Taj Mahal w/Album, 40th Anniversary Tour



Takin’ that Maestro down the road apiece. Word.

By Blurt Staff


Truth-in-titling: blues/roots maestro Taj Mahal will be issuing his first U.S.
album in five years come Sept. 30 — Maestro (Heads Up) is the name, guest stars are the game, for pitching in with Taj are
the likes of Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Angelique Kidjo, Los Lobos, Ziggy Marley
and others who’ve all cited Taj as an influence.


Aw hell, he’s influenced everybody in AMERICA, and probably half the
planet, too, in his 40 years of recording and touring.


Of the album, Mahal stated in a press release, “The one thing I’ve always
demanded of the records I’ve made is that they be danceable. This record is
danceable, it’s listenable, it has lots of different rhythms, it’s accessible,
it’s all right in front of you. It’s a lot of fun, and it represents where I am
at this particular moment in my life.”


He’s also announced an exhaustive touring itinerary that will kick off at
the end of September and run well into November. BLURT has seen The Man several
times and all we got to say is: Don’t miss him.


 Taj Mahal Tour Dates:

Thu Sept 25th Napa, CA
Napa Valley
Opera House
Fri Sept 26th Redding, CA
Cascade Theater
Sat Sept 27th Arcata, CA Van Duzer Theatre
Sun Sept 28th Bend. OR Tower Theatre
Thu Oct 2nd Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
Fri Oct 3rd Tarrytown, NY Tarrytown Music Hall
Sat Oct 4th BB King Blues Club, NYC
Sun Oct 5th Washington D.C. Duke Ellington Jazz Festival
Thu Oct 9th Oberlin, OH Finney Chapel at Oberlin College
Fri Oct 10th Chicago, IL Morse Theatre
Sat Oct 11th Chicago, IL Morse Theatre
Sun Oct 12th Minneapolis, MN Fitzgerald Theater
Wed Oct 15th Missoula, MT University Theater
Thu Oct 16th Idaho Falls, ID Idaho Falls Performing Arts Center
Fri Oct 17th Boise, ID Egyptian Theatre
Sat Oct 18th Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
Sun Oct 19th TBA
Tue Oct 21 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre or Fox
Wed Oct 22nd Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern
Thu Oct 23rd TBA
Sat Oct 25th San Francisco, CA The Fillmore (Featuring Phantom Blues Band and
Special Guests)
Sat Nov 1st Troy, NY Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Mon Nov 3rd Brownfield, ME Stone Mountain Arts Center
Tue Nov 4th Brownfield, ME Stone Mountain Arts Center
Wed Nov 5th New London, CT Garde Arts Center
Thu Nov 6th Wilmington, DE The Grand Opera House
Fri Nov 7th Great Barrington, MA The Mahaiwe Theatre
Sat Nov 8th Fall River, MA Narrows Center for the Arts
Nov 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30 Seattle, WA Jazz Alley



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