Self-labeled as 'instant vintage,' Raphael Saadiq sips from a stew of old-school R&B and 60s soul influences adding a pinch of modern spice. And the Grammy winner has certainly been around the block, having toured with Prince and collaborated with Stevie Wonder and Jay-Z. In preparation for his fifth-studio album, Stone Rollin' he'll play SXSW before going on an eclectic spring tour that kicks off in the deep south before jumping over to the west coast.
Stone Rollin' comes out May 10 on Columbia Records. Keep your ears open for Yukimi Nagano aka Little Dragon who makes an appearance on the album.
Raphael Saadiq tour dates
15 Dallas, TX House of Blues
16-18 Austin, TX SXSW
19 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
20 Houston, TX House of Blues
22 Los Angeles, CA The Music Box
11 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
12 Vancouver, B.C. Commodore Ballroom
13 Seattle, WA The Showbox
15 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
16 Indio, CA Coachella Music and Arts Festival
10 New York, NY Webster Hall