Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré (son of the late Ali Farka Touré) gave an incredible, intimate concert Sunday night to a packed house at the West Kortright Centre in upstate NY. His guitar playing was rhythmic and compelling and the audience was mesmerized. Most of the time the music was a slow, steady, burning groove that put the listeners into a bit of a trance. Then, just when everyone was relaxing into that mood, Farka Touré displayed his amazing, intricate guitar skills and took the listeners to new heights. A great show at an amazing, gem of a venue.
Review and Photographs by Carol Seitz.