Our good friend Lenval Jarret ( aka Ras Shayar ) has graced stages all over the world while touring with Reggae legend Burning Spear, or his own outfit Krooshal Force. Shayar made the long trek from Jamaica to our hometown of Beckley WV almost a decade ago. Over that time span we have worked with Shayar in many different capacities: from assisting with recordings, performing at Reggae festivals, to trading licks on Appalachian instruments such as mandolin or home made ‘Cigar Box’ guitars. We caught up with the reggae legend and discussed his plans for an upcoming tour in Norway. After our wrap session we managed to capture this intimate acoustic version of his hit “Human Spirit”. We give thanks and praise, and stay Irie on this one!!!
Check out more of Shayar’s work on the following pages: