Had a nice tour of a few US cities with Michael Belayneh recently. Michael was in the US to support his latest release, which won 'Album of the Year' in Ethiopia (2013). I was in the band line up (guitar), and opened a few of the shows with some classic reggae and Afrobeat numbers.
Along with our great friend and colleague Kirubel 'K-Dog' Assefa, who organized and led the MB touring band, we managed to have some good fun despite the cold weather that followed us around.. even to Dallas, TX.
The tour kicked off in Washington DC (Nov 29, 2013), and after hitting Los Angeles (Dec 7), Seattle (Dec 14), Atlanta (Dec 24), we ended with a bang in Dallas on New Year's eve.
There's talk of MB returning in the spring to hit some of the cities we didn't get to first time around (Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Toronto, New Orleans, Austin, San Francisco). Hope to see you when we make to your town.