Anders Osborne, Junior Marvin Join Toots and the Maytals in DC
Anders Osborne and The Wailers’ Junior Marvin joined Toots and The Maytals at their intimate all-acoustic show at the Hamilton Live in Washington, DC last Wednesday. Osborne opened the evening with a set that included his songs “Tripping in Montana” and “Me and Lola,” as well as a take on the Grateful Dead’s “Friend of the Devil” before supporting the Maytals on guitar for their entire gig.
Toots and The Maytals busted out some old classics like “Do The Reggae,” “Time Tough,” “Funk Kingstowne,” “Sweet and Dandy” and played their signature cover of John Denver’s “Country Roads.” At one point, frontman Toots Hibbert briefly spoke about needing to return home to Jamaica for an MRI scan because of a recent incident, in which a drunken fan threw a vodka bottle at his head. The band was joined by Marvin at the end of the night for a show-closing “54-46 Was My Number.”
Toots and The Maytals have a few more acoustic shows scheduled in Annapolis, MD, Ithaca, NY, South Orange, NJ and Norfolk, CT over the next four days.