The centrality and influence of Bob Marley can sometimes make reggae seem like a one-act show in the same way that Astor Piazzolla has come to dominate the repertoire of tango. The vocal group the Mighty Diamonds, who will be paying tribute to Marley at the Bearsville Theater on Saturday, January 30 at 9 p.m., have been on the scene since the late ’60s, plying a slick Motown-inspired take on reggae that has worn well over nearly 50 years of recordmaking. Their 1982 “Pass the Kutchie” was covered to massive international success (as “Pass the Dutchie”) by Musical Youth. The original trio of singers is still intact: a rarity in any genre.
Joining the Mighty Diamonds for this show are Yellow Wall Dub Squad and the Big Takeover. Tickets cost $20 in advanced, $25 on the day of the show and $50 for VIP Balcony with Meet & Greet. For tickets and more information, visit www.bearsvilletheater.com. The Bearsville Theater is located at 291 Tinker Street n Woodstock.