After his Strathmore debut, Delta Bluesman Keb’ Mo’ takes the Music Center stage solo
After opening Strathmore’s 2011-2012 season with a packed concert dedicated to the Delta blues, multiple Grammy winner Keb’ Mo’ returns to the Music Center to share his fluid virtuosity across the spectrum of music, from jazz to soul to pop to gospel and beyond, on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 8 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.
Born Kevin Moore in Los Angeles to parents originally from the Deep South, singer-songwriter and guitarist Keb’ Mo’ adopted his well known stage name in the storied tradition of predecessors such as Muddy Waters (formerly McKinley Morganfield) and Taj Mahal (born Henry St. Clair Fredericks). His sound embraces multiple eras and genres, including pop, rock, folk and jazz, and has earned him three Grammy awards for Contemporary Blues Album. He has appeared and performed in several television and motion pictures including the series finale of “The West Wing,” John Sayles’ feature film “Honeydripper” and Martin Scorcese’s PBS special “Feel Like Going Home.”
The Reflection is Keb’ Mo’s first album since 2006. As diverse as the blues genre itself, The Reflection features collaborations with musicians including country superstar Vince Gill, soulful chanteuse India.Arie, pop saxophonist Dave Koz and veteran session guitarist David T. Walker. The album is a summation of all the musical influences Keb’ Mo’ has embraced through his musical career, which is why he calls it an “Americana album if it’s anything. But soul and blues are just as much part of ‘Americana’ as anything else – and that’s the ‘Americana’ of which I’m a part.”