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Raul Midon in Studio on World Cafe - 11/01/2005

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Raul Midon Accents Style on 'State of Mind'

Raul Midon Accents Style on 'State of Mind'

Raul Midon in Studio on World Cafe - 11/01/2005

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Set List

Songs Raul Midon plays for 'World Cafe':

  • "State of Mind"
  • "Sunshine (I Can Fly)"
  • "Suddenly"

Singer, composer and guitarist Raul Midon straddles many genres — and creates some new ones — on his latest album, State of Mind. Through it all, he injects a rousing optimism into the grooves of his music.

Born and raised in New Mexico, Raul Midon is now based in New York. raulmidon.com hide caption

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Midon, who was born in New Mexico, brings elements of old soul, jazz and Latin music to his songs. Those influences also show in his choice of collaborators: Stevie Wonder, Jason Mraz and Latin jazz flutist Dave Valentin all appear on State of Mind .

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