Very special guest Lamine Soumano from Mali will join Toubab Krewe for its Fall Tour, which will include Halloween shows in Las Vegas at the Vegoose festival and in New York at the Mercury Lounge as part of the CMJ Music Marathon. He'll make his American debut at the Orange Peel on October 13th in Toubab Krewe's hometown of Asheville (Buncombe County), North Carolina.
Members of Toubab Krewe first met Lamine on a trip to Ivory Coast in 2001. A phenomenal multi-instrumentalist (guitar, kora, ngoni) in the West African griot tradition, he's become a close musical mentor and friend. He's recorded and performed extensively throughout West Africa and Europe, and Toubab Krewe is thrilled to welcome him on his first trip to the U.S.
Blending Malian, American and "Dirty South" influences into a sound all its own, Toubab Krewe continues to build off the momentum of an incredible summer tour in support of its self-titled debut album, which was produced by Grammy winning producer Steven Heller and released in June on Upstream Records. Highlights included acclaimed performances at the Bonnaroo, LEAF, Joshua Tree, Strawberry, Oregon Country Fair, Sierra Nevada, High Sierra, Floyd, Northeast Kingdom, Chicago World Music and moe.Down music festivals, as well as guest appearances with STS9 and Matisyahu.
10/13 Asheville, NC. Orange Peel.
10/19-10/20 Live Oak, FL. Magnolia Fest.
10/25 Charleston, SC. Pour House.
10/26 Greensboro, NC. The Flying Anvil.
10/28 Las Vegas, NV. Vegoose.
10/31 New York. Mercury Lounge.
11/05 Vienna, VA (near Washington, DC). Jammin Java.
11/09 Boston, MA. Harper's Ferry.
11/10 Burlington, VT. Metronome.
11/11 Burlington, VT. Nectar's