Tal Wilkenfeld is a musical marvel—the kind of dynamic young talent whose fresh vision and uncanny intuition slaps a new perspective on an age-old art form. Like a muse-lit meteor, Tal blazed onto the music scene as a teen, sitting in with the… (read more)
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Tal Wilkenfeld is a musical marvel—the kind of dynamic young talent whose fresh vision and uncanny intuition slaps a new perspective on an age-old art form. Like a muse-lit meteor, Tal blazed onto the music scene as a teen, sitting in with the Allman Brothers just months after her 2006 arrival in New York City. By the end of 2007, she had released her acclaimed, instrumental debut, Transformation, and hit the road with Chick Corea. Tal then appeared on A&E with Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter, and joined Jeff Beck’s world tour for what culminated in her global breakout moment. Her performance at Eric Clapton's 2007 Crossroads Festival in Chicago has generated more than 10 million plays on YouTube.
As unanimous praise reverberated throughout the industry, Tal relocated to Los Angeles and began a steady recording pace with world renowned artists: Prince, Trevor Rabin, Jackson Browne, Joe Walsh, Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson, Toto, Todd Rundgren and Ryan Adams—all happening in between high profile tours with Jeff Beck that found her backing guests like Sting, Clapton, Jimmy Page, Mick Jagger, Steven Tyler, Buddy Guy, David Gilmour, as well as Billy Gibbons. Her momentum led to her anchoring Pharrell and Hans Zimmer on the 2015 GRAMMY Awards. Ever the growing artist, Tal’s collaborations with Jackson Browne and encouragement from Jeff Beck and Herbie Hancock culminated with Tal making her live vocal debut with their respective bands and served as key transitions to her next path as a singer-songwriter.
Tal's new single “Corner Painter” was released in Spring 2016 and was featured on RollingStone.com. Earlier this year, Tal introduced her new songs during her own headlining tour and while opening for The Who on their sold-out North American arena tour, “The Who Hits 50!”. The new music is an intoxicating, intimate reimagining of the singer-songwriter idiom. The singles are comprised of improvisational sonic bloodlines, rock energy and intensity, and lyrics rich in both realism and folk symbolism, all delivered by Tal’s vibrant, revealing vocals and with her world-class musicianship.