We are thrilled to announce Vieux Farka Toure’s third and best studio album, The Secret (Six Degrees Records) will be released May 24, 2011. The album produced by guitarist Eric Krasno (of Soulive fame) also features Dave Matthews, Derek Trucks, John Scofield, Ivan Neville and Vieux’s final collaboration with his legendary father, Ali Farka Toure.
“To make this album I had to dig deep into the secrets of my own history and my country’s culture in order to move the music forward,” Vieux said, back in his native Mali. “My music is more mature now, more evolved. It digs deeper into the past and pushes harder into the future as a result. This is a hard thing to explain, but hopefully the music speaks for itself. Do you want to know the secret? You have to listen to the album.”
Given his recent collaborations and accomplishments-including a performance in front of a billion people during the 2010 World Cup-Vieux’s time to break through to larger audiences has arrived. With that in mind, Vieux is hitting the road! May 2011 tour dates are listed in the Tour tab, with Summer 2011 tour announcements coming soon!