saturday » march 22 » 8pm
Blues and world music man Taj Mahal makes his second visit to the ASC. This composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist is one of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th-century blues and roots music. Though his career began more than four decades ago with American blues, he has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the world – west Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, the Hawaiian Islands and so much more. What ties it all together is his insatiable interest in musical discovery. Over the years, his passion and curiosity have led him around the world, and his music.
» As the son of a jazz pianist, young Taj learned to play the piano, clarinet, trombone and harmonica, and he loved to sing. He discovered his stepfather’s guitar and became serious about it in his early teens when a guitarist moved in next door and taught him the various styles of Muddy Waters, Lightnin’ Hopkins, John Lee Hooker and Jimmy Reed, and other titans of Delta and Chicago blues. » From those early years, through musical explorations that have resulted in an eclectic recording catalog and multiple Grammy awards, Taj says, "Even at the end of 40 years, in many ways my music is just getting started." Those are words we love hearing as we welcome Taj back to the ASC stage!
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