Henry Saint Clair Fredericks (born May 17th, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, composer and a multi-instrumentalist. Better known by his stage name Taj Mahal, he is a well renowned blues musician. He was exposed to the music world at a very young age. He was raised in a musical background. He has been able to reinvent the style and spirit of blues music.
He is in the music industry for well over 4 decades and has achieved what others could not. His influence on the blues music is huge, and has been able to diffuse other styles of music into the blues music. We can see great influence of African, South Pacific and Caribbean style of music in his work. His work has been well received all over the world. He has won two well deserved Grammy Awards for “Best Contemporary Blues Album” in 1997 and 2000. He is associated with several labels including Columbia Records, Warner Bros. Records etc.
He has produced dozens of albums and compilations. He is still active in his music. His music has been featured in many movies. He is a true living legend and his work will always remain alive for decades to come.