Thursday, May 26, 2016
a benefit for KSFR public radio1607 Paseo de Peralta (at S. Guadalupe in the Railyard), Santa FeSanta Fe Farmer's Market Pavilion7:30 showtime, 6:45 doors
Support KSFR 101.1FM Santa Fe public radio by attending this special Taj Mahal performance at the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market Pavilion. Proceeds to benefit KSFR programming. Please note, this is a 21 and over event; beer & wine will be served. This is a seated show, though there’s lots of room to get up and dance if the spirit moves you.
One of the greatest American roots musicians of all time, with more than 40 albums to his credit, Grammy winner Taj Mahal has played a vital role in preserving traditional blues and American roots music for four decades. A famously versatile musical chameleon, Taj has tapped into Hawaiian music, Caribbean rhythms, African forms, American folk, you name it–always remaining true to tradition yet infusing all with a deep blues that is central to his sound and soul. Regardless of genre, his heart belongs to old-time country blues. Taj recorded his self-titled debut for Columbia Records in 1968, collaborating with Ry Cooder, and his first album remains a must-have classic. Several more excellent albums for the label followed through the early ’70s, which, along with steady touring, established him as a popular, charismatic, laidback performer of great sophistication, wit, and intelligence. His insatiable thirst for varied styles and sounds has led to dozens of albums, hundreds of folk, blues, and world music festival appearances, and a broad audience. In the past five years, Taj has performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon with the Roots; guested on new Clapton recordings; joined the Rolling Stones onstage; and performed at Bonnaroo with Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, and more. His Complete Columbia Album Collection was released in 2013 on Columbia/Legacy. He was recently awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Americana Music Association.
Santa Fe Farmer’s Market Pavilion
1607 Paseo de Peralta (at S. Guadalupe St. in the Railyard), Santa Fe
THIS IS A 21 & OVER EVENT; beer, wine & hard cider will be served.
GA $38. Rows 4-6 $59. Rows 1-3 $79. VIP stagefront tables (seats 4) $350.
800-838-3006 or BUY ONLINE
6:45 doors, 7:30-7:55 Lakota John opens the show, 8:00-9:30 Taj Mahal Trio
Co-presented by Double D Productions, KSFR 101.1FM & Santa Fe Brewing Company.