If Black Dub is the vehicle that has broadened listeners’ ears to the darker interpretation of untraditional dub, then Daniel Lanois is steady in the driver’s seat with lead singer Trixie Whitley as the co-pilot.
Playing to a packed 600 seat Aladdin Theater, Daniel Lanois and his band lured the crowd into their cozy lair with a mix of material from Black Dub’s wonderful self titled debut and Lanois’ previous solo work. It is obvious Lanois chooses only to surround himself with the highest quality musicians,
Soul Mining is Daniel Lanois’ story, but it’s chock full of the people he’s shared his life with. Yes, there are chapters about his studio experiences with folks such as the Neville Brothers, Emmylou Harris, U2, and Bob Dylan, but he also acknowledges the people he feels shaped him into who he is.