Toots and the Maytals rocked |

Toots and the Maytals rocked

RYAN SLABAUGHsummit daily news

Most people I know fall in love with Toots and the Maytals after they hear their cover of John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” Toots and company mix the lyrics to include enough Jamaica references (West Virginia, last I checked, was not a bastion of reggae groups) to match with that classic reggae beat. Truly, during a concert, you don’t get a better chance for an all-crowd sing-along.And, last weekend at Copper’s Sunsation, Toots and the crowd didn’t disappoint. The band played the classics, including a hyper version of “Pressure Drop” that propelled much of the crowd to dance through the end-of-the-season mud, which in true form, caked the spinners and twirlers to their knees.The show couldn’t have been a better celebration of winter’s end, although an encore of reggae – or a few feet of snow – would still garner quite an applause.

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