Junior Moore—reached a broader international audience in the 1970s as some of the most recognizable backing harmony singers in the genre. They toured with Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff and John Holt, among others. The Tamlins enjoyed a fairly successful domestic career by recording earlier rocksteady hits such as “Hard to Confess.” Out of the Tosh relationship, they developed a report with Sly and Robbie, recording a remake of Nina Simone’s “Baltimore” in 1980 and receiving “Best Group Award” from Jamaican Broadcasting Co., Radio Jamaica and the Daily News. They released one album in 1976.
Our own mountain roots-reggae nine-piece, Chanman Roots Band, will open the show. As bandleader/vocalist/guitarist/songwriter, Chanman has been a staple in the local scene for over two decades, committing himself to mountain-inspired lyrics while being a historian of reggae and rasta roots. The Tamlins with Chanman Roots Band, 5 p.m. Sunday at Concert in the Commons in Teton Village. Reggae. All-ages. JacksonHole.com.