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Stephen Marley

Artist Bio

Eight-time Grammy award winning singer, musician and producer Stephen Marley is a true pioneer of reggae music. The second son of music icons Bob and Rita Marley, Stephen is a legend in his own right, producing a robust collection of prolific music that infuses reggae with hip hop, soul, jazz, doo-wop and much more.

He began his career at the ripe age of six—singing, dancing and playing percussion with his siblings in The Melody Makers. While still a teenager he assisted in the production of the all of their albums including their three Best Reggae Album Grammy winners Conscious Party (Virgin Records, 1989), One Bright Day (Virgin Records, 1990) and Fallen Is Babylon (Elektra Entertainment, 1998). In 1993 Stephen founded the record label Ghetto Youths International with his brother Ziggy Marley as a means of controlling their own music and support emerging artists.

Following Stephen produced a number of chart-topping, Grammy award-winning albums including Chant Down Babylon, that presented an innovative fusion of his father’s original vocal outtakes from the 1970s Island Records’ sessions with duets with hip-hop and R&B artists, while updating the Wailers’ richly textured one-drop rhythms with an assortment of samples, loops and overdubs.

Stephen’s hip-hop infused dancehall beats achieved a new height of complexity on his brother Damian Marley’s 2001 album Halfway Tree (Ghetto Youths/Motown) which yielded several hits around the globe and won the 2002 Grammy for Best Reggae album. In 2005 Stephen produced and contributed vocals to Damian’s single Welcome To Jamrock—the biggest reggae song of the year—that to this day can be heard on repeat. His vocal and production contributions on this album won Stephan another Grammy for best album in 2005.

The highly anticipated release of his first solo album came to fruition in 2007 with the beautifully composed and uplifting album, Mind Control. Recorded at the Marley Music studio in Kingston and the Marley’s Lion’s Den studio in Miami Mind Control—which won the Grammy’s Best Reggae Album category in  2007—offers an organic blend of eclectic elements defying music categorization.

His dynamic musical success continued in 2008 with the release of his second solo album Mind Control Acoustic—an acoustic iteration of the previous album—followed by the debut of his third solo album Revelation Part I: The Root of Life in 2011. Stephen’s signature sound reigned true in this album that features an array of iconic hits including Jah Army (ft. Damian Marley & Buju Banton), Made in Africa (ft.Wale and The Cast of Fela), No Cigarette Smoking (ft. Melanie Fiona) and much more, winning him another Grammy for Best Reggae Album.

The second installment of the two-part series, Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life, hit the charts in 2016 featuring a powerful collection of songs that represent his progressive ability to blend several genres of music. Legendary artists including Busta Rhymes, Rakim, Dead Prez, Rick Ross, Junior Reid, Bounty Killer and many more, lent their unique sounds to the album that is still played around the world today.

Since then, Marley has continued to release tracks with globally renowned artists including Options with Pitbull, 40 Days & 40 Nights with Salam Remi and Nothing’s Gonna Harm You with his son Joe Mersa. His work doesn’t stop there, in 2017 he brought to life the first annual Kaya Fest, a music awareness festival that highlights the benefits and educational opportunities around Cannabis. Stephen’s passion extends behind the scenes through the Ghetto Youths Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to benefit underprivileged communities in Jamaica and around the globe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tour Dates

Feb 17 2023
Golden State Theatre
Monterey, CA
Feb 18 2023
Fremont Theater
San Luis Obispo, CA
Feb 19 2023
Cali Vibes Fest 2023
Long Beach, CA
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Feb 22 2023
Crest Theatre
Sacramento, CA
Feb 23 2023
JaM Cellars
Napa, CA
Feb 24 2023
Historic Ashland Armory
Ashland, OR
Feb 25 2023
McMenamins Spanish Ballroom
Tacoma, WA
Feb 26 2023
Aladdin Theater
Portland, OR
Mar 02 2023
House of Blues
Dallas, TX
Mar 03 2023
Scout Bar
Houston, TX
Mar 04 2023
House of Blues
New Orleans, LA
Mar 05 2023
Chelsea's Live
Baton Rouge, LA
Mar 07 2023
City Winery
Nashville, TN
Mar 09 2023
The Beacon Theatre - Love Rocks NYC
New York, NY
Mar 10 2023
Cabot Theatre
Beverly, MA
Mar 11 2023
The Flying Monkey
Plymouth, NH
Mar 12 2023
Webster Hall
New York, NY
Mar 14 2023
Bergen Performing Arts Center
Englewood, NJ
Mar 15 2023
The Fillmore
Silver Spring, MD
Mar 16 2023
NorVa
Norfolk, VA
Mar 17 2023
The Senate
Columbia, SC
Mar 18 2023
Center Stage
Atlanta, GA
Apr 19 2023
Red Rocks Amphitheatre with The Marley Brothers
Morrison, CO
Apr 20 2023
Red Rocks Amphitheatre with The Marley Brothers
Morrison, CO