ABOUT THE PERFORMER
Ron Stackman, Jim Schwarz and Lou LaVilla began performing together in 1972, creating Bahama Mama, one of the first American bands to embrace Reggae music. When the group split up in 1980, Stackman, Schwarz and Lavilla remained together and formed the Majestics.
Bahama Mama introduced the area to Reggae music with the infamous weekly Caribe Nights at the Red Creek Inn in the late mid to late seventies.
Throughout the eighties, The Majestics’ steadily developed a fan base in upstate New York, eventually catching the attention of the legendary Lee “Scratch” Perry. In 1982, the group backed Perry when he opened for the Clash during their historic run at New York City’s Bonds International Casino, then traveled with the music icon to Kingston, Jamaica to record his “Mystic Miracle Star” LP.