A national treasure, one of the unknown
pioneers of world music..
Houston based songwriter /performer
Tony Taboada is truly at the core of what
'world music' is all about. His
genius has one foot firmly in Cuba, and the other one just as firmly
music group KUBA opened
in Houston for a number of major stars way back in 1970, when Taboada
was still in his teens. Now, many bands and hundreds of original songs
later, his creativity flows as strongly as ever. He writes in both
English and Spanish, and plays keyboards and guitar.
gets past Taboada. He truly loves all good music regardless
of style or origin, and this has nourished him
with influences and ideas from all over the place, from Miles and
Mahavishnu to Eddie Palmieri to the Beatles and the Grateful Dead
to Hank Williams Sr...he can turn on a dime. His live band, Commercial
Art, is currently playing in and around the Houston area.
musical contributions to the rhythmweb jukebox are taken from these
Rock Island - A concept album, done shortly after
- Cuban classics
Luna - by Taboada and guitarist John Perry
thanks to Taboada & to John Perry for enlivening the Rhythmweb