The Bearsville Theater continues its legacy of A-list contemporary reggae music with Third World, accompanied by frequent Bearsville guest Royal Khaoz, on Friday, August 22 at 9 p.m. In nearly 40 years of performing, the ten-time Grammy-nominated Third World has produced multiple hits, including “Now that We Found Love,” “96 Degrees in the Shade” and “Try Jah Love.”
Third World’s style has often been described as “reggae-fusion.” Singer Bunny Rugs sort of agrees, describing the band’s sound as “Strictly a reggae band, no. Definitely a reggae band, yes.” “The hybrid of various types of music is a natural thing because, by growing up in Jamaica, we know the direct roots of reggae and ska. At the same time, we live in a country where you got to hear Chuck Berry, Fats Domino and all the R & B artists,” added guitarist Cat Coore. Bassist Richard Daley sums it up succinctly: “We took roots reggae music and put branches on top of it.”
Tickets cost $35 and $50. The Bearsville Theater is located at 291 Tinker Street in Woodstock. For more information, visit www.bearsvilletheater.com.