Raul Midon, a New Mexico-born, transplanted New York jazz guitarist, will bring his unique, playful sound to Cleveland Heights’ Nighttown next Saturday, April 15th. While he and his twin brother were blinded at birth (due to an issue with an incubator), that “handicap” has never stopped him from creating music that transcends the genre in which it was made. Consider him a Bobby McFerrin on steroids.
Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist Midón (www.raulmidon.com)
has been creatively shattering boundaries in the music world for the last decade. His soulful, funky, artistry goes way beyond the notion of genre; it’s for listeners with open minds, open ears and open hearts.
He’s toured all over the world extensively and the likes of Bill Withers, Al Jarreau, Sting, Ravi Coltrane have all attested to his talents and either collaborated on projects or toured with him. Even Elton John raved about one of his earlier projects. His guitar playing is masterful; he has a slapping style that allows him to play a melody while creating percussion as he plays without disrupting either sound. He then busts out this crazy improvisational mouth-horn technique that’s extremely unique and very entertaining to watch. His bebop “trumpet” solo created entirely with his lips sounds amazingly like a Miles Davis record.
His much anticipated ninth album, Bad Ass and Blind was released on March 24th via Mack Ave/Artistry Music World-Wide.
“He’s a one-band band who turns a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus”– NY Times.
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