The blind American singer and guitarist Raul Midón makes music in the borderland between seventies soul and South-American influences. The CD State of Mind is a remarkable mélange of soul, R&B, pop, folk, jazz and Latin. In his music traces of Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder and Jose Feliciano can be heard and Midón convinces with a soulful voice, a jazz and flamenco acoustic guitar style and exceptional, trumpet-like voice improvisations. The New Mexico-born Midón, who's very popular in Holland, first studied in Miami, where he worked as a solo artist and studio musician in the Latin world. In 2002 he moved to New York, where he was very active in the club circuit. After having made a self-released album, he was signed by the Blue Note label. Midón is planning a new CD.