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The Wailing Souls and Prezident Brown

Cjah Prezents will host Jamaican reggae artists The Wailing Souls and Prezident Brown at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. The Wailing Souls first met success in the late '70s with their hit song, "Things and Times." They have released multiple albums over the past 40 years featuring their Motown and reggae harmonies. The Souls were featured in several songs in the Disney film, "Cool Runnings." Prezident Brown's music embraces positive messages, bent on inspiring the audience. Brown's most recent CD, "Common Prosperity," was released in 2009. Advance tickets cost $18 and are available at Music Coop and CD or Not CD in Ashland. Tickets will cost $20 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. Call 707-599-7703.

The Wailing Souls is Winston 'Pipe' Matthews (left) and Lloyd 'Bread' McDonald. The reggae artists will perform Thursday evening at the Historic Ashland Armory. - Jan Salzman