Henry Saint Clair Fredericks, who goes by the stage name Taj Mahal, is an internationally recognized blues musician who folds various forms of world music into his offerings. A self-taught singer-songwriter who plays the guitar, banjo and harmonica (among many other instruments), Mahal has done much to reshape the definition and scope of blues music during his 40+ year career by fusing it with nontraditional forms, including sounds from the Caribbean, Africa and the South Pacific.
You may recall one of Todd's many epic appearances on television when he performed with Taj Mahal and Michele Gray in 1989 on the show Night Music hosted by David Sanborn? The song was "Never Mind the Why and Wherefore" from the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, H.M.S. Pinafore and they were accompanied by other musicians including Pat Metheny (guitar), Philippe Saisse (keyboards), Christian Marclay (turntables), and host David Sanborn (saxophone).
Todd also joined Taj onstage on the same show for a rendition of Mahal's "She Caught The Katy".
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