This will be the first time that Tarrus Riley will be performing at Reggae Sumfest without his dad being around.
Tarrus’s dad, legendary reggae performer Jimmy Riley, who was also a member of the Sensations and Uniques, took a young Tarrus to the very first Reggae Sumfest back in 1993. It was an experience that would help to shape Tarrus’ life.
Years later when Tarrus performed at the annual reggae festival, Jimmy would always be waiting in the wings, but the elder Riley won’t make the trip this year. He died in March from cancer, but Tarrus knows his dad will be there in spirit.