Like a little surf punk and Appalachia with your Afrobeat? These guys will hook you up!
Toubab Krewe, the Asheville-with-a-detour-to Mali quintet, are excited to announce their third studio album, Stylo, which will be released on March 2nd. This amazing collective of musicians has toured relentlessly and delighted fans at festivals and concerts across the country for the past dozen years.
They released their eponymous album shortly after they formed in 2005. The second studio album, TK2, came out in 2010. Toubab Krewe are: Drew Heller, electric guitar and soku; Justin Perkins, kora, kamele ngoni, and electric guitar; David Pransky, electric bass guitar; Luke Quaranta, percussion; and Terrence Houston, drum set.
The quintet is in the midst of their Birds Fly South tour, playing Raleigh last night. Tonight (February 13th) they play Richmond’s Canal Club, then Terminal West in Atlanta Valentine’s Day with Marco Benevento. From there, they hit Charleston, Tallahassee, Gainesville, the Grassroots Festival in Virginia Key (Miami), and Tampa before closing the tour in Jacksonville on the 23rd.
Thursday, the second single from the album, “Salut,” will be released, and then Toubab Krewe heads to New York for a special show at The Knitting Factory Sunday, March 11th. While we await the new single, here is the first track from Stylo: “That Damn Squash:”