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KEITH & TEX with Winston Jarret, Culture Yard All-Stars

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12.23 Sunday (Reggae)
Culture Yard presents:
KEITH & TEX
Winston Jarret
Culture Yard All-Stars
DJ's D.D Rocksteady
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Nectar Lounge
412 N 36th St



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Born in the Rocksteady era, Keith Rowe and Phillip Texas Dixon made their mark with a slew of hits and classics that have lasted more than half a century. From their haunting delivery of “Hypnotic Eyes” to the iconic guitar intro and solo by the late Lynn Taitt on “Stop That Train”, you are treated to a unique style that’s still alive and kicking after five decades. Since the late sixties, many of their songs have enjoyed great success and continue to be played and sung by a new generation of Rocksteady lovers. This duo has a style that still seems surprisingly engaging and refreshingly innocent.

Performing as Keith and Tex, this singing duo hit it big in Jamaica in 1966 with their rocksteady anthems, “Tonight” and “Stop That Train”. Rocksteady, a style of Jamaican music popular for a brief period from 1966 to 1970, was the stylistic bridge between ska and reggae, drawing heavily from American R&B (rhythm and blues) and soul music.

Rowe and Dixon parted ways in 1970. Keith moved with his family to the United States and served in the U.S. Army for more than 20 years. Tex and his family relocated to Canada and had a career with the Canadian government. They reconnected in 1997 to record an album appropriately titled, Back Together Again, that was only distributed in local record stores. Since 2013, they have been discovering new, young audiences, in the United States and around the world who are reverent of early Jamaican music.

Today, Keith and Tex are more appreciative of the opportunity to reconnect with a new audience and to tell their story. Their performances are punctuated with stories reminiscing of the exciting time it was for Jamaican music when they began as young teens during the mid to late sixties. They have been performing worldwide at some of the most influential music festivals in Asia, Europe and the United States. Summer 2017, they opened for Ziggy Marley at the world-famous Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California and recently returned from the Octopode Festival in Switzerland. They are scheduled for a tour of Europe in October and Japan in December of 2017. In 2015, they released a new album, Just Passing Through, to critical acclaim and have released a brand new, completely rocksteady album in March 2017 titled, Same Old Story.

In July 2018, Keith and Tex returned with their first music release of the year, "My Best Girl" (a John Holt classic) and "Let's Sing" following their hugely popular album, Same Old Story. Look out for Keith and Tex in a town near you on their upcoming 2019 world tour where they will be performing all of their classic and soon to be classic songs for you.

Still rocking steady!


Winston Jarret

Winston Jarrett, born 1944 in Saint Ann, Jamaica, was hanging in Trenchtown during the earliest years of the Jamaican recording industry. Alton Ellis recruited Winston Jarrett and Eggar Gordon to form Alton & the Flames in 1965. They were soon recording a series of classic rock steady anthems, and went on to score an extraordinary number of chart hits with songs like "Cry Tough", "Dance Crasher", "The Preacher", and "I Have Got a Date". After recording nearly forty tunes for Duke Reid, the group was lured away by Sir Coxsone (one of Bob Marley's first producers) who produced "I'm Still in Love" and other hits. In 1969, Alton Ellis toured England and decided to move there. With Alton's departure, Winston reformed the group as the 'Righteous Flames'.

With harmony from Eggar Gordon, they recorded six songs for Prince Buster before moving back to Coxsone's Studio One where they cut classics like "Easy Up", "You Don't Know", and "Born To Be Loved". Winston continued to work with Coxsone throughout the seventies recording nearly fifty titles. In addition to dozens of solo recordings, Winston backed up vocalists like Ken Boothe and Marcia Griffiths. The late eighties and nineties saw a string of terrific Winston Jarrett record releases on U.S. labels: "Jonestown" from Nighthawk Records in 1989; "Solid Foundation" on Heartbeat; "Kingston Vibrations" in 1991 and "Too Many Boundaries" in 1995; “Crucial Times” was the final LP released by the Studio One label before Coxsone Dodd passed away; and “Bushwhackers and Gangbangers” in 2010. Winston is currently preparing the release of a brand new album he recorded on his travels to Jamaica in 2017. As a fifty-year veteran of the Jamaican music business, Winston Jarrett is a living legend of pure roots reggae.

The Culture Yard All-Stars is a backing band comprised of professional reggae musicians based in Seattle and Eugene. The four-piece has come together to deliver the authentic Ska and Rocksteady music of these definitive singers. Spread the word and bring the family to this historic, and timeless, musical experience.


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