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Toubab Krewe — who I recently tagged as one of the bands I’m excited to see for the first time at Langerado — starts its Spring tour tonight at the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, NC. Along the the way they’ve lined up an opening slot for moe. (3/3), several nights opening for Toots & the Maytals, a stop at SXSW, and a two-night run in their hometown of Asheville, NC on 4/20 and 4/21. According to jambands.com, those hometown shows will also be a celebration of a new live release, at the Orange Peel, featuring the band’s performance at the Asheville venue on Decmeber 23, 2006. They’re also slated for additional festival spots this Spring and Summer like Merlefest, Smilefest, and Wakarusa.

The band just recently toured Mali for a festival date, a video shoot, and to study up on the West African traditional music they have assimilated into their sound. There seems to be some debate about whether or not these guys live up to the hype, so I think I’ll reserve my judgement until I catch them live in Florida. That said, what I’ve heard is definitely groovy and quite intriguing.

Full list of tour dates after the jump…


Toubab Krewe 2007 U.S. Tour:

Mar 1 @ the Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, North Carolina
Mar 2 @ the Handlebar – Greenville, South Carolina
Mar 3 @ the , Georgia#
Mar 9 @ the Jannus Landing – Saint Petersburg, Florida*
Mar 10 @ the – Sunrise, Florida
Mar 11 @ the , Louisiana
Mar 13 @ the Jellyphish Lounge – Houston, Texas
Mar 15 @ the , Texas
Mar 18 @ the , *
Mar 20 @ the Bluebird Nightclub – Bloomington, Indiana*
Mar 21 @ the Alrosa Villa – Columbus, Ohio*
Mar 22 @ the Madison Theater – Covington, Kentucky*
Mar 23 @ the – Cleveland, Ohio*
Mar 24 @ the Mr. Smalls Theatre – , Pennsylvania*
Mar 25 @ the Concert Theatre – , Ontario*
Mar 27 @ the Le Spectrum – Montreal, Quebec*
Mar 30 @ the Higher Ground – , Vermont
Mar 31 @ the Java Barn – Canton,
Apr 1 @ the Stone Church – Newmarket, NH
Apr 4 @ the Harper’s Ferry – Boston, Massachusetts
Apr 5 @ the Pearl Street – Northampton, Massachusetts
Apr 6 @ the Main Pub – , Connecticut
Apr 7 @ the Appalachian Brewing Company – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Apr 8 @ the Ram’s Head – Annapolis, Maryland
Apr 11 @ the Starr Hill Hall – , Virginia
Apr 12 @ the ,
Apr 13 @ the World Cafe , Pennsylvania
Apr 14 @ the BB King Blues Club – NY, NY
Apr 19 @ the Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival – Silk Hope, North Carolina
Apr 20 @ the Orange Peel – Asheville, North Carolina
Apr 21 @ the Orange Peel – Asheville, North Carolina
Apr 27 @ the Merlefest – Wilkesboro, North Carolina
Jun 1 @ the Smilefest – Lake Toxaway, North Carolina
Jun 7 @ the Festival – Lawrence,

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Previously on LMB:
Jamcast #032 – Toubab Krewe Cuts


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