For Taj Mahal, the past four decades have seen immeasurable success and change.
Today, Taj looks to the future with a new management team.
Chuck Morris of Chuck Morris Entertainment and Kevin Morris of Madison House, Inc. have joined forces in their first signing together to represent legend Taj Mahal.
It is not coincidence that Chuck and Kevin have the same last name. This uncle and nephew team have enjoyed individual success – Chuck as the largest promoter in Denver, Colorado for over 30 years, and Kevin Morris as partner in the innovative Madison House management and booking team (The String Cheese Incident, Secret Machines, Michael Franti, Dresden Dolls) and president of the successful indie label SCI Fidelity Records – and look forward to this collaboration.
Chuck says of the deal, “To work with an artist like Taj – whom I have been a friend, fan and promoter of for 34 year, is an unbelievable honor. And to work with my nephew on a project is something I’ve been hoping to do since he came to one of my shows at 12 years old and told me he wanted to be in this crazy business.”
Kevin adds, “We are both excited to be working with such a legend, and look forward to being by his side as his contributions to music continue to evolve.”
You could call him a singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, ethnomusicologist, two-time Grammy- winner, world-class musical collaborator, musicians’ advocate, world traveler, fisherman, or cigar aficionado. These titles are all accurate, yet none convey the warmth, humor, and soulfulness of Taj and his music. Look for Taj On Tour with The Taj Mahal Trio – Taj on guitar, piano, and banjo, Bill Rich on bass and Kester Smith on drums. These musicians have been playing together on and off for more than 30 years. Together, they draw on a long, shared history of Taj’s music.
“The Trio allows the music between voice and guitar to happen with the smallest amount of accompaniment – bass and drums,” says Taj. “That leaves a lot of space to be filled. The guitar is not submerged but right up front in the music. It’s a challenging place to play.”