Taj Mahal and Bonnie Raitt perform Tajs Done Changed My Way of Living on NBCs The Today Show.
Taj Mahal recently accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association. He said that “This is one of the most powerful and wonderful things that could happen in life.”
No matter how the Taj Mahal music is classified, two things seem crucial to it. Listeners like it regardless of their everyday musical sympathies and are deeply rooted in blues. “… There are many varieties of music, but you always need a cornerstone on which you can then build everything. And this stone is just acoustic blues. “- said Taj Mahal years ago.
Undoubtedly, this timeless, bluesy dimension of his art made him become an inspiration for the greatest legends of world-wide popular music. Rolling Stones invited him to the famous Rock’n’roll Circus, Duane Allman of the Allman Brothers simply based his playing style on the guitar parts heard in the recordings of the first Mahala band – Rising Sons and Eric Clapton still accepts his every invitation to collaboration.