Taj’s lastest project, a collaboration album with modern blues guitarist Keb’ Mo’ and appropriately titled TajMo, explores the more good-time elements of blues music.
“It was a lot of fun,” Taj continues. “We’d been thinking about collaborating for a little while, but once we actually got in there, I was really impressed. Keb’s really good at keeping the ball up in the air. He’s a hell of a guitar player, and I’m just amazed at some of the stuff that he put out there.”
TajMo, while rooted in the American blues tradition, also veers into jazzy and Afro-Caribbean island territory at times, which should come as no surprise considering the two men’s back catalogs.