Just yesterday Ziggy Marley dropped his first live album in 12 years, Ziggy Marley In Concert (Boomshots premiered a track from it last week.) Ziggy has worked plenty of stages in the twenty-seven years since the first Melody Makers album was released, Play the Game Right. The show on the album, recorded in Boulder Colorado, was a benefit to support the non-GMO movement in Colorado. “It was a very exciting night and it was a good show,” he recalls. “People were into it and we were into it. It was nice vibes.” Read More After The Jump…
In case you don’t know, GMOs are genetically modified seeds. Ziggy’s show was part of a movement to keep public land from being used by agro-pharmaceutical companies to sow these freaky seeds in these. Ziggy also happens to be the founder of Ziggy Marley Organics, a GMO-free product line including flavored coconut oils and hemp seed snacks, available in over 500 stores nationwide.
If you want to catch Ziggy’s live set, your best bet may be to cop the album. He says he’s not sure when he will be touring next. “I’m gonna kind of take it easy this year, up to next year. I’ve been experimenting with some graphics, using the comic book and adding voices to it. I’ve been putting it up as like a six-minute clips with art and voices. I did one already and I’m working on the second one. It’s called “Marijuanaman.” It’s on my Facebook and Twitter pages so you can see the first one up there. I’ve been doing that and I’ve been working on some songs and working on some music for next year, so I’ve been keeping creative. I’ve been working in my garden, picking tomatoes and planting some stuff.”
We thought it would be cool to ask him about the best live shows he’s ever seen. “OK, let me think back,” said Bob Marley’s number-one son when we called him on the phone. “Let me see…” After a long thoughtful pause, he broke it down like this. “I’ve been to a few shows, like there was this U2 show… But these 3 were pretty special experiences.” Click through the gallery above to read about each one.
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