Bombino, perhaps the Hendrix of the new century, recording in a van down meat's way.
It's my week to spin the platters that matter. (Or something like that.)
Festival videos are okay for this, right? This one should be, with just over 7400 views in two years.
A big shout out to NBB for his guest week. Thanks for shaking things up. Here's another cut from the world music scene. I had the opportunity to see this young man play in Lafayette this weekend. To say that his guitar is hypnotic may be the understatement of the year.
As I mentioned in passing last Friday, I bought all of three albums released in 2013 last year. The other two have been featured already in the Best of 2013 roundup. Fortunately for all of us, the third is no less awesome.
Nomad is by Omara Moctar, better known as Bombino, a guitarist and singer from Niger. He is Tuareg and sings in the Tamashek language. The album is produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys.