A powerful and truly unique new band. Hailing from Mali, they came together as refugees after Islamic extremists displaced their entire town. The band fuses traditional Malian music with contemporary rock and hip-hop – think Ali Farka Toure meets Black Keys.
The evocative, rough-edged singer made his first #1 Billboard Country debut in 2014 and recently won ACM’s “Single Record of the Year." A top-notch entertainer, artist and producer -- he'll continue with major market headline dates in 2015.
San Francisco’s 19-year-old Matt Jaffe was discovered by Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison at an open mic night and is the perfect combination of virtuosity and youthful charm, with his band The Distractions reinforcing his 70s New Wave, power pop-punk sound.
This classically trained duo has collaborated with the likes of Kanye West and performed at Obama’s Inauguration Ball. Their latest is a crystallization of their peerless sound, interpolating Copland and Timbaland with style and grace.