"I started listening to Marley in the 70s and I knew that was the next big thing," recalled Zeb of his first impression of Bob Marley and The Wailers. Zeb unfortunately never got to see the legend himself in concert, but now he gets to perform the music of that legend.
"I breathe with 11 members on stage," said Zeb about being the drummer. "Once I have everyone's heart with mine, I breathe with 1,000 people," he said about connecting with the audience.
The Wailers play songs to cater to the mood of the crowd, often making up set lists on the spot.
"Everybody takes a ride, including us," he said.
It is very important not to water down the music because, according to Zeb, reggae is a very direct, positive music.
"You can use it to be vulgar or talk funky, but you can really use it to get a message across," said Zeb about the power of reggae music.
His concept of reggae is embodied by his favorite Bob Marley and The Wailers song "War." The song's lyrics are directly taken from a speech given to United Nations by Haile Selassie about human rights.
"If you can't humble yourself and deal with these words something is wrong," said Zeb. Much like those lyrics, he places a lot of importance on people uniting together.
"If people are so into loving God, why can't they embrace each other?" asked Zeb. "I can reason with everyone 360. If we can reason and reach the heights then we can all get along."
Despite this lack of man-to-man understanding Zeb discusses, he has a lot of faith in what he calls the "One Love Generation," the young adults of today. He feels that the world is going to change once this unified generation gets into power politically.
"Everyone can go to the same jam. There's some kind of similar energy, it's not as separated as it was 20 years ago," said Zeb.