A tour of American Blues w/ HERITAGE BLUES ORCHESTRA feat. DEVA MAHAL

Posted on August 30, 2016 in Music

Fronted by venerable veterans Bill Sims Jr. and Junior Mack, Heritage Blues Orchestra is comprised of veterans that know all about the grit of low-down country and urban blues with the bold brass of New Orleans; the hand-clapping fervor of gospel punctuated with fiery postmodern, jazz-infused horn arrangements; the haunting cries of work songs and pulsating drums that reach back to the real roots of it all. Listening to HBO you’ll journey across the Middle Passage, be driven down Highway 49 from Clarksdale to New Orleans, go from chain gangs and juke joints to orchestra pits, church pews and even back porches.

Featuring Taj Mahal‘s daughter, Deva Mahal, on vocals catapults the group into gospel-tinged vocals, funk rhythms, jazz-like arrangements, and an R&B sensibility.  A powerhouse vocalist and songwriter, she co-wrote the song “Never Let You Go” on Taj’s Grammy Award nominated album Maestro. Deva’s particular brand of soul embraces her blues roots, with an infusion of gospel-tinged vocals, funk rhythms, jazz-like arrangements, and an R&B sensibility. Her undeniable vocal talent never ceases to blow audiences away, and her star continues to rise.

Heritage Blues Orchestra’s music is an inspiring testament to the enduring power, possibilities and boundless beauty of African-American music, call:


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