The Artists

Taj Mahal

As sturdy and iconic as the monument in India that bears the same name, Taj Mahal is a multi-faceted giant in the Americana and World Music communities, with a nearly 50-year recording legacy. Mahal (born Henry Saint Clair Fredericks in Harlem) formed the Rising Songs with Ry Cooder during the mid-60s and also worked with Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Guy and Lightnin’ Hopkins before starting his solo career in 1968. He’s led the Phantom Blues Band, the Hula Blues Band and the Taj Mahal Trio and has also collaborated with Eric Clapton, Etta James, the Rolling Stones, Ali Farka Toure and many more, scored the 1972 movie “Sounder” and was part of the “Largo” all-star project in 1998. Mahal has won two Grammy Awards, received an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Wofford College in South Carolina and was named the official Blues Artist of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 2006.

   
Taj Mahal
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