Revival brings Jamaican reggae star Triston Palma to O.B.

“Triston Palma has been doing this for about forty years, he was recording reggae hits as a teen and is a longtime favorite of the guys in the band,” says Revival bassist Luis Medina of their occasional Jamaica-based collaborator. “He comes to San Diego about every two years and always packs the place.”

Palma and the band first crossed paths in 2012 when Revival opened his shows at Worldbeat Center and elsewhere.

After pairing the following year for area Tribute to the Legends bills, “At this point, Triston would call us directly and ask us to get ready, and it continued this way…Triston really enjoyed our enthusiasm for playing his music. Really, what we did was make it our own. It shows on our live performances. There’s a great energy that he likes…he only likes playing with us when he comes to this part of the world.”

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