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Winston Irie performs at Greenport’s Mitchell Park
August 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFree
Winston Irie brings his roots rock reggae to a free concert in Greenport’s Mitchell Park.
Winston (Irie) Sumner had a childhood filled with the love music from his mother Stella Crowther Sumner and grand aunt Jany Morgan, who inspired him. He was inspired by R&B, rock and artists such as Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Gladys Knight, Jim Reeves, Bob Andy, Dobby Dobson, Daddy U Roy, Jimmy Cliff, Toots & the Maytals and the great Bob Marley. In 1979 Winston migrated to North America and settled with his family in Brooklyn, New York.
This talented man serves the heartbeat of the drum and bass flavored with the musical essence of sound and words, which is the front line of music called reggae. Winston has shared the bill and jammed with other great artists such as Lenny Kravitz, Martha Reeves, Richie Havens, A Tribe Called Quest, Paul Schaeffer and R&B greats The Drifters.
In the reggae world he has opened for Jimmy Cliff, Joseph Hill (Culture), King Yellowman, Third World, Steel Pulse, Toots & the Maytals. Winston Irie is phenomenal in his own right.
This concert is part of Greenport Village’s summer-long Monday night “Dancing in the Park” series.