Reggae Legends Toots and The Maytals Hit County Fair Tonight

Grammy award-winning group brings their unique sound to the Marin County Fair on Friday.

Toots and the Maytals, originally called simply The Maytals, are considered legends of ska and reggae music.

The group brings their unique combination of gospel, ska, soul, reggae and rock to the 's entertainment lineup on Friday at 7:30 p.m. 

Frederick “Toots” Hibbert, the leader of the group, was born in Jamaica and grew up singing gospel music in a church choir. After nearly 50 years of peforming, the group continues to influence and inspire current music artists.

The band won the 2005 Grammy award for best reggae album for True Love, which consisted of re-recorded versions of their classics alongside popular and legendary musicians such as Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, and Keith Richards, as well as popular artists today such as No Doubt, Ben Harper, The Roots, and Shaggy.

Toots recieved another Grammy nomination for his 2008 release Light Your Light. In recent years Toots has toured with The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews, Sheryl Crow and Los Lonely Boys.


Fair Concert: Toots & The Maytals

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Marin County Fairgrounds, Play Fair Pavillion

Cost: Free with fair admission ($15 adults, $13 children & seniors)

Why Go: Because just about anyone can dance to reggae.


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