Clinton Fearon & Kevin Kinsella
Clinton Fearon & Kevin Kinsella
Advance General Admission
Montana Booking Agency presents:
Clinton Fearon & Kevin Kinsella - Acoustic
The Covellite Theatre
April 6, 2019
Tickets: $10 Adv // $15 Day of show
Doors at 7 // Music at 8
Clinton Fearon is a composer, songwriter, singer and player of instruments since his early teens. Born in Jamaica, Clinton became the bassist, vocalist and lyricist of the mythic Gladiators at the age of 19. He was also a session musician for Coxsone Dodd at Studio One and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s at Black Ark in the 70s, two of the main producers on the island at this time. There Clinton composed some everlasting bass lines for well-known artists like Yabby You, Jimmy Riley, Max Romeo, Junior Byles and many others.After leaving Jamaica in 1987, Clinton Fearon started a new career in Seattle. Him and some of the musicians of The Gladiators took advantage of the extra time remaining on their visa, at the end of the US tour, to started a band in the Northwest: The Defenders. The band built a nice following in the area but split after five years. Clinton Fearon finally formed his own band in the mid 90s in Seattle with local musicians: Boogie Brown Band. Clinton Fearon recorded eight albums with Boogie Brown Band and tour with them in the Pacific Northwest and Europe intensively, but also other places in the US and South America.Since 2005 and the release of Mi An Mi Guitar, Clinton is also giving magical performances in solo acoustic. In 2012, he released his second acoustic opus: Heart And Soul, which gathers 16 songs wrote between 1969-1984, while he was a strong member of the mythic Gladiators in Jamaica.With just vocal and guitar, Clinton is playing his music all over the world, in clubs, theaters, festivals and other cultural centers.Each song of Clinton Fearon is a strong message coming from the heart of a man who is dedicating his life to help a better world to come. With chiselled music and poetic lyrics, he opens reggae to a wider audience who simply loves his beautiful songs.
Kevin Kinsella is a reggae folk and soul musician who has participated in 20 studio records since 1996. He is a founding member of John Brown’s Body and 10 Ft. Ganja Plant. Born and raised in Ithaca, New York. He has been called "Father of East Coast Reggae".In 1987 Kevin Kinsella founded the band Tribulations with his childhood friend Josh Newton when he was 15 years old, in Ithaca. The group won the Yamaha Soundcheck competition in 1992 and went on to perform in Japan and Jamaica.In 1995 Kevin Kinsella founded the reggae band John Brown's Body. During this time period Kevin released their first album "All Time" (1996) on his own Town Records label. They also recorded "Among Them" (1998), This Day (2000), and "Spirits All Around Us” (2002) and “Pressure Point” (2005). During his tenure in John Brown’s Body Kevin released 2 solo records, the acoustic styling of “I Town Revival” (2000) and “Firestick” (2002) as well as writing and recording for 10Ft Ganja Plant.In 2011 Kevin released his 3rd solo album titled "Great Design,followed by "Riding Higher Still" in 2014.In 2015 Kevin played a string of dates with Matisyahu well as touring nationally in support of “Riding Higher Still”In 2017 Kevin helped organize and curate the talent for the inaugural Ithaca Reggae Festival at Stewart Park in Ithaca, NY.