Taj Mahal Quartet
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Taj Mahal Quartet

Feb 27 - Mar 01, 2020
Miner Auditorium
ThuFeb 27
7:30 PM

$35 | $55 | $75 | $95

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FriFeb 28
7:30 PM

$40 | $60 | $80 | $100

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SatFeb 29
7:30 PM

$45 | $65 | $85 | $105

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SunMar 1
2:00 PM

$35 | $55 | $75 | $95

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Taj Mahal doesn’t wait for permission. If a sound intrigues him, he sets out to make it. If origins mystify him, he moves to trace them. If rules get in his way, he unapologetically breaks them. To Taj, convention means nothing, but traditions are holy. He has pushed music and culture forward, all while looking lovingly back.

“I just want to be able to make the music that I’m hearing come to me—and that’s what I did,” Taj says. The 76-year-old is home in Berkeley, reflecting on six decades of music making. “When I say, ‘I did,’ I’m not coming from the ego. The music comes from somewhere. You’re just the conduit it comes through. You’re there to receive the gift.”

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Taj is a towering musical figure—a legend who transcended the blues not by leaving them behind, but by revealing their magnificent scope to the world.

That's the beauty of Taj Mahal - it's people's music, it runs in the bloodstream, it's guttural, timeless, hip-swaying stuff that's nearly impossible to listen to without a big grin stretched across your face.

San Francisco Chronicle

That's the beauty of Taj Mahal - it's people's music, it runs in the bloodstream, it's guttural, timeless, hip-swaying stuff that's nearly impossible to listen to without a big grin stretched across your face.

San Francisco Chronicle

Personnel

Taj Mahal vocals, banjo, dobro, & guitar
Lester Smith drums
Bill Rich bass
Bobby Igano lap steel & electric guitar

That sublime mix of traditional Delta blues, front-porch finger-picking tunes and funky soul that Taj Mahal can whip together like just about no one else out there.

San Francisco Chronicle

Personnel

Taj Mahal vocals, banjo, dobro, & guitar
Lester Smith drums
Bill Rich bass
Bobby Igano lap steel & electric guitar

That sublime mix of traditional Delta blues, front-porch finger-picking tunes and funky soul that Taj Mahal can whip together like just about no one else out there.

San Francisco Chronicle

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