What’s Up MV: Wailers and classic guitarists

The Wailers, pictured recording at Tuff Gong Studios in Jamaica. — Photo by William Richards


Supernova Fieldtrip, an eclectic Vineyard hip hop act is back in action at the Lampost, on Circuit Ave in Oak Bluffs. The group features emcees Brad Rothwell (aka H.R. Wellz), and Josh Robinson-White (aka JRW).

On Friday and Saturday nights, The Dive Bar on Circuit Avenue is putting on a Helmet Drive fundraiser to protect the noggins of Vineyard youth. The Helmet Drive features a host of acts including Juana Camilleri, Brad Tucker, Mike Martin, Matt Stamas and Daniel Adams. Ther is a $10 cover charge.


Guitarist Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar has played music with some of America’s greats, including James Taylor, who he met here on Martha’s Vineyard in the ’60’s. The line, “Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground” from Mr. Taylor’s song Fire and Rain is in direct reference to “The Flying Machine,” a group that Mr. Kortchmar and Mr. Taylor played in together.

Mr. Kortchmar worked in Los Angeles for the next few decades and played on the CD’s of musicians such as carole king, Crosby & Nash, James Taylor, Jackson Browne and Linda Ronstadt. For more info check here.

Mr. Kortchmar is the real deal, and he’ll play at Dreamland on Saturday night, doors open at 9 pm. Tickets are $30 in advance, or $35 at the door, available online at www.ticketsmv.com/danny.


In what one of the biggest shows the Island will see this summer, The Wailers play at the Lampost on Circuit Ave in Oak Bluffs. For more info check here. This show, part of The Wailers Revolution Tour, will include some of the classic politically charged songs from Bob Marley and The Wailers legendary musical catalogue.