The two time Grammy Award winning blues and roots musician Taj Mahal is bringing his trio to the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia on Saturday, February 9, 2013. Taj Mahal can be described as a composer, a vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist. The musician can not be described as one type of musician. His artistic scope can not be limited to one genre the blues, as he pulls from world music from around the globe including Hawaiian, West African, Caribbean, Europe and Latin American. Taj Mahal is an influential multi talented artist whose surroundings, ears, and instruments release his creativity.
Taj Mahal was recognized as an influential musician well before his Grammy Awards in 1997 and 2000. He appeared in the Rolling Stones “Rock and Roll Circus” in the 1960s. His love of other music also led him to work with the likes of Ry Cooder, Ali Darke Toure and Cedella Marley Booker. The well respected musician has toured with Eric Clapton and played numerous festivals like the Wanee Festival.
In all Taj Mahal has been nominated for nine Grammy Awards and has won a Blues Music Award. The 70 year old musician is working in his sixth decade of his career. The 70 year old blues legend is still going strong. Perhaps a testament is the two Grammy Awards were both earned when he was over 50 years old. You can learn more about this blues great at his website.
The State Theatre will provide an intimate venue to see and hear the living legend that is Taj Mahal. It should be a great night of blues, world and roots music up close and personal. Doors open at 7 and the music is scheduled to start at 9PM. Come early you can enjoy a meal, snacks, or a refreshing beverage at the venue. Tickets are $42 and you can get them online here and learn more about the State Theatre.