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New Taj Mahal Album Out Today!

TWO-TIME GRAMMY WINNER, BLUES HALL OF FAMER & AMERICANA MUSIC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER TAJ MAHAL’S STRIPPED DOWN ALBUM LABOR OF LOVE OUT DECEMBER 16 ON ACOUSTIC SOUNDS

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FIRST RELEASE IN FOUR YEARS SET FOR LP, FEATURES SOLO FAVORITES FROM 1998 PLUS COLLABORATIONS WITH MUSIC MAKER RELIEF FOUNDATION ARTISTS

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Why Did I Not Think Of This???

Music and food is a perfect combination of sensual pleasures, and how better to honor that relationship but to create an album of songs related to food!

Music Maker Relief Foundation and chef Bill Smith have partnered together to compile the new compilation Biscuits For Your Outside Man to be released June 22 on the Music Maker label. It features one previously unreleased song out of 17 tracks.

Biscuits for Your Outside Man (Album Cover)

Biscuits for Your Outside Man (Album Cover)

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The Lowell Summer Music Series Announces A Fabulous Doubleheader

What a fabulous co-bill this will be:  John Hiatt & The Combo and the Taj Mahal Trio will be appearing at the Lowell Summer Music Series on Thursday, August 27! These are two of my favorite performers and it will be great to see them at one show!

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Another Incredible Triple-Header, World Blues This Time!

I was very excited about this show at the Mahaiwe Theatre – to be able to see American Blues master Taj Mahal on the same bill as Vusi Mahlasela, the Woody Guthrie of South Africa, was indeed a special occasion.  I’ve seen each of them a few times and knew what to expect.

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Taj Mahal at the Outside the Box Festival July 2013

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Vusi Mahlasela at Regattabar in February 2011

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Shows Announced Over the Past Week

This wasn’t a very big week for announcements of new shows. Maybe I should say that not many new shows caught my attention.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band at The Narrows Center for the Arts – Wednesday, November 20

Roseanne Cash at The Narrows Center for the Arts – Thursday, December 12

Taj Mahal at The Narrows Center for the Arts – Thursday, February 13

Johnny Clegg at Somerville Theatre – Friday, April 4

Joe Bonamassa at Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom – Friday, May 16

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