Sneak Peek CD of the Month: Raul Midón is "Bad Ass and Blind"

Singer/Songwriter/Multi-instrumentalist Raul Midón has been creatively shattering boundaries in the Soul, Jazz, and Pop worlds for the last decade. His soulful and funky artistry goes way beyond any notion of genre – it is musicianship, charisma, timing, songwriting and personality that unmistakably solidify the context of his songs. His music commands listeners with open minds, open ears and open hearts.

Blind at birth, he is often compared to Stevie Wonder and José Feliciano, and while those comparisons are indeed flattering you also will hear influences of Steely Dan, Sting and the late great Al Jarreau. Raul, still early in his career, has already been endorsed by greats as diverse as Grammy-nominated Louie Vega and the living legend Bill Withers (appearing in his documentary "Still Bill").

Singer/Songwriter/Multi-instrumentalist Raul Midón has been creatively shattering boundaries in the Soul, Jazz, and Pop worlds for the last decade. His soulful and funky artistry goes way beyond any notion of genre – it is musicianship, charisma, timing, songwriting and personality that unmistakably solidify the context of his songs. His music commands listeners with open minds, open ears and open hearts.

Blind at birth, he is often compared to Stevie Wonder and José Feliciano, and while those comparisons are indeed flattering you also will hear influences of Steely Dan, Sting and the late great Al Jarreau. Raul, still early in his career, has already been endorsed by greats as diverse as Grammy-nominated Louie Vega and the living legend Bill Withers (appearing in his documentary "Still Bill").

In his latest effort, Bad Ass and Blind, he attests to enduring ambitions. Raul was a featured artist with the 2016 Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour, which also included the likes of stars Nicholas Payton, Gerald Clayton, and Gregory Hutchinson, whom he tapped to play on this project, along with Joe Sanders and others. He says about the album, "‘Bad Ass and Blind’ is a kind of personal coming out party for me. Believe it or not I am a shy person, especially when it comes to my blindness. This album, in general, and this song in particular, represents a sea change for me when it comes to communicating with the public about my disability. I am what I am. I travel the world, write, produce, sing, play, and do it all without the benefit of sight. I'm a bad ass.”

SoulTrackers have been digging Raul Midon for years, and Bad Ass and Blind should continue that love affair. We’re proud to make it our April CD of the Month. Check it out below!

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