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Tribute to reggae legend Peter Tosh this Friday at The Townehouse

House of David Gang returns to Sudbury
House of David Gang performing at Northern Lights Festival Boréal. The group will be back in Sudbury this Friday, Oct. 12. (File)

House of David Gang will perform the music of Peter Tosh this Friday, Oct. 12 at The Townehouse Tavern.

Tosh is well known for coining the phrase "legalize it", and tragically passed on Sept. 11, 1987 at just 42 years of age. Peter Tosh was one of the most militant reggae recording artists, his name, face and songs stand as a symbol of inspiration to people around the world. Peter Tosh, Bob Marley and Bunny Livingstone were the co-founders of the most iconic reggae group of all time, The Wailers.

Dubbed Canada's "Reggae Warriors," House of David Gang is an authentic reggae band that delivers late 70s and early 80s-style Jamaican reggae originals; mixed with folk, soul, calypso, afrobeat and hip-hop influences. 

Based in Toronto and fronted by vocalist King Selah and drummer Jahlin Edwards with guitarists Terell Jarvis and Jay Cleary. Bassist Jo John and keyboardists Dezi Fingazz and Sam Weller round out the modern incarnation of The Gang. 

The band takes its name from the House of David, an after-hours spot that was a hotspot for artists from the Toronto's burgeoning Rastafarian and reggae community from the late 80’s until the mid-90’s. 

Throughout their career, House of David Gang has been known for their uplifting roots rock reggae sound, which pays homage to the classic 70's and 80's Jamaican sound mixed with a modern rootsy Canadian feel. 

Friday's show is $10 at the door, with doors opening at 10 p.m.

Check out more on House of David Gang here.