Travelin’ w/Taj News Update
April 28th ~ Taj Mahal Trio performs live on “Later Live with Jools Holland”
Series 34 Episode 4 22:00 BBC TWO
April 30th – May 1st ~ Taj Mahal Trio at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.
Two shows nightly (more info)
Back in the States:
May 3rd ~ Pete Seeger’s 90th Birthday Celebration!
Music fans around the world will join in celebration and tribute to folk singer and social activist Pete Seeger, one of the great strident American protest voices of our time.
The Clearwater Concert: Creating the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders, is a benefit in his honor being held at Madison Square Garden.
The concert will feature over 40 artists, including Taj Mahal, Joan Baez, Ben Harper, Ani DiFranco, Dave Matthews, Michael Franti, Emmylou Harris, Juanes, John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, Eddie Vedder, and Keller Williams.
Event Info can be found at:
May 6th ~ Taj Mahal induction into The Blues Hall of Fame!
The induction ceremony will be held at The Blues Foundation’s Charter Member Dinner at the Memphis Marriott Downtown in Memphis, Tennessee, the night before the 30th Blues Music Awards. Other inductees include “Soul Queen of New Orleans” Irma Thomas, the late Chicago bluesman Son Seals and the Reverend Gary Davis. Taj Mahal and Irma Thomas will both attend the induction ceremony.
May 17th ~ Honorary Degree, and Happy Birthday Taj!
Taj celebrates his 67th Birthday AND is awarded an Honorary Degree from the American International College!
“SPRINGFIELD, MASS.–Taj Mahal, one of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century blues and roots music, will be honored at American International College’s Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 17.
Mahal will receive an honorary doctoral degree during the ceremony, which will be held at the MassMutual Center at 3:00 p.m.”
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