I got to see one of the all time legendary ska bands free at Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA, The Skalites. I guess they were even Bob Marley’s back up band at one point. This was the 2017 version. It seems like the keyboard player has been around for a while, wasn’t clear about the excellent drummer and bassist. Sounds like the guitarist and three excellent horn players (trumpet, saxophone and trombone) were pretty new.
I have to say I don’t really know ska that well. I know my favorite live band of 2017, Fishbone is ska influenced and also uses horns, guitar, bass and drums.
The Skatalites tonight were just fabulous I had to dance until I could dance no more. So much awesome solo work across the board, including bass. So happy they played Musikfest this year. I think I need to check out more ska bands.