Papa Mali

Papa Mali

Guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer Papa Mali certainly puts his own distinctive spin on American vernacular music and it shows in his live performances and on several of his excellent solo albums. Far from a straight-ahead bluesman, Mali plays an enticing blend of blues, funk, swamp music, and soul, not unlike several other musicians who call New Orleans home. Mali lives in Austin, not New Orleans, but he was raised in Shreveport, LA and made frequent visits to family there throughout his youth.

Like so many others of his generation,... more