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John Hiatt & The Combo and The Taj Mahal Trio


Oregon Zoo (map) Southwest
Fri., Aug. 8, 7 p.m. 2014 All Ages

Oregon Zoo

Fifty years ago, Henry Saint Clair Fredericks left behind the farms of Massachusetts to come west and become the mighty Taj Mahal. In his long career he's collaborated with everyone from electric blues pioneer Howlin' Wolf to transcendent Malian kora player Toumani Diabate, from the Rolling Stones to Etta James. His catalog is equally varied, and extends from the joyously broken jug-band charm of "Cakewalk into Town" to the folk-blues-meets-Caribbean perfection of "Queen Bee." Mahal makes consistently interesting music and is a true character on stage, unlike any other. If you see Taj at the Zoo, you won't just find an artist who's able to demonstrate his importance in American music history—you'll also find an artist who's unafraid to break out a kazoo on stage. JOSHUA JAMES AMBERSON

Oregon Zoo

4001 SW Canyon Rd., Portland, OR 97231

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  • Fri., Aug. 8, 7 p.m. 2014
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