Taj Mahal

The Phantom Blues Band has backed Taj Mahal for about forever, and as first-call L.A. session cats, played behind lots of other greats, from Bonnie Raitt and Etta James to Joe Cocker and Bob Marley.  After years behind Taj, they began to release their own albums, and that’s told below.

Today, multi-GRAMMY award winning and multi-genre traversing legend Taj Mahal announced he will celebrate his 80th birthday with the GRAMMY Museum, who will host an intimate conversation moderated by Scott Goldman on Thursday, June 16. The conversation will explore his incredible career and new music including the critically acclaimed recent album release Get On Board featuring Taj Mahal alongside former Rising Sons band mate, Ry Cooder. The event will also feature a live performance by Taj Mahal. 
 

WXPN, the non-commercial, member-supported radio station of the University of Pennsylvania, today announced that it will present its annual three-day XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru from Friday, September 16 through Sunday, September 18, 2022 at two adjacent outdoor venues on the Camden, New Jersey waterfront.

The blues is bigger than most people think,” Taj Mahal says. “You could hear Mozart play the blues. It might be more like a lament. It might be more melancholy. But I’m going to tell you: the blues is in there.”

Paper Moon Presents is pleased to announce the Measure for Measure Concert Series - continuing this summer at the Bruns Amphitheater!

The season kicked off June 4th and 5th with ALO and continues into July with the following events:

GRATEFUL DEAD MOVIE NIGHT: "TRUCKIN' UP TO BUFFALO" 

Saturday, June 19th

Laid Back Festival will return in 2020 with two incredible all-star events celebrating the vast range of American music and food. Presented in partnership by Gregg Allman’s longtime manager Michael Lehman and Live Nation, the single-day festivals will take place Saturday, August 8 at Wantagh, NY’s Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater and Sunday, August 9 at Holmdel, NJ’s PNC Bank Arts Center. Live Nation presales begin Thursday, February 20 at 10 am ET; all remaining tickets go on sale Friday, February 21 at 10 am ET.

Taj Mahal and his quartet played the Parker Playhouse in Ft Lauderdale, FL, on January 27th, 2020. The 78-year old three-time Grammy winner treated the audience to an evening of African, Caribbean, Hawaiian, and blues music that was upbeat, infectious and captivating. Mahal is a musicologist who celebrates and honors African music as being the cornerstone of all modern music.

Take a 15-time IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Dobro Player of the Year and a Tennessee-born guitar prodigy who made his Grand Ole Opry debut at the age of 11, and you have Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, a powerhouse acoustic duo that has electrified the acoustic music scene.

Fat Possum Records releases two newly-recorded Mose Allison tracks from IF YOU’RE GOING TO  THE CITY:  A Tribute To Mose Allison, out November 29. Grammy-Award winner and blues mainstay Taj Mahal has recorded "Your Mind is on Vacation," while mulitplatinum singer/songwriter Jackson Browne puts his spin on "If You Live."

Last weekend, on the mystical Garden Island of Kaua’i, something very special happened: the community was brought together through the power of Folk Music.

From Hawaiians to Hippies, traditional old-timey Appalachian Bluegrass to legendary Blues Singers, everyone was stomping their bare feet at the best festival venue we have ever had on our island: the historical plantation of Grove Farm.

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