Go Jimmy Go
1996-2016: Celebrating 20 Years Of An Original Island Sound
Hawaiian Heavyweights — Go Jimmy Go has been the frontrunner in Hawai‘i’s music industry, creating original rhythms since the late ‘90s. With a wholly unique sound, the key to their success has been the band’s feverish chemistry of musicians. With a foundation of driving beats, drummer/vocalist Shon Gregory and bass man Andrew set the pace for Ian Ashley’s melodic guitar/vocals. Brandon Hutson on trombone and keys and tenor saxophonist Eric White add the sweet memorable flavor of “old Jamaica” while the frenetic moves and soulful vocals of lead singer Jason “Bison” Friedmann never cease to amaze audiences around the world.
Jesse Wagner All-Stars
Jesse Wagner is our very special guest for the Go Jimmy Go Farewell Show and we’ve put an All-Star band together just for him! Jesse’s voice is “a gift from the heavens, a perfectly intact gift from Otis, Sam, Ray and Wilson.” As the frenetic and soulful front man for Hellcat recording artist, The Aggrolites, Jesse has toured the world, played the best stages with the most amazing musicians the past 12 years. Make plans to be there early because the Jesse Wagner All-Stars will straight-up murder a set of classic soul and reggae tunes like none other!
Monkey will be opening up the festivities with their 6 piece high-energy organ driven, ska and reggae sound! You definitely don’t want to miss “the hardest working ska band in California” who will also be celebrating their 20th Anniversary!
Buck Giles is an Americana singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist known for both his traditional Hawaiian style of playing the steel guitar, and his eclectic blending of American roots music (Hawaiian, folk, country western and blues). Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii he is one of the last and youngest disciples of Steel Guitar Hall of Fame inductee Jerry Byrd and protégé of the legendary Hawaiian musician Bill Tapia. Buck was a guest musician on 3 Go Jimmy Go albums, adding his vintage sound of old Hawaii to tracks on “Soul Arrival,” “Fishbowl Eyes,” and “Go Jimmy Go.”
Todd Hembrook (think Toots Hibbert born in Detroit) is the lead singer of Chicago’s Deal’s Gone Bad who have been dishing out organ-drenched, soulful reggae and ska for nearly 20 years.
Pressure Down Soundsystem
Lovers n collectors of the early Jamaican Music from the Ska days to cool cool Rocksteady nights thru to Roots… Selectahs we nice it up strictly needle n wax!