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Jah9 with One Dollar Check
August 29 • 8:00 pm• $14 – $16
On Wednesday, August 29, the Community Center for the Performing Arts proudly welcomes Jah9 back to the WOW Hall along with Eugene’s own One Dollar Check.
According to billboard.com, “Jah9 has emerged from a chrysalis of poetry and dub of Jamaican roots reggae. Her philosophy– profoundly spiritual, and her style – Jazz on Dub.” Born Janine Cunningham, Jah9 ventured inward and found an outlet for her feelings through writing. By 2009 she had became a staple on Jamaica’s underground poetry scene. The empty spaces of instrumental dub allowed Jah9 to find her voice, and her demos caught the attention of the legendary singer Beres Hammond as well as producer Don Corleon. Jah9 has released two successful albums; New Name (2013) and 9 (2016). New Name was voted album of the year by AchisReggae.com and contained the playful hit “Avocado”. The 9 album represents Jah9’s shift in energies to unveil a deeper, more personal development of her sound. The album was voted #2 Reggae Album of the Year by billboard.com. Jah9 and her band, The Dub Treatment, have performed at Boomtown (UK), Roskilde Fest (DE), Paleo Fest (CH), Rototom (ES), and Caliroots (US) among many others. A certified yoga instructor trained in Kemetic, Ashtanga and Iyengar methods, Jah9 also curates an organic music-based yoga experience she calls ‘Yoga on Dub’. She is currently working with legendary producer Clive Hunt on her follow-up to 2016’s 9 album. Jah9’s new single “Field Trip” is the third release off her upcoming Feelings EP (vinyl exclusive) out this August via VP Records — also featuring singles “Feel Good” and the more recent “Love Has Found I”.
One Dollar Check released their second studio album Fill the Void in January 2018 after being recorded at House Dark Studios in Eugene, with the final mastering being done by E.N. Young at Imperial Records. Shortly after the band embarked on their most recent West Coast tour playing 30+ dates over a 2 month time period.
Tickets are $14 in advance, $16 day of show, and are available at U. of O. Ticket Office, WOW Hall and www.ticketweb.com. Doors open at 8:00 pm and showtime is 9:00. The WOW Hall is located at 291 W. 8th Ave. (the corner of 8th and Lincoln in Eugene) and is open for all ages (6-11 half price at the door when accompanied by parent or adult guardian; five and under no charge). Adult refreshments are available downstairs. For more information please call 541-687-2746.