Called "The Hendrix of the Sahara," Vieux Farka Touré is the son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Toure. Vieux inherited his father's astonishing guitar techniques and remains true to his father's legacy while forging his own sound using elements of rock, Latin music, and other African influences. Touré brings his full band for their Patterson debut. 8pm. $25, $20 mbrs.
"The son of the late Malian guitarist Ali Farka Touré inherited his dad's dazzlingly fluid phrasing but clearly also digs the fiery African blues rock of bands like Tinariwen. Here, he joins American peers for a crossover set that slays" —Rolling Stone
"...original guitar music of such fluidity, technique, rhythmic invention, and passion, that it is virtually unequaled." —All Music
This performance is supported by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.