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Grammy winner Taj Mahal is one of the most influential American Blues and Roots artists of the past half-century - a key figure in American music whose melding of blues with music from around the world is nothing short of revolutionary. Though the blues is always recognizable in his songs, it is an upbeat blues, often synthesizing diverse influences from Caribbean, Indian, African and Hawaiian music.
The moniker Taj Mahal came to Henry Saint Clair Fredericks in a dream, and now stands proud as shorthand for one of the prime movers on the blues, folk, and roots music scenes. To really feel the man's essence, trust us when we say: it's rewarding to hear him live.
"Taj is the most important bridge we have between blues, rock n roll and contemporary music. He's as bad as they get." - Bonnie Raitt