It’s officially the holidays when the Rob Mathes Holiday Concert comes home to rock the season. An annual tradition for many years, the multi-talented musician, musical director, composer, and arranger Rob Mathes returns to the New York area for three Holiday Concerts December 15, 16 & 17. Mathes is an Emmy-winning and Grammy and Tony-nominated musician whose holiday songs and arrangements have been performed by just about every top musician.
Four Lost Souls was recorded over four days starting on November 8th – the day after the 2016 election – at the NuttHouse in Sheffield, AL. The album originated in 2015, though, 100 miles north in Nashville where Jon Langford produced artwork for Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City, the long-running exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain has done far more for the craft than any predecessor of the instrument. Hussain crossed over into experimental Western music with groups like Shakti (alongside John McLaughlin and L. Shankar) and with Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart in the classic World percussion releases Rolling Thunder, Diga and later Planet Drum. Still nothing has prepared followers of Hussain’s illustrious career for his marvelous group Cross Currents.