Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ are uniting for historic cross-generational collaboration that will kick start Walton Arts Center’s 2017-18 Season of the Arts. TajMo: The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band with special guest Black Pacific will perform Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7pm.

Tickets go on sale Monday, July 31 at 10am. Ticket prices start at $38 and can be purchased online at waltonartscenter.org or by calling our Box Office at 479.443.5600. 

TajMo (2017), the new album by iconic blues legends Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ marks a timely convergence of two unique American artists who have extended and expanded blues traditions into adventurous new territory. The collaboration brings out the best in both artists, with the pair merging their distinctive voices, personalities and guitar styles to create vibrant music that is firmly rooted in tradition yet ruled by a playful sense of adventure. The two artists have known each other for decades, Taj even played a role in Keb’ getting his first record deal, but TajMo marks the first time that they’ve joined forces in the studio.

Taj Mahal first made his mark in the late 1960s with a series of visionary country-blues albums that helped spark a resurgence of interest in traditional acoustic blues. In the decades since, he has remained a singular creative force, pursuing his free-spirited muse with a lengthy series of eclectic recording projects. The two-time Grammy Award®-winner's body of work encompasses more than 30 albums, which have explored a wide array of roots music from around the world while remaining firmly rooted in the blues.

Since arriving on the scene in the early 1990s, blues renaissance man and three-time Grammy-winner Keb' Mo' has earned a reputation for his mastery of multiple blues styles, his ability to combine traditional approaches with a contemporary attitude, and a timeless storytelling sensibility. He has released a series of acclaimed albums, appeared in theater and film projects and collaborated with a wide array of musicians from various genres. Like Taj Mahal, Keb' remains a vocal advocate for the preservation of the blues and has been active in charities that support music education.

Single tickets for the rest of the 2017-18 Walton Arts Center season go on sale Monday, Aug. 7.