TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb Mo Band Performance

TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' Band

Thursday, June 22 | 7:30 p.m.

Laxson Auditorium

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In this performance, Blues titans Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ share the stage with their band for an exciting night of music, performing songs from their long-anticipated collaborative album TajMo, (releasing on May 5, 2017 on Concord Records.)

While the two have known and influenced each other for decades, and Taj played a key role in Keb’s first record deal, TajMo marks the first proper collaboration between Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’.

TajMo brings out the best in both artists, with the pair merging their distinctive voices, personalities and guitar styles to create vibrant, immediate music that’s firmly rooted in tradition yet ruled by a playful sense of adventure. Songs from the album include “Don’t Leave Me Here,” a love letter to the south that sounds like an instant classic, and “Soul” which interweaves world music with blues in a way that only Taj could pull off. Taj and Keb’ also put a soulful spin on Mayer’s “Waiting On The World To Change.”

“He’s a stellar human being, just a brilliant man,” Keb’ says of Taj, who first saw him play at a high school assembly. “Making this record was a really big deal for me.”

“Keb’s really good at keeping the ball up in the air,” Taj notes. “He’s a hell of a guitar player, and I’m just amazed at some of the stuff that he put out there.”

Taj Mahal has been recording and performing his unmistakable blend of blues and world music for over 50 years, winning multiple Grammys and collaborating with the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and more along the way. Keb’ Mo’, who has often cited Taj as one of his musical heroes, is a 3-time Grammy Winner who has collaborated with everyone from Bonnie Raitt to Jackson Browne and Buddy Guy.

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