TajMo in Tahoe: Taj Mahal, Keb’ Mo’ join forces

Taj Mahal and Keb Mo are TajMo.

Taj Mahal and Keb Mo are TajMo.

Two of the greatest contemporary folk blues artists have made an album together and will go on tour this summer.

Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ call their collaboration “TajMo: The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band.”

TajMo will play Tahoe on June 24, at the MontBleu Theatre at Lake Tahoe. Ticket prices range from $40 to $55 for the seated show that starts at 8 p.m.

The album, to be released on May 5 on the Concord label, includes appearances by Bonnie Rait, Joe Walsh, Shelia E., Lizz Wright and others.

According to the Taj Mahal website, “TajMo’ is a historic collaboration between two generations of blues giants, converging their singular talents for the first time ever on an album of original songs and cover. The album was self-produced by the duo and was recorded by Zach Allen, John Caldwell and Casey Wasner at Nashville’s Stu Stu Studio.

Taj Mahal has been recording and performing his unmistakable blend of blues and world music for more than 50 years, winning multiple Grammys and collaborating with the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and more along the way. Keb’ Mo’, who has often cited Taj as one of his musical heroes, is a three-time Grammy winner who has collaborated with everyone from Raitt to Jackson Browne and Buddy Guy.

  • TajMo Tour
    When: 8 p.m. Saturday, June 24
    Where: MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa, Lake Tahoe
    Tickets: $40 to $55; go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 17, at Ticketmaster
  • Where else
  • May 30 — The Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, Colo.
  • June 1 — Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver
  • June 2 — Cautauqua Auditorim, Boulder, Colo.
  • June 4 — Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake City
  • June 6 — Fox Tucson Theatre, Tucson
  • June 7 — Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • June 10 — Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles
  • June 13 — Gallo Center for the Arts, Modesto, Calif.
  • June 15 — Uptown Theatre, Napa, Calif.
  • June 16 — Moutain Winery, Saratoga, Calif.
  • June 18 — Benaroya Hall, Seattle
  • June 20 — John Ray Ampitheater, Sunriver, Oregon
  • June 22 — Laxon Auditorium, Chico, Calif.
  • June 23 — The UC Theatre, Berkeley, Calif.
  • Aug. 9 — Lincoln Theatre, Washington, DC
  • Aug. 10 — FM Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
  • Aug. 16 — Prescott Park, Portsmouth, N.H.
  • Aug. 17 — The Egg, Albany, New York
  • Aug. 18 — Cape Cod Melody Tent, Hyannis, Mass.
  • Aug. 19 — South Shore Music Circus, Cohasset, Mass.
  • Sept 6 — Hennepin Theatre Trust, Minneapolis
  • Sept 7 — North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie, Ill.
  • Sept. 9 — Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio
  • Sept 10 — Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor
  • Sept 12 — The Pabst, Milwaukee
  • Sept. 14 — Uptown Theater, Kansas City, MO.
  • Sept 17. — Santa Fe Opera, Santa Fe, N.M.
  • Sept. 20 — Annette Strauss Square, Dallas
  • Sept. 22 — Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater, Austin, Texas
  • Sept.23 — House of Blues, Houston
  • Sept. 24 — Orpheum Theater, New Orleans
  • Sept. 29 — Sweetland Ampitheater, LaGrange, Ga.
  • Oct. 1 — Gaillard Center, Charleston, S.C.
  • Oct. 3 — Cape Fear Community College, Willmington, N.C.
  • Oct 4 — Durham Performing Arts Center, Duham, N.C.
  • Oct. 6 — Shaeffer Center for the Perfoming Arts, Boone, N.C.
  • Oct. 7 — Ryman Auditorium, Nashville
  • Oct. 21 — Legendary Blues Cruise, San Juan, Puerto Rico, / Caribbean

About Tim Parsons

Tim Parsons is the editor of Tahoe Onstage who first moved to Lake Tahoe in 1992. Before starting Tahoe Onstage in 2013, he worked for 29 years at newspapers, including the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Eureka Times-Standard and Contra Costa Times. He was the recipient of the 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive award for Journalism.

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