His son's second album, Fondo, maintains the Malian edge of chanting vocals and fluid guitar riffs, but it also plays with contemporary Western influences. You'll hear hints of dub, reggae, funk, and classic rock. Those who saw the young Touré at last year's Bonnaroo Music Festival compared him to Eric Clapton and the Allman Brothers. It was a performance that inspired Spin to award him with Best Unexpected Guitar Heroics.
This Saturday, Touré plays the TransAtlantic Festival at the North Beach Bandshell. He'll share the bill with Miami fusionistas Locos por Juana.
Sat., April 24, 7 p.m., 2010