Jun 14, 2013
© 2014, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.
From a press release
issued by Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
The Originial Wailers Perform at Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix
Reggae Band a Highlight of Off-Track Events at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
MONTEREY, Calif. – The roaring sounds of motorcycle engines will meet the soothing sounds of the Caribbean this year, as race fans attending the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will be treated to the reggae-styling of The Original Wailers.
The Original Wailers will be performing on Saturday, July 20 at 7 p.m. on the GE Capital Financial Stage in the Yamaha Marketplace at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The concert is the highlighted concluding act after a full day of motorcycle racing action. The concert is free to all ticketed Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix visitors.
Led by Al Anderson, who has toured and performed with Bob Marley & Wailers, Peter Tosh, The Rolling Stones and Santana, The Original Wailers will be performing songs from the Legend catalog in addition to their Grammy nominated cd Miracle.
The Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix, featuring the MotoGP™ World Championship, will be held July 19-21 featuring the top international riders. Last year the event welcomed more than 137,000 fans from around the world to the scenic Monterey Peninsula.
Band members include: Anderson (guitar, vocals), Desi Hyson (vocals, keyboard), Steve Samuels (bass, vocals) Erica Newell (vocals), ‘Paapa’ Nyarkoh (drums) and Frankie DuBois (keyboards). The Original Wailers recently released a five song album named Miracle that creates the true sound of Bob Marley and The Wailers.
In addition to musical performances, the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix offers a variety of activities for fans of all ages. Events such as the Strider Cup Adventure Zone and MY Museum’s Wheelie Mobilee will be available in the family-friendly Yamaha Marketplace for the youngest race fans, while activities such as a question and answer period with Yamaha MotoGP Riders, autograph sessions and interactive displays are sure to entertain the biggest motorcycle enthusiasts.
For more information on The Original Wailers visit . To purchase tickets and hospitality packages for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix, featuring MotoGP™ World Championship, go to or call 800-327-7322.