Smart bets: Junior Marvin’s Force One

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There have been complaints of a dearth of reggae music in Asheville (Letters, April 30), but Jamaican-born, London-raised and, now, Kingston-based musician Junior Marvin is about to set things right. Marvin has performed with the likes of Stevie Wonder and Bob Marley, contributed to The Wailers’ albums from Exodus on and co-founded The Original Wailers in 2009. He’s also lent his talents to projects by Burning Spear, Israel Vibrations, Beres Hammond and others. His own band, Junior Marvin’s Force One, makes a stop at Asheville Music Hall on Friday, June 20, at 10 p.m. Dancehall funk outfit Nappy Riddem, a six-piece from Washington, D.C., also performs. $15 advance/$18 day of show. ashevillemusichall.com. Photo courtesy of Junior Marvin

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Alli Marshall is the arts writer and editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs.

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