If you’re into innovative Blues, Ska, Rock Steady and Reggae, then Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter Jahmings Maccow’s music is definitely bound to rock you. The musician, whose inspiration came from music coming out of the Mississippi Delta and the Caribbean has been causing waves in the music scene.
Jahmings Maccow grew up under the tutelage of such as greats as Blues Guitarist like Blind Lemon, Leadbelly, Charlie Patton, Blind Willie Johnson, Robert Johnson, John Hut, Lightnin’ Hopkin, Muddy Waters, Magic Slim, John Lee Hooker and Jimi Hendrix on the Blues side. Other forces which shaped Maccow’s musical leanings are artists like The Wailers, Ken Boothe, Alton Ellis, Jackie Opel, John Holt ,Dobby Dobson, Desmond Dekker and Tinga Stewart on the Caribbean side.
Jahmings Maccow emigrated to the U.S. Virgin Islands from Anguilla in 1970. Three years later he moved to New York City where he attended a music school on the upper west side of Manhattan. Throughout early to late 80’s Jahmings Maccow played, recorded and toured with some of the most influential reggae bands New York City.
By then he had become an established and acclaimed musician. In the Fall of 1987 Jahmings Maccow relocated to the Los Angeles area to further pursue his musical dream. Here he signed a contract to become a songwriter with Sunrise Records in Hollywood and appeared on the National Cable TV show, The American Music Show.
Jahmings Maccow’s music proves he is a force to reclon with in the Reggae/Caribbean realm and he continues to play and record with some of the top reggae musicians and producers in the business today . He has since made a name for himself as an acclaimed Reggae Rock Guitarist and a Great Singer and Songwriter.