Six Degrees Records is proud to announce Vieux Farka Toure's third and most accomplished studio album, The Secret, to be released May 24, 2011. The album produced by guitarist Eric Krasno (of Soulive fame) also features Dave Matthews, Derek Trucks, John Scofield, Ivan Neville and Vieux's final collaboration with his legendary father, Ali Farka Toure.
"To make this album I had to dig deep into the secrets of my own history and my country's culture in order to move the music forward," Vieux said, back in his native Mali. "My music is more mature now, more evolved. It digs deeper into the past and pushes harder into the future as a result. This is a hard thing to explain, but hopefully the music speaks for itself. Do you want to know the secret? You have to listen to the album."
Given his recent collaborations and accomplishments, including a performance in front of a billion people during the 2010 World Cup, Vieux's time to break through to larger audiences has arrived. With that in mind, Vieux is hitting the road! May 2011 tour dates are listed below with more Summer 2011 tour announcements coming soon.
May 2011 Tour Dates Announced
- Fri. May 13, 2011 Blues Summit Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO
- Sat. May 14, 2011 Joshua Tree Music Festival Joshua Tree Lake Campground, CA
- Sun. May 15, 2011 The Independent San Francisco, CA
- Mon. May 16, 2011 Master Class with Vieux Farka Toure St. Cyprian's Church, San Francisco, CA
- Tue. May 17, 2011 Mystic Theater Petaluma, CA
- Wed. May 18, 2011 The Center for the Arts Grass Valley, CA
- Thu. May 19, 2011 The Satellite Los Angeles, CA
- Fri. May 20, 2011 The Living Traditions Festival Salt Lake City, UT