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. Marvin met Bob Marley on February 14, 1977 and joined Bob Marley and The Wailers Band. 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. 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.