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‘Family Man’ no stranger to collaborations

Aston “Family Man” Barrett continues to make history, from his time with Bob Marley beginning in 1968 through today.

In his 40-year career, Barrett has played bass with diverse musicians, including Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Burning Spear, Junior Delgado, Alpha Blondy, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder and John Denver. He has appeared on more than 65 recordings by other musicians.

Four years ago, two albums featuring Barrett’s material were released: “Cobra Style: Productions from the Wailers Musical Director” and an instrumental dub version, “Family in Dub,” which included one of the earliest tunes that Barrett recorded with the Wailers, “Distant Drums.”

The collaborations continue today.

Barrett and some of the Wailers will open for Carlos Santana in a few months.

WHAT: The Wailers

WHEN: Wednesday at 9 p.m. Doors open an hour before.

WHERE: Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring St., Nevada City

ADMISSION: $18 advance, $20 at the door

INFORMATION: 265-5040 or 583-2801

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