Blues legend and roots globalist Taj Mahal appears with his trio at the Towne Crier in Beacon on Thursday, October 15 at 8 p.m. The New York-born multi-instrumentalist and songwriter began as a kind of rural blues revivalist, but quickly proved that he could not be pigeonholed. By his third record, the delightful, poppy Giant Step, the artist born Henry St. Clair Fredericks had set the stage for a career of global musical adventure and experimentation grounded in blues values. Mahal has explored folk, country, reggae and Caribbean styles as well as those of West Africa and Hawaii.
Tickets for the Taj Mahal Trio cost $85 in advance, and are available at www.townecrier.com. The Towne Crier is located at 379 Main Street in Beacon.