Grammy winner Taj Mahal headlines World Blues Tour at McCain Auditorium
Monday, Oct. 14, 2013
MANHATTAN -- Get a taste of blues music from around the world when the World Blues Tour makes a stop at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24.
The World Blues Tour is a celebration of the global influence of American blues music. The show's headliner is Grammy-winning folk-blues icon Taj Mahal. Also featured are guitarist and vocalist Vusi Mahlasela and the band Fredericks Brown, which features Mahal's daughter, Deva Mahal. Mahlasela showcases the soulful style of South African blues, and Fredericks Brown showcases modern rock and roll influences.
Taj Mahal has been a master of various blues styles over his five-decade career, from Mississippi Delta Blues, to Hawaiian styles, to African rhythms. He and Mahlasela explore the intersection of American and African blues tradition.
Tickets for this McCain Performance Series event are $18.50-$75, plus applicable taxes and fees, and can be purchased at the McCain Auditorium box office, by calling 785-532-6428 or online at http://www.k-state.edu/mccain.