Taj Mahal

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Taj Mahal, a two-time GRAMMY® winner and one of the most influential American blues and roots artists of the past half-century, has made no Faustian deals in his long and distinguished career, but he stands at an important crossroads nonetheless. In his never-ending exploration of the complex origins and underpinnings of American music, he has forged a four-decade career by gathering and distilling countless musical traditions from a range of geographical and cultural sources: the Mississippi Delta, the Appalachian backwoods, the African continent, the Hawaiian islands, Europe, the Caribbean and so much more. Taj Mahal doesn't just stand at the crossroads. He is the crossroads.

On September 30, 2008, he makes his Heads Up International debut with the worldwide release of Maestro . This twelve-track set - his first U.S. release in five years - marks the fortieth anniversary of Taj's rich and varied recording career by mixing original material with chestnuts from vintage sources and newcomers alike. Guests on this anniversary gala include Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Angelique Kidjo, Los Lobos, Ziggy Marley and others - many of whom have been directly influenced by Taj's music and guidance.

Taj Mahal is playing BB King's in (a very busy) NYC on Saturday night. Tickets are still on sale. All dates below...

Taj Mahal - 2008 Tour Dates
10/3 - Tarrytown Music Hall Tarrytown NY
10/4 - BB King Blues Club & Grill New York NY
10/5 - Duke Ellington Jazz Festival Washington DC
10/9 - Oberlin College Oberlin OH
10/10 - Morse Theatre Chicago IL
10/11 - Morse Theatre Chicago IL
10/12 - Fitzgerald Theater Minneapolis MN
10/15 - University Theater Missoula MT
10/16 - Idaho Falls PAC Idaho Falls ID
10/17 - Egyptian Theatre Boise ID
10/18 - The Depot Salt Lake City UT
10/19 - Boulder Theater Boulder CO
10/21 - Rialto Theatre Tucson AZ
10/22 - Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach CA
10/23 - House of Blues (Phantom Blues Band) Los Angeles CA
10/25 - The Fillmore San Francisco CA
11/1 - Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Troy NY
11/3 - Stone Mountain Arts Center Brownfield ME
11/4 - Stone Mountain Arts Center Brownfield ME
11/5 - Garde Arts Center New London CT
11/6 - The Grand Opera House Wilmington DE
11/7 - The Mahaiwe Theatre Great Barrington MA
11/8 - Narrows Center for the Arts Fall River MA
11/21 - Jazz Alley Seattle WA
11/22 - Jazz Alley Seattle WA
11/23 - Jazz Alley Seattle WA
11/25 - Jazz Alley Seattle WA
11/26 - Jazz Alley Seattle WA
11/28 - Jazz Alley Seattle WA
11/29 - Jazz Alley Seattle WA
11/30 - Jazz Alley Seattle WA
12/18 - Yoshi's Oakland CA
12/19 - Yoshi's Oakland CA
12/20 - Yoshi's Oakland CA
12/21 - Yoshi's Oakland CA
1/24/09 - Rhythm & Blues Cruise Ft. Lauderdale FL
1/25/09 - Rhythm & Blues Cruise Ft. Lauderdale FL
1/26/09 - Rhythm & Blues Cruise Ft. Lauderdale FL
1/27/09 - Rhythm & Blues Cruise Ft. Lauderdale FL
1/28/09 - Rhythm & Blues Cruise Ft. Lauderdale FL
1/29/09 - Rhythm & Blues Cruise Ft. Lauderdale FL
1/30/09 - Rhythm & Blues Cruise Ft. Lauderdale FL
1/31/09 - Rhythm & Blues Cruise Ft. Lauderdale FL