March 04, 2021 1 min read 2 Comments

Taj Mahal has been one of my favorite musicians since I was a teenager. We were very honored that Taj would take time to speak with us. Initially slated for a short 15-20 minute interview, Taj had a good time speaking with the Banjo Studio Podcast host, Jonathan Freilich, and spoke with him for over an hour! 

Listen as Taj talks about his beginnings, how he got started playing the banjo, his approach to the banjo and the way he tunes it, and much more. 

If you aren't familiar with Taj Mahal, now is the time to start checking out his very deep catalog of recordings.

“Like ancient culture,” he adds, “the people are as much a part of the performance as the music. Live communication through music, oh yeah, it’s right up there with oxygen!” - Taj Mahal

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Jeremy Lyons
Jeremy Lyons

March 21, 2021

Great! The man can talk! How many questions did you not get to ask??


March 21, 2021

I saw Taj Majal with his original band.
Jesse Ed Davis, Gary Gilmore, and Brother Chuck Blackwell.
It was in a really small venue in L.A. in 1967, held maybe 3000.
I’ll never forget it.
People call him a “national treasure” and that’s no exaggeration.
Thanks for letting us listen to Taj.
His musical wisdom is pure gold.

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