Tajmo: The Taj Mahal and Keb Mo Band

Tajmo: The Taj Mahal and Keb Mo Band

Thursday, August 2

7:30 pm

Crest Theatre

Sacramento, CA

$69-89-99

Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
In September 2014, some 50 years after moving to Los Angeles to form the band Rising Sons with fellow blues musician Ry Cooder and Jessie Lee Kincaid, Taj Mahal hightailed it to Nashville to receive an honor he called “one of the most powerful and wonderful things that could ever happen in my life.” Celebrating decades of recording and touring that have nearly singlehandedly reshaped the definition and scope of the blues via the infusion of exotic sounds from the Caribbean, Africa and South Pacific, the two-time Grammy winning singer, songwriter, film composer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist was feted with the Lifetime Achievement for Performance Award at the 13th Annual Americana Honors and Awards.
“I’ve been performing for over 50 years, and to be recognized for the road I’ve traveled means the world to me, says Mahal, who during the show performed “Statesboro Blues” – which he first recorded on his eponymous 1968 debut album - on dobro with a band that included Cooder and Don Was. “I could not have done this without the audience that has been so supportive of me throughout my musical journey. It was a fantastic night and I was thrilled to be there and celebrated among such other outstanding American musical treasures like Jackson Browne and Flaco Jimenez, whose music and talent I am a fan of. It certainly represented a diversity of musical styles and culture. That’s what I’m talking about!”
Keb Mo
Keb Mo
Keb' Mo' is a three–time Grammy Award winner for Best Contemporary Blues Album, and a key figure in the acclaimed 2003 PBS series "Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues." Selling over two million records, Keb' has performed at the White House, shared the stage with Blues and Rock legends, played at President Obama's Inaugural Ball, and continued to master his skills as a guitarist, singer, writer, and producer.
His familiar and distinctive guitar sound can be heard in a variety of television and film projects including: Memphis Beat, Mike and Molly, Tin Cup, and One Fine Day.
In recent years, he has started a new family and moved from Los Angeles to Nashville.
"It was really a family move, not a business move. But there were benefits attached to it – more space, for one thing. In my house here, I have a whole production facility with a studio, a lounge, lodging, even parking. It feels much more expansive."
"The talent pool of musicians here is amazing. Nashville is a smaller town [than L.A.] so there may be fewer players, but with a very high concentration of quality musicians."
2013 sees Keb' involved with a variety of projects including: developing other artists, helping grow the popularity of the blues, enjoying his family, and taking part in the community.
Venue Information:
Crest Theatre
1013 K Street
Sacramento, CA, 95814
http://crestsacramento.com/