SAN FRANCISCO — This Sunday and subsequent Sunday, two Bay Space artists will carry out on the Stern Grove Competition in San Francisco. Followers will benefit from the sounds of blues and psychedelic rock by musicians influenced by the wealthy Bay Space tradition.
At 80 years outdated, Taj Mahal has been making music his manner for six many years.
The Harlem-born musician calls Berkeley dwelling, and on Sunday, the Grammy Award-winning blues and roots artist will take the Stern Grove stage.
“He is most recognized for blues however he form of expands out into totally different genres and kinds of music and I believe that is what he is recognized for and what he is put a stamp on for the blues style,” mentioned Stern Grove Competition government director Bob Fiedler.
Taj Mahal’s music has been known as conventional and avant-garde. He incorporates components of music from the Caribbean, Africa, Europe and the Hawaiian islands.
“For us in our eighty fifth season, we’re ending with two once more form of older gents who’ve been doing it for a very very long time,” mentioned Fiedler.
To shut out the season, the competition will host The Large Picnic that includes Phil Lesh and buddies.
It introduced notable musicians and session gamers together with Scott Metzger (of Joe Russo’s Virtually Useless), Stanley Jordan, and Stuart Bogie, amongst others like Phil’s son Grahame Lesh (of Midnight North).
Taj Mahal’s opener would be the band Monophonics, which was shaped in San Francisco. Their sound blends heavy soul and psych-rock.
“I noticed them a pair years in the past up in Petaluma and that actually put them on my radar, and we’re excited to have them they convey an upbeat, energetic, blues funk form of factor,” mentioned Fiedler.
Demand for ticket reservations is excessive for the ultimate two Sundays of the season. Nevertheless, a small variety of tickets will probably be launched each day on-line.
The Stern Grove Competition wraps subsequent Sunday, August 14th.