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Taj Mahal
Price $75 advance; $80 day of show.
Age Suitability None Specified
Category Blues

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Taj Mahal

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 7:30p

The inimitable multi-instrumentalist and vocalist has played a prominent role for more than four decades in infusing blues and American roots music with world music flavors. With the leader on guitar, piano, and banjo are his seasoned sidemen bassist Bill Rich and drummer Kester Smith. - - Kevin Lowenthal, Globe Correspondent

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One of the most prominent figures in late 20th century blues, singer/multi-instrumentalist Taj Mahal played an enormous role in revitalizing and preserving traditional acoustic blues. Not content to stay within that realm, Mahal soon broadened his approach, taking a musicologist's interest in a multitude of folk and roots music from around the world -- reggae and other Caribbean folk, jazz, gospel, R&B, zydeco, various West African styles, Latin, even Hawaiian....
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The Bull Run Restaurant
215 Great Rd.
Route 2A
Shirley, MA 01464
(978) 425-4311
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(no rating) Feb. 1, 2013 - Boston.com - Scott McLennan, Globe Correspondent

Even as a young man in the 1960s, Taj Mahal sounded like a seasoned blues veteran. As he sang in a deep, soulful voice about moving to the country and painting a mailbox blue, listeners probably wouldn’t have guessed that he’d been reared in Western Massachusetts.

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