Saturday, June 12, 2021 • The Center for the Arts is pleased to launch its outdoor summer series at the fairgrounds with the incomparable and legendary jazz musician Taj Mahal, a Grammy winning member of the Blues Hall of Fame.
“The blues is bigger than most people think,” Taj Mahal says. “You could hear Mozart play the blues. It might be more like a lament. It might be more melancholy. But I’m going to tell you: the blues is in there.” 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. Quantifying the 77- year-old’s significance is impossible, but people try anyway. A 2017 Grammy win for TajMo, Taj’s collaboration with Keb’ Mo’, brought his Grammy tally to three wins and 14 nominations, and underscored his undiminished relevance more than 50 years after his solo debut. Blues Hall of Fame membership, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association, and other honors punctuate his résumé. Taj appreciates the accolades, but his motivation lies elsewhere. “I just want to be able to make theRead More
The Center for the Arts is proud to present the legendary blues guitarist Taj Mahal as the kick-off of its Summer Concert Series being held at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.