Toubab Krewe embarks on summer tour in support of Live at the Orange Peel
Jamaican legend Earl "Chinna" Smith joins band for select dates
"The next surefire stars of our scene." –JamBase
"...[Toubab Krewe] has essentially created the intersection of West African traditional music and American rock." -Billboard
"Using music rather than words, these artists are showing us who we really are, and after all these years, it seems we're ready to listen..." –NPR's All Things Considered
Toubab Krewe will hit the road this summer for a tour in support of their new album, Live at the Orange Peel, released nationwide on April 7 on Upstream Records/ADA.
The tour kicks-off this week at the Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh and includes performances at some of the biggest and best festivals in the U.S., including Bonnaroo (June 11-14) and Rothbury (July 2-5).
Toubab Krewe will also headline two nights at the Festivus for the Restivus (Manifestivus) (July 17-19), an annual festival thrown by Toubab Krewe bassist Dave Pransky on his family's farm in Cabot, VT. Other performers at Festivus include Malian superstar Oumou Sangare, Midnite, Barrington Levy and Black Sheep.
Joining Toubab Krewe at Festivus and at select summer tour dates will be legendary Jamaican guitarist Earl "Chinna" Smith. One of the most sought after lead guitarist in reggae, Smith has performed and recorded with everyone from Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Peter Tosh and Burning Spear to more recent pop icons like Lauren Hill, Erykah Badu and Joss Stone. Toubab Krewe recently joined Smith at his home studio in Kingston, where they collaborated on several as-yet unreleased recordings. On his first tour of the U.S. with Toubab Krewe, Smith will join the band on stage for what are sure to be special collaborations, infusing his diverse talents and influences into Toubab Krewe's already unique blend of styles.
Toubab Krewe tour dates available here.