Wagatail Presents: Toubab Krewe w/ Clayton Joseph Scott and Omar Velasco
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Clayton Joseph Scott
Ticket Price :
21 & over
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$15 (cash sales only)
Blending American and West African influences into a sound all its own, Toubab Krewe has set "a new standard for fusions of rock 'n' roll and West African music" (Afropop Worldwide). Since forming in 2005, the magnetic instrumental quintet has won a diverse and devoted following at performances everywhere from Bonnaroo to the legendary Festival of the Desert in Essakane, Mali, the most remote festival in the world. The band developed their unique sound over the course of numerous extended trips to Mali, Guinea, and Ivory Coast, where they immersed themselves in the local culture and studied and performed with luminaries. But the group has its roots in Asheville, NC, where many of its members were childhood friends and long-term musical collaborators. It was at home in the Appalachians, where the band recorded their sophomore album, Live at the Orange Peel. Produced by Grammy winning producer Steven Heller (who also produced the band's debut), the new album captures their outstanding 2007-2008 New Year's run. All of the songs are previously unreleased and continue to mix American rock with the West African musical traditions the band fell in love with on their travels. Along the way, they explore the worlds of surf and zydeco, fusing it all together into what the Village Voice describes as "a futuristic, psychedelic, neo-griot frenzy" and Honest Tune hails as "one of the most innovative voices in music today." The new release features col- laborations with legendary spoken word artist Umar Bin Hassan of The Last Poets and fiddler Rayna Gellert of Uncle Earl.
Clayton Joseph Scott:
Clayton Joseph Scott was born on the west side of Los Angeles in Venice, California. He began his music career at the age of two when his life long musician father bought him a guitar and the “Born in the USA” vinyl. Clayton set up an American flag and turned a garbage can upside down as a drum proclaiming he wanted to be Bruce Springsteen when he grew up. Since that time Clayton’s musical journe y has taken him around the world playing music across Europe, Asia, and the United States. During a trip to India in 2008 Clayton began writing and performing his own material. When he returned to the United States, indie label Sweet Mercy Records (www.sweetmercyrecords.com) based in Ashland Oregon discovered Clayton while playing a show at a wine bar. The label established a working relationship with Clayton developing five of his songs they featured on his debut maxi-single “Heavy Rest” released through Sweet Mercy in early 2010. An opportunity to work on a motion picture soundtrack in early 2010 with Serafini Films brought Clayton to Los Angeles. The transition back to his native city proved fertile ground for the young singer songwriter as he began to compose a plethora of new material and built a fan base in Los Angeles. Clayton’s most current compositions have earned fans up and down the west coast playing in various cities across California and Oregon. Currently Clayton is finishing his next album at Konscious Studios in Santa Monica.