• 149 WESTCHESTER AVENUE, PORT CHESTER, NY 10573-4549 · (914) 937-4126

  • December 9th, 2012

    reCAP :: Toots & The Maytals 70th Birthday Bash :: 2012.12.07

    Written by: Meredith Berke


    Reggae flowed through The Capitol Theater on Friday when Toots and the Maytals played over a two and a half hour set. The energy inside the Capitol Theater was electric, the crowd was loud, and mid-December in Port Chester felt more like the warmth and love of Jamaica.

    Special guests included Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead, 7 Walkers) and Bobby Keys (Rolling Stones) on “Funky Kingston.” The night was complete when stage manager, Eliot Byron, rolled a birthday cake on stage and the crowd sang “Happy Birthday” to Toots — twice!

    Other favorites played were an extended “Monkey Man,” where the crowd was jumping along in song, “True Love is Hard To Find,” and “Reggae Got Soul.”