Wearing the Marley mantle

Highland Brewery just announced a special show: Jamaican reggae/hip-hop artist Biggz General takes the stage with RedLyte and ARTIKaL Soundsystem.  They sound a little something like this:

The show is Thursday, Jan. 17. And here’s the really good news: It’s free. But you’re like, “Okay, that’s nice, but who the heck is Biggz General?”

Biggz (born Matthew Prendergast), is the son of Sharon Marley Prendergast. Sharon is the daughter of Rita Marley prior to Rita’s marriage to reggae legend Bob Marley. When Rita and Bob wed, he adopted Sharon and raised her with his and Rita’s brood (including musicians Cedella, Ziggy and Stephen). Which makes Biggz General the grandson of Bob. He’s been sited by reggae fans as sounding like his granddad and his uncle Ziggy.


Local reggae/rock outfit Marrietta’s Palm opens the show. Highland Brewery and Tasting Room opens at 4 p.m., music begins at 7 p.m.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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