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Keb' Mo'

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Guitarist/vocalist Keb' Mo' draws heavily on the old-fashioned country blues style of Robert Johnson while keeping his sound contemporary with touches of soul and folksy storytelling. A skilled frontman as well as an accomplished sideman, he writes much of his own material and has applied his acoustic, electric, and slide guitar skills to jazz- and rock-oriented bands. Born Kevin Moore in Los Angeles to parents of Southern descent, he was exposed to gospel music at a young age. At 21, Moore joined an R&B band that was later hired for a tour by Papa John Creach; as a result, Moore played on three of Creach's albums. Opening for jazz and rock artists such as the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jefferson Starship, and Loggins & Messina helped further broaden Moore's horizons and musical abilities. Moore cut an R&B-based solo album, Rainmaker, in 1980 for Casablanca, which promptly folded. In 1983, he joined Monk Higgins' band as a guitarist and met a number of blues musicians who collectively increased his understanding of the genre. He subsequently joined a vocal group called the Rose Brothers and gigged around Los Angeles. In 1990, Moore portrayed a Delta bluesman in a local play, Rabbit Foot, and then played Robert Johnson in a docudrama entitled Can't You Hear the Wind Howl? He released his self-titled debut album as Keb' Mo' in 1994, featuring two Robert Johnson covers, 11 songs written or co-written by Moore, and his guitar and banjo work. His second album, Just Like You, saw Keb' Mo' stretching his legs by working with a full band and tackling several rock-based songs. The gamble paid off, and Just Like You won the artist his first Grammy Award. Slow Down followed in 1998 and netted Mo' another Grammy, and Door was issued two years later. Big Wide Grin followed in 2001, while 2004 saw the release of two albums, Keep It Simple and Peace...Back by Popular Demand. Suitcase was issued in 2006 on Red Ink Records. The self-produced The Reflection appeared five years later in 2011; the first release on his own label, Yolabelle International, the album featured guest spots from India.Arie, Vince Gill, Dave Koz, Marcus Miller, Mindi Abair, and David T. Walker. The Reflection performed well, peaking at two on Billboard's Top Blues Albums chart and earning a Grammy nomination for Best Blues Album. Keb' Mo' followed the record with BLUESAmericana, which appeared in the spring of 2014. That Hot Pink Blues Album, a live set recorded on the BLUESAmericana tour, showed up in the spring of 2016. ~ Steve Huey
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Albums by
Keb' Mo'

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    15 songs

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    Live - That Hot Pink Blues Album

    1 song

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    A Better Man

    10 songs

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    BLUESAmericana

    12 songs

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    The Reflection

    12 songs

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    Suitcase

    10 songs

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    Peace...Back by Popular Demand

    12 songs

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    Keep It Simple

    12 songs

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    Big Wide Grin

    12 songs

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    The Door

    13 songs

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    Slow Down

    13 songs

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    Just Like You

    13 songs

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    Keb' Mo'

    4 songs

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    The Spirit of the Holiday

    1 song

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    America the Beautiful

    1 song

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    Talk

    1 song

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    Let Your Light Shine

    1 song

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    The Whole Enchilada

    16 songs

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    Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Keb Mo

    10 songs

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    Live & Mo'

    25 songs

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    Just Like You/Suitcase

    1 song

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    Life Is Beautiful

    16 songs

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    That Hot Pink Blues Album [Live Version]

    19 songs

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    Keb' Mo' and Guests

    19 songs

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    Keb'mo' & Guests

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Top Songs by
Keb' Mo'

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  2.   I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
  3.   Hand It Over
  4.   Kindhearted Woman Blues
  5.   Soon as I Get Paid
  6.   Come on in My Kitchen
  7.   America The Beautiful
  8.   The Itch
  9.   Gimme What You Got
  10.   Dirty, Low Down and Bad
  11.   Life Is Beautiful
  12.   That's Alright
  13.   Let Your Light Shine
  14.   Suitcase
  15.   Somebody Hurt You
  16.   Dangerous Mood
  17.   A Better Man
  18.   Your Love
  19.   Love Blues
  20.   More for Your Money
  21.   Tell Everybody I Know
  22.   Love in Vain
  23.   One of These Nights
  24.   Am I Wrong
  25.   For What It's Worth
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Keb' Mo'

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    Modern Blues

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    Blues

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    Billy Currington: I Am The DJ

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    B.B. King: DNA

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    Eagles: DNA

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    Music To Watch the Grass Grow

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    Traditional Blues

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    Americana

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    Eclectic Rock


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