The Pinstripes: Jamaican roots, served Cincinnati style

The Pinstripes (from left): (front) Leonardo Murcia, Chris Grannen; (middle) Sam White, Matt Kursmark; (back) Mike Sarason, and John Bertke.
The Pinstripes (from left): (front) Leonardo Murcia, Chris Grannen; (middle) Sam White, Matt Kursmark; (back) Mike Sarason, and John Bertke. Paul Schroder

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Back home in Cincinnati, a city with a thriving live music scene, The Pinstripes have a following that makes them one of the hottest bands around. Their unique combination of Jamaican-influenced sounds is embraced by an eclectic audience who pack often sold-out venues to enjoy – and dance to – the talented and energetic sextet’s infectious tunes.

The Pinstripes, a veritable who’s who of “Queen City” musicians, will bring their inimitable sound to Boston Saturday when they open for The Selecter at the Paradise Rock Club.

“The recording studio process is one thing, but what we love most is playing for a live audience. That visceral experience is hard to describe,” said lead singer and multi-instrumentalist Mike Sarason in a phone interview from Cincinnati.

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