It was recently announced that Carlos Jones (internationally acclaimed American reggae artist) was one of five recipients awarded “The Pathfinder Award” for Humanitarianism from his alma mater, Maple Heights High School. The award was presented to Carlos at a school assembly on Wednesday, February 20. Other recipients were awarded “The Pathfinder Award” in Education, Art & Science, Citizenship & Government and Business.
During his remarks, Carlos said that he was surprised and humbled by the award. “It was great to have an opportunity to go back to my old high school and give thanks and acknowledgement to those who helped build my foundation of education and to light the way for me. I was also honored to be able to share some words of encouragement with the students and I hope that someone will be able to take away something of value from what I have said. My thanks goes out th MHS for the honor although I feel that there are those who are so much more deserving than I, but a truly appreciate the honor.”
Joining Carlos on stage for the awards ceremony were Lorenzo Lynch (his best friend from high school), George Gordon (his mentor, friend and fellow P.L.U.S. Band member who was partically responsible for encouraging Carlos to pursue his love of performing reggae music) and Larry Koval (his personal manager since 1988.
Little Fish Records announces St. Patrick’s Day Reggae Show
OK, so March 17 is usually reserved for green beer, Irish ballads and corn beef sandwiches, so what is wrong with a little reggae thrown in? Little Fish Records has announced a special night of reggae performances featuring Jamaican artist Warrior King along with Carlos Jones and the P.L.U.S. Band. The show is slated for Earth Night Club, located at 1295 River Road on the east banks of the Flats in Cleveland, Ohio. The doors open at 2:00 p.m. with reggae DJ’s spinning tunes up until the live show at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the show and can be purchased at: http://big-power-intl.ticketleap.com/st-patricks-day-reggae-festival/
Warrior King is well known to the international reggae community for his early 2000’s hit album and single “Virtuous Women” which hit number one on the reggae charts. Since that tremendous start, Warrior King has had his compositions chart consistently high not only in his native Jamaica, but throughout the entire Caribbean as well as the rest of the world. Other songs from this chart topping album are Breadth of Fresh Air” and “Power to Chant”.
Carlos Jones has single handily carved a nitch out in Cleveland for reggae performing for many years in this area as well as across the United States and the islands and remains a driving force for reggae with not only his song writing but his interpretations of reggae standards as well.
Over his career, he has collaborated with various artists including his most recent with soul/rock froup, Winslow (also on Little Fish Records, www.winslowsoul.com). For more information on Carlos Jones, go to: www.carlosjones.com
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