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THE BLUES SUMMIT, featuring The Taj Mahal Trio, with special guests James Montgomery and Duke Robillard. The event happens on Friday, August 17, 8:00pm, at the Capitol Center for the Arts, Concord, and is the second installment of Child and Family Services' 2012 Concerts for the Cause season.
A Grammy Award winning blues legend, Taj Mahal is one of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century blues and roots music. Though his career began more than four decades ago with American blues, as a composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, he has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the world – west Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, the Hawaiian islands and so much more. A self-taught musician who plays over 20 instruments, Taj Mahal is revered by critics and peers alike, having recorded or performed with Eric Clapton, Ry Cooder, Bob Marley and The Rolling Stones.
The Blues Summit also features Blues Music Award honorees, James Montgomery and Duke Robillard, both New England icons with a rich history of producing some of the most memorable blues collaborations of the past three decades. Collectively, the artists have worked with Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, Steven Tyler, Johnny Winter, John Lee Hooker, James Cotton, B.B. King, Greg Allman, Patti LaBelle, and Mick Jagger, among others.