The Wailers




Reggae music has never stopped evolving, but for millions of people, it’s still defined by the songs of Bob Marley and the Wailers which originally formed in 1969 and sold in excess of 250 million albums worldwide.  Aston “Family Man” Barrett, anchor of the band, and original member, uses his old school know-how as he carries on the leadership of the Wailers.  Their heartbeat rhythms have inspired so much of what’s followed since, as evidenced by the “one-drop” reggae sound. Hits such as “Stir It Up” and “Get Up, Stand Up” define the Rastafarian way of peace, love and unity.


View more episodes in the On Tour archive »



  • Tommy Starz

    I WOULD LOVE TO GET A COPY OF THE DVD. IF ANY ONE HAVE THE INFORMATION PLEASE E-MAIL ME BACK:HUMZMIC@GMAIL.COM THANKS!!!

  • Maryann D’Amico

    Positive! Uplifting! Ya mon! Peace, Love and Unity!

  • http://whyy.org/oncanvas Lisa Gray

    Tommy, We are glad that you enjoyed the Wailers episode of On Canvas! All of our shows which have aired can be watched anytime on line at http://whyy.org/oncanvas. You are welcome to email me at lgray@whyy.org if you still would like to acquire a dub. Feel free to “like” our On Canvas Facebook page to learn about our upcoming featured artists. Thanks again for watching!
    Lisa Gray/Associate Producer/On Canvas




Connect with On Tour

WHYY thanks our sponsors — Become a sponsor »


About On Tour

On Tour is an Emmy Award winning music and performance program recorded live on location at local venues in and around Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. The On Tour series features regional, national and international artists performing a wide range of musical styles including rock n' roll, R&B, country, jazz, blues, alternative rock, indie, folk and classical. The hallmark of On Tour is the seamless weaving of intimate artist interviews with great performances.


When to watch

On Tour airs on WHYY-TV Thursdays at 10 p.m. and Sundays at noon.



WHYY thanks our sponsors — Become a sponsor »