Fresh from a triumphant turn at the annual Tibet House Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall, where he jammed with none other than the Roots, storied Afro-Caribbean bluesman Taj Mahal brings his Grammy-winning, nontraditional groove to a far-too-tiny venue. Get tickets and let this work to your benefit, because Mahal’s voice easily transcends from gruff to suave and he has built up incredible performance charisma over his 50-year career. Any songs from 2000’s Shoutin’ in Key will burn down the building—so, much as we like Brooklyn Bowl, howl out for ’em all. With Fredericks Brown.
Sun., April 10, 8 p.m., 2011
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on March 30, 2011