THE PLUS PRESENTS: THE MEDITATIONS WITH SPECIAL GUEST IRIE SOL
THURSDAY, JULY 27TH
208 S BARSTOW ST
EAU CLAIRE, WI
GENERAL ADMISSION | ALL AGES
$20 IN ADVANCE | $25 AT THE DOOR
ABOUT OUR PERFORMERS
As part of the foundation of reggae music, Ansel “Meditation” Cridland has over forty years producing, writing, arranging, and performing for fans all over the world. As leader of the legendary trio (The Meditations) Ansel and his fellow band members performed at the historical ONE LOVE PEACE CONCERT, held April, 22nd 1978, at the request of Bob Marley. Legends like Jimmy Cliff, Sly and Robbie, Philip Smart, Willie Lindo and Gregory Isaac are a few of the people that Ansel has worked with. These contributions have sculpted the sound of Roots Rock Reggae over the years. Making The Meditations a fundamental and essential part of reggae music.
Over the past few years Ansel (who has produced all of The Meditations’s albums excluding three) have been the only remaining original member of The Meditations to continue touring. Accompanying him for almost 10 years, as background vocalist are Laury Webb(who is also featured on The Good Of Man album) and DaddyLion Chandell. Together, they’ve been touring the United States performing for massive crowds at venues like the Red Rock Amphitheater twice in seven years. And returning in 2013, to celebrate Reggae On The River 30th year anniversary. A festival first opened by The Meditations and The Itals.
Touring the United States year after year, embarking on journeys over waters to Africa in an attempt to quench the thirst for Meditations Music. On January 29, 2010 Ansel performed for exhilarated fans at The Parker Place(in Abidjan, Ivory Coast), which due to the demand, resulted in being two events instead of one. This amazing experience produced a great live album, titled Ansel Meditations Live In Africa. This album is of legendary proportions to say the least. Its Roots Reggae at its finest. Its raw and filled with uncut material, capturing a monumental moment in time.
There’s most definitely a thirst for Roots Rock Reggae and that authentic Meditations sound. It’s by no means new but it’s growing in volume with every generation. The love is overwhelming and it’s an inspiring experience to see The Meditations live.
Erupting out of the Twin Cities and Eau Claire, WI with a musical blend that reflects the diversity of its band members—who hail from Kingston, Jamaica; Providence, RI; Chicago, IL; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN; and Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls, WI—Irie Sol delivers authentic Jamaican chat/DJing and soaring, soulful melodies backed by blazing bebop horns, wailing guitar, and tight drum and bass. The band has shared bills with The Wailers, Stephen Marley, Morgan Heritage, The Meditations, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, John Munson of Semisonic, Tech N9ne, Sevendust, Quiet Riot, Bret Michaels, and Warrant.
OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS
The Plus is absorbing your ticket fees. Buy in advance, and you not only save at the door, you pay no fees!
The Plus is a full service restaurant. Food is available in the venue, and cocktails for the 21+ crowd
Online tickets are will call, print at home, or e-ticket. No physical tickets will be printed when you order in advance. A list will be present at the door to assure your entry.
Online sales close at 6pm the day of the show. The show is not- we repeat- NOT sold out unless there is a separate announcement indicating so. If you miss the window for online sales, tickets can be purchased at the doors when they open at 8pm for the full price.
The Plus reserves the right to refuse service or deny entry to anyone who exhibits rude, aggressive, or disruptive behavior. No refunds will be provided if this occurs.