Friday, October 5, 2018 | Knoxville’s. 10736 Jasper Ave | Doors 9:00pm. No Minors. | $25 advance. General Admission. Presented by 2018 Up and Downtown Music Festival
Genius. Madman. Certifiably insane. Countless labels have been tossed around when describing Lee “Scratch” Perry. No doubt he’s all of these things, but much more importantly, the Jamaican legend is a towering figure in reggae – a producer, mixer, and songwriter, who along with King Tubby, helped invent the sound of dub. Lee “Scratch” Perry kickstarted Bob Marley’s career, has worked with everyone from Paul McCartney to John Martyn to the Clash, and has racked up countless records as both artist and producer. Perry’s studio innovations in the 1960s and 70s were decades ahead of their time, and his incalculable influence is still reverberating in today’s works of hip-hop, grime, and dubstep.