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Blues legend Taj Mahal, performing with The Taj Mahal Trio, will headline a fall tour celebrating the global influence of American blues music as seen from three very diverse points of view and three international points of origin.
The show will be at the Ellen Eccles Theatre in Logan on Oct. 15 and 16.
The Harlem-born artist will be joined by South African guitarist-vocalist Vusi Mahlasela and Fredericks Brown, a soul-R&B band that features Taj's daughter, Deva Mahal, who hails from New Zealand.
This tour will be the first time these artists have performed all together on one stage.
"I am really excited about the World Blues Tour," said Taj Mahal in a press release. "It is not every day that three artists from different worlds, but who speak a common language, come together for a tour. This used to happen a lot in the 60's and 70's but not as much today. It should be real fun and you can bet filled with many surprises."