Toots and the Maytals - special acoustic band show Biography
Toots and the Maytals remains a relevant influence on today's global music scene with artists from the late Amy Winehouse to Sublime re-recording classic tracks. In recent years Toots has toured with The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews, Sheryl Crow and Los Lonely Boys. The band's most recent release, Unplugged on Strawberry Hill, includes twelve iconic tracks, recorded in Jamaica's Blue Mountains during a live acoustic performance.
Anders Osborne Biography
Between the sheer force and potent lyricism of his guitar playing, the riveting depth of his songwriting and the straight-from-the-soul conviction of his vocals, New Orleans’ Anders Osborne is among the most original and visionary musicians writing and performing today. Relix says Osborne plays “hard-hitting songs” featuring his “raging, expressive guitar and soulful singing…from scorched-earth rock to sweet, tender ballads.” OffBeat magazine recently named Osborne the Crescent City’s Best Guitarist for the second straight year, and also awarded him with the Best Roots Rock Artist title. Guitar Player called him, “The poet laureate of Louisiana’s fertile roots music scene.”
Since the release of his 2010 Alligator Records debut, American Patchwork, Osborne has toured virtually non-stop, performing with his own band, solo with Keb Mo, with The Stanton Moore Trio, alongside Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and with Luther Dickinson as well as with The Voice Of The Wetlands All-Stars. He appears on Galactic’s song “Dark Water” from their Ya-Ka-May album, and in 2011 produced and played on critically acclaimed albums by Tab Benoit, Johnny Sansone (both Blues Music Award winners) and Mike Zito (a Blues Music Award nominee. Along the way, he also found time to write and record the next chapter in his still-unfolding career, the new, critically acclaimed, Black Eye Galaxy.