A superlative acoustic guitarist and vocal marvel, Raul Midón erupted onto the national scene in 2006 with a much-needed fresh acoustic take on soul music. Midon’s silky, soulful tenor and dazzling percussive guitar style has taken him from backup vocal duties on Top 40 records to a special solo feature at Carnegie Hall. His singular timeless soul-pop-jazz sound garnered him a standing ovation during his television debut on Letterman and an open invitation back to Leno following his appearances there.
Midón’s mesmerizing genre-defying music is on display on his third record, the Larry Klein-produced Synthesis, as well as in his intimate shows. His musical collaborations have also been broad and varied, from a duet with Jason Mraz to a live recording with bass legend and producer Marcus Miller to playing The Budokan with Roberta Flack.
In 2007 Raul Midon played at the CURRENT Studio and had a quick chat with Mary Lucia. Take a listen!
RAUL MIDON PERFORMS IN THE CURRENT STUDIO
by Mary Lucia, Minnesota Public Radio
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“a one-man band who turns a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus… in his sensational set he suggested a three-way fusion of Stevie Wonder, Bobby McFerrin and José Feliciano.” -New York Times
“Raul Midón is one of the most exciting acoustic artists to emerge stateside in many a year.” -Acoustic Magazine, UK
“One of those rare musical forces that reminds how strong and deep the connection between man and music can sometimes be.” -Guitar Player