Wailing Souls

Cornerstone & California Roots Presents: "Road to Cali Roots"

Wailing Souls

Trevor Green

Wed · May 16, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$20 in advance / $22 at the door

This event is all ages

Wailing Souls
Wailing Souls
First comprised of Winston 'Pipe' Matthews on lead vocals, Lloyd 'Bread' McDonald, and George 'Buddy' Haye, the Wailing Souls carried the moniker of the Renegades during the late 1960’s. This line-up recorded backing vocals for an Ernest Ranglin album before breaking up in 1968.
'Pipe' and 'Bread' teamed up with two other singers after that, Oswald Downes and Norman Davis, and they went on to work with Coxsone Dodd's famous Studio One label recording label. They recorded a number of singles there, and were also billed as the Classics, in addition to their Wailing Souls name.
In the early 70's, the Souls recorded for Bob Marley's Tuff Gong label, as Pipe and The Pipers. The group’s vocal power, and song writing ability has kept the group in the spotlight, and in 1974 the group changed again when Downes and Davis left and 'Buddy' Haye rejoined.
The group entered another era of their careers as they began work with famed producer "Jo Jo" Hookim and his Channel One label. The Souls then started their own label in 1977, Massive. In the early 80's the now quartet (with the addition of Rudolph ‘Garth’ Dennis from Black Uhuru fame) worked with a number of hot producers including Sly and Robbie, "Junjo" Lawes' and Linval Thompson.
Trevor Green
Spirited, deep, and thought provoking are just a few words to describe the artist known as Trevor Green. His music
is something fresh and distinctly new, yet is deeply woven in the spiritual fabric of our ancient ancestors.
Surrounded by 5 guitars, 3 didgeridoos, an array of percussion instruments and decorated of symbolic ancestral
nature, Green's stage appears to be a musical playground not for the faint of heart.
On the heels of Green's recent EP 'Collide,' comes the latest and most anticipated of his musical offerings. 'Voice
of the Wind,' Green's 5th studio album, is a captivating sonic journey exposing the foundational fabric from which
his inspiration is born. Traveling the depths of emotion and musical experience, 'Voice of the Wind' brings the
listener into the haunting mystical realms of songs like "Rainbow Medicine," to the foot stomping grooves of "Let
it Go" and into the celebratory experience of the songs like "Red Road" and the title track "Voice of the Wind."
This record is a culmination of Trevor's music and spiritual experiences to date and expresses the willingness to
invite each listener into his personal journey as a reflection of their own.
"I follow the music where it leads me. Through this process I find the music always comes from an honest place
and that is most important in receiving the songs when they come through." What deepens the music is Trevor's
ability to connect with his audience. Threading together sing-able and uplifting melodies, dynamic
instrumentation, heart pounding rhythms and the haunting sounds of the didgeridoo, with his spontaneous
improvisational ability, Green's performance is a one man powerhouse with universal appeal that seems to come
from the ground up. With his honest delivery and ability to extricate the music from a deep place of truth, he leads
his audience through vast landscapes of sound, weaving together a magnetic and spellbinding performance.
Through Green's devotion to bring forward the messages of our ancestors and connect deeply with culture, he
recently launched a successful crowdfunding campaign that sent him, his wife, two young children and the son of
his adopted Navajo brother on a two month journey into the heart of Australia to discover the roots of the aboriginal
culture and the story behind the didgeridoo (yidaki), which has been such a fundamental part of the sound scape
of his music.
Performing 25 shows across the region and meeting with various wisdom keepers from the indigenous aboriginal
cultures, this would prove to be yet another life altering journey of deep magnitude. In seeking a deeper
understanding and connection to didgeridoo, he was lead to a far deeper connection with the aboriginal
community of Northeast Arnhem Land where he and his family were adopted into the Galpu clan. Given the name
“North Wind” by elder Djalu Gurruwiwi, Trevor brings the blessing back to North America where he offers his fifth
studio album 'Voice of the Wind.'
Venue Information:
Cornerstone
2367 Shattuck Ave (Enter On Durant)
Berkeley, CA, 94704
http://www.cornerstoneberkeley.com/