Historic collaboration by Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' nominated for Best Contemporary Blues Album
Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’s 2017 release “TajMo,” their first full length collaboration is nominated for Best Contemporary Blues Album for the 2018 GRAMMY Awards. The album has received great praise from critics and fans — and on top of the Billboard Blues Charts for several consecutive weeks after release.
The Historic TajMo Tour concluded in October after a 6 month run that spanned across the United States, as well as Europe. The regularly sold out shows included stops at the Hollywood Bowl, Central Park, and Austin City limits.
The 11-track set – which the duo began working on three years ago, recording mostly in Nashville, where Mo’ lives, and a bit in Mahal’s home burgh of Berkeley, Calif. – is the culmination of a longtime desire for both musicians, each a standard-bearer in the genre-blending world of roots, folk, blues, soul and Americana. — Billboard
An absolute must-have album of the year for blues lovers of every stripe. Grab this one when you can, satisfaction guaranteed. — Blues Magazine (The Netherlands)
These two are, of course, among the best-known names in bluesy popular music of any stripe, and they’ve now gotten together in this band,TajMo—variously acoustic, electrified and horn-backed—and produced an album as entertaining and adept as their pairing suggests…Across the moods, Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ do not let you down. — Wall Street Journal