Raul Midón unveiled his latest heel-clapping single last week, “Petal to The Medal,” as the multi-instrumentalist singer-guitarist will release his highly anticipated ninth studio album “Bad Ass and Blind” this Friday.
Midón’s latest tune is a true testament to the percussionist’s jazz-inspired soul that has placed him among some of the finest musicians in the genre. This get-on-your-feet jam is a philosophical expression that glides into Midón’s musical success, confidence and commitment that drives his passion for music and instrumentation.
Visually challenged at birth, Raul Midón’s artistry allowed him to shatter barriers throughout the industry, playing along side the likes of Jose Feliciano, George Benson, Shakira, Stevie Wonder and the late great Al Jarreau. His influences in the Latin, jazz and soul genres, exemplify Midón’s willingness to adopt, evolve and sustain his sound that has spanned over an illustrious thirty-year career.
Raul Midón’s mastery of the guitar, percussion and complex vocals stem from his extensive musical experience and influences. His elusive style on the strings enables Midón to create a jazz-infused flamenco that allows his audience to embrace his harmonic melodies and tender voice. Midón’s impressive vocal-horn technique creates a Miles Davis-esque sound that brings roaring 20’s bebop sound straight from his lips.
Along with his free two-hand play that makes him synonymous with a “one-man orchestra,” Raul Midón’s music elicits the freedom, enthusiasm and charisma that aptly provide strong instrumentation with complex rhythms and keen lyricism.
We truly recommend experiencing this brilliant artist and his music, as Midón’s impeccable work is a constant reminder as to why this genre remains a must-listen for years to come. Make sure to pre-order his album today!
Guitar Center Clinic:
Raul Midón will be kicking off the New York leg of his “Bad Ass and Blind” tour with his Guitar Clinic at Guitar Center Time Square on Thursday, March 23rd at 6:00pm. Fans will be able to witness the singer-songwriter perform live, host a Q&A for fans, and offer a meet & greet. The show is opened to the public. Please arrive early, as space is limited.
Album Release Show:
Also, come out this Friday, March 24th, to watch Midón perform live at the Highline Ballroom for his album release show. Doors will open at 6:00pm and show starts at 8:00pm. RSVP today!
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