“a one-man band… who is spiritually connected”
The New York Times
“an eclectic adventurist”
Can't begin to tell you how excited we at Straightup are to announce a tour of Raul Midón; the man who ever since the 20th century turned into the 21st, has earned renown as one of music’s most distinctive and searching voices.
Artists from Jeff Beck, Bill Withers to Jason Mraz are on record as big fans, and Midón has collaborated with such heroes as Herbie Hancock and Stevie Wonder, along with contributing to recordings by Queen Latifah and Snoop Dogg and the soundtrack to Spike Lee’s ‘She Hate Me’.
Midón’s questing musicality makes him, as the Huffington Post put it, “a free man beyond category.” Search for “Raul Midón” on YouTube and you’ll find a clip of him appearing on The Late Show With David Letterman in 2006. Performing “State of Mind,” the title track from his major-label debut, Midón unveils what would become his signature combination of silky tenor voice and percussive guitar style. His guitar playing is a syncopated, flamenco- and jazz-infused wonder in which bass, harmony and melodic lines fly from the fretboard in a way that seems to belie the fact that all the music is being produced by just two hands.