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Recent press clippings:

“The son of the late Malian guitarist Ali Farka Touré inherited his dad’s dazzlingly fluid phrasing but clearly also digs the fiery African blues rock of bands like Tinariwen. Here, he joins American peers for a crossover set that slays” — Rolling Stone (full article)

“…original guitar music of such fluidity, technique, rhythmic invention, and passion, that it is virtually unequaled. 4 1/2 Stars out of 5″ — ‘The Secret’ album review, All Music (full article)

“[Vieux's] gently twisting melodic lines can acquire intensity with surprising speed, as they  did on a brilliant version of “Lakkal” that left both band and audience momentarily  breathless.” — Live review, LA Times (full article)

“Every now and then, if you’re very lucky, you get to witness a live performance that blows everything else away. ” — The Independent, review about Vieux’s Queen Elizabeth Hall show (full article)

“Set to be Africa’s next guitar hero. ” — The Guardian, review about Vieux’s Queen Elizabeth Hall show (full article)

“Leaves other fine guitarists with their jaws hanging loose” — Music-News.com (full article)

“He combines the prowess of a global superstar with a down-to-earth charisma and this is a hot ticket with a down-home feel.” — Metro, London (full article download)

“Not just the “Hendrix of the Sahara” but much more besides.” — Songlines (full article download)

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