From where I sit, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry is, hands down, the most exciting artist at Nelsonville Music Festival 2012. The 76-year-old Jamaican, whose name is synonymous with the foundation of dub, has produced Bob Marley, won a Grammy, and is listed as Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Artists of all time. The fellow is a living legend.
Perry’s eccentric personality, experimental recording techniques, and love for super reefer have been defining characteristics over the years. Nonetheless, he’s sober these days and, apparently, still weird as shit. Highly recommended: Saturday, May 19th @ 12 AM on the Main Stage.