Possessing a sound that incorporates elements of Motown, funk, R&B and reggae, the Wailing Souls are elder statesmen of Jamaica’s island music sound. Formed in the late 1960s under the mentorship of musical icon Joe Higgs, and eventually famed Jamaican producer Coxsone Dodd, the group has been a fixture on the international reggae scene for decades. It’s also received numerous awards and three Grammy nominations. The band continues to tour the world spreading its message of one love. Also on the bill: Dub Nation.
INFO: 9 p.m. Sunday, May 20. Moe’s Alley, 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. $25/adv, $30/door. 479-1854. WANT TO GO? Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Monday, May 14 to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show.