Jimbo Mathus, Papa Mali and Bobby Vega Acoustic Duo
Papa Mali and Bobby Vega Acoustic Duo: (Co-Headliners)
With over four decades of touring and recording experience - and a combined resume* that reads like a who's who of American roots, rock, folk, psychedelic, blues, funk, jazz, gospel and world music - acclaimed New Orleans guitarist and producer, Papa Mali and Bay Area bassist extraordinaire, Bobby Vega have teamed up, to explore the minimalist possibilities of acoustic string music, in a duo format. Inspired by the duos of the late Jerry Garcia with John Kahn, as well as current and longtime carriers-of-the-flame, Jack Cassidy and Jorma Kaukonen (Hot Tuna), Mali and Vega are now available, for select tour dates, festivals and special events.
*Papa Mali and Bobby Vega have performed and recorded, onstage and in the studio, individually and collectively, with the following artists: Willie Nelson, Sly Stone, Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Santana, Tower of Power, Taj Mahal, Derek Trucks, Galactic, John Medeski, Maceo Parker, Dr. John, Billy Preston, Etta James, Cyril Neville, Bernie Worrell, David Amram, Joan Baez, Paul Butterfield, Lee Oscar, Maria Mu/dour, Eddie Bo, Bobby Keys, The New Mastersounds, Hubert Laws, Babatunde Ola tunji, Govt Mule, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Jefferson Starship, Peter Rowan, North Mississippi Allstars, Henry Butler, Col. Bruce Hampton, New Riders of the Purple Sage and many, many more.
Jimbo Mathus: (Headliner)
Jimbo Mathus has blazed a singular path as a singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and shaman for 40 years, recording and releasing more than 300 songs that are a testament to his hoodoo craftsmanship and to the sounds, sights and spirits of his inspirations in the deep South. His new album, Incinerator, which debuts on April 5 via Mississippi’s Big Legal Mess Records, is the epitome of that art — an incendiary reflection of his world in music.
Mathus describes the 11 songs on Incinerator as “a huge tapestry of my experiences, hard work and dedication to living a creative life. I really took stock of what I do and why I do it … why I weave stories and dreams and visions I have into songs. And I tried to squeeze every bit of meaning out of every note and every word I wrote and recorded. It’s impossible to separate this album from me. This is who I am.”
Incinerator was recorded in a burst of inspiration, with all but overdubs cut in just two days in Water Valley, Mississippi’s Dial Back Sound. Surprisingly, Mathus, who has produced dozens of albums, decided to hand the controls to Bronson Tew and Drive-By Truckers bassist Matt Patton, who co-own Dial Back, and opted to play piano instead of his trademark guitar.
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