Concert preview: Romantic reggae singer/songwriter Beres Hammond knows how to bring the heart to a simmer

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

As one of the foremost progenitors of that romantic reggae subset known as lovers rock, veteran singer/songwriter Beres Hammond knows how to bring the heart to a simmer. As a voice of conscience and empowerment in his native Jamaica, Hammond can bring those same hearts to a boil.

Last year’s double-LP One Love, One Life is neatly split between those pursuits, and it finds him in fine form, flexing vocal powers that mark him alongside the likes of Joe Cocker and Columbus cat Josh Krajcik.

Harmony House Singers & Players, DJ Inferno & Ruffneck Sound and Roots High Power Sound System are also on the bill for Tuesday’s party at the Alrosa.

Alrosa Villa

8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20

5055 Sinclair Rd., North Side

alrosavilla.com

rootsrecords.com