The sub-Saharan nomadic tradition often known as Tuareg that spans a number of north African international locations has a few rising stars in Mdou Moctar and Bombino however so far as I do know it was Tinariwen who helped increase world consciousness of this music kind. Hailing from Mali, the outfit is understood for his or her blues-based guitar rock that shares greater than slightly ancestry with the Hill Nation blues of northern Mississippi first pioneered by “Mississippi” Fred McDowell and later popularized through key works from Junior Kimbrough and RL Burnside. The music is infectious and enjoyable, and this sextet bought the room shifting and grooving.
Opening duties have been dealt with by a band whose title makes their proclivities very clear, however in actuality Garcia Peoples is how I really feel the Grateful Lifeless ought to sound; they jam fairly onerous and don’t get misplaced in some jugband bullshit like Jerry and Co did. Let’s hope they efficiently avoid a Shakedown Avenue disco period. Pictures of each bands under:
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