Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Junior Marvin : The Guitarist

Junior Marvin aka Junior Marvin-Hanson, Junior Hanson, Junior Kerr (born Donald Hanson Marvin Kerr Richards Jr) is a Jamaican born guitarist. He formed his own band Hanson also known as Junior Marvin's Hanson in 1973 and recorded two albums.[1] Marvin met Bob Marley on February 14, 1977 and joined Bob Marley and The Wailers Band.[2] After Bob Marley passed Marvin carried on the music of The Wailers Band releasing the albums ID, Majestic Warriors, Jah Message, and Live 95-97 My Friends . In 1997 Marvin left the Wailers Band and relocated to Brazil, where he formed a short-lived group called Batuka.[3] Following his return to Jamaica he continued working as a session player. More recently Marvin has toured with Kaliroots and has also toured with The Wailers Band. Marvin toured with The Original Wailers in 2009.[4]

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