with special guests Collection of Lone Souljahs
Reserved Seating for PDX Jazz Members
Jamaican born Clinton Fearon is known as the legendary bassist, vocalist and lyricist of the mythic Gladiators, as well as a session musician for Coxsonne Dodd in Studio One and Lee 'Scratch' Perry's at Black Ark, two of the main producers on the island at this time. He also composed some everlasting bass lines for well-known artists like Yabby You, Jimmy Riley, Max Romeo, Junior Byles and many others.
He is a composer, songwriter, singer since his early teens, and a professional since the age of 19.
After leaving Jamaica 1987, Clinton start a new career from Seattle. With other musicians of the Gladiators, he decided to stay in the US and to found The Defenders. The band built a nice following in the Northwest. After five years the band split and Clinton Fearon formed the Boogie Brown Band with local musicians in 1993.
Clinton has recorded eight albums with Boogie Brown Band and two albums solo acoustic.
Each of his songs is a strong message coming from the heart of a man who dedicates his life to help a better world to come. With conscious roots music and poetic lyrics, he opens reggae to a wider audience who simply loves his beautiful songs.