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Pato Banton
Thursday, June 19
doors @ 8pm;
show @ 9pm.
$18 advance;
$20 door.
Performing live:

Pato Banton & The Mystic Roots Band
Tomorrow's Bad Seed

DJ Mr. E (Da Joint / Papalote)
Grammy nominee Banton, a native of London, had his first break into the music business on English Beat's classic 1982 album Special Beat Service and has rightly earned the spotlight ever since. Nearly three decades later, Pato Banton is still the efficacious performer; approaching reggae music with a soulful and light hearted character.

Born Patrick Murray, the monkier Pato ("wise owl") Banton ("heavy weight DJ") was passed to him from his elders who gave him his earliest inspirations in music and life. His music has always been a testament to the evolutionary process of music and, indeed, life and has explored melodic island sounds while never losing focus. His mission remains to spread truth, beauty and goodness through reggae music, and that he does. As he moves into what he calls "his final chapter", Pato's spirituality is ever increasing as displayed on his most recent releases Never Give In and double disc, The Words of Christ.