Proper Productions Presents Don Carlos with Frontline, Prophecy & Zion Train
Thursday, March 1
Doors at 9:30 PM
$20 Advanced tickets at Morning Star in Arcata and The Works in Eureka, Central Avenue Smokshop and Inticketing.com
21 and over
Proper Productions presents Don Carlos with Frontline, Prophecy & Zion Train!
Don Carlos (born Euvin Spencer)is a legendary reggae artist born and raised in one of the most deprived regions of Western Kingston, Jamaica, in a district notoriously known as Waterhouse, which incidentally is also a musical spawning ground for many of Reggae’s greatest ever talents such as King Tubby, original member of Black Uhuru, The Jays, Junior Reid and King Jammy. Don Carlos started his singing career back in 1973 as one of the original members of the aforementioned roots vocal group Black Uhuru. There’s an old saying in the music industry that claims: What goes around, comes back around. In Don’s case, a request from Duckie for Don to continue his former role as lead vocalist in a rejuvenated Black Uhuru reunion resulted in another strong Black Uhuru album Now. 1989 marked the reunion of the original vocal trio with Don, Garth and Duckie. After six years- 1989-1994 – and four albums, singing lead for Black Uhuru in the studio, and on the road, Don again went back to his solo career. His other titles with Black Uhuru include Mystical Truths, Iron Storm and Strong. All of these four albums are classics with Don up front on lead vocals. In addition, each of four titles were nominated for Grammy Awards. After the Black Uhuru reunion, Don continued to show his inspiration thorugh his albums Changes, Ease Up, Seven Days A Week, Groove Wtih Me and Live in San Francisco. During this time Don kept on touring and in the new millennium he joined forces with the California based Reggae Angels for four years. He continues to tour the world successfully with his band, Dub Vision.
Zion Train are Dub/Dance pioneers and have been undisputed leaders in the genre for the past 2 decades. The band were heavily involved in alternative and DIY underground culture in the UK during the 1990s as well as being purveyors of the finest Roots Reggae music throughout this period. They are one of the finest live dub acts on the planet and promoted the practice of dynamic onstage dub mixing which they perform alongside acoustic instruments and the best vocalists. Zion Train was founded by Perch (live dub mixing /production), in 1990 and he was later joined by Cod (melodica/production), Tench (production), Molara (voice), Hake (trumpet), and Forkbeard (trombone). Between 2001 and 2005 Dubdadda added extra live vocals and Bigga replaced Forkbeard on trombone in 2001, they were joined by Richard Doswell on tenor sax in 2009. The live line-up has always been very flexible, varying from Perch and a vocalist for sound-system gigs, to an extended lineup for larger events. Zion Train live always features a variety of renowned vocalists but primarily, the band have been fronted by Dubdadda.