INTERVIEW: Aston Barrett JR drumming up spirit of Bob Marley's Wailers

Mar 09, 2017, 05:03 PM

The Wailers drummer Aston Barrett Jr today revealed he is so spiritually in tune with reggae king Bob Marley's backing band that he sometimes feels possessed on stage. He believes it is the spirit of band's iconic drummer, his late uncle Carlton Barrett. And the sound is definitely in his DNA. He is part of the band's current line up - playing the iconic album Legend in its entirety on a 14 date UK tour - along with his bassist dad, Wailers superstar Aston "Family Man" Barrett and veteran lead guitarists Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey. Here Aston Jr talks exclusively to Graham Walker. Photo Austen Amacker animated by Brian Connick, copywrite Aston Barret Jr at