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Keb' Mo'

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Will The Circle Be Unbroken Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Devon Allman 08:58
The Way I Keb' Mo' 03:22
Perpetual Blues Machine Keb' Mo' 03:15
Waiting On The World To Change Taj Mahal, Keb' Mo' 02:42
The Weight Mavis Staples, Joan Osborne, Keb' Mo', Buddy Miller 05:54
Am I Wrong Keb' Mo' 02:18
Don't Leave Me Here Taj Mahal, Keb' Mo' 05:01
For Better or Worse Keb' Mo' 03:25
Road of Love Keb' Mo' 04:22
Everything I Need Keb' Mo' 03:55

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Good To Be...

by Keb' Mo'

02/25/2022

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Biography

A Grammy-winning bluesman steeped in the roots of the Delta and the classic US folk traditions, Keb' Mo' is an acclaimed guitarist and storyteller who has been mastering a range of Americana musical styles since cutting his teeth on California's music scene in the mid-1970s.

Raised by a single mum in Compton, Los Angeles, he started learning the guitar at the age of 12 and was initially inspired by seeing The Beatles on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' in 1964, before landing his first professional job with former Jefferson Airplane violinist Papa John Creach's solo band when he was 21. He immersed himself in rock, jazz and country music and recorded three albums with Creach before indulging in raw R&B grooves on his debut solo record 'Rainmaker' in 1980, which was released under his real name Kevin Moore. It didn't prove the breakthrough he craved, but he went on to work with saxophonist Monk Higgins in his funk band and with Muscle Shoals soul group The Rose Brothers. He later discovered the traditional music of the Mississippi Delta and re-introduced himself as a rootsy, soulful blues troubadour on 1994 album 'Keb' Mo''.

His following album 'Just Like You' featured Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne and won him his first Grammy Award, and he continued to make his reputation as a renaissance man of American music by playing legendary blues musician Robert Johnson in the docu-drama film 'Can't You Hear the Wind Howl?' in 1998.

He changed direction with the children's album 'Big Wide Grin' in 2000, won another Grammy for 2004's 'Keep It Simple' and appeared in the musical movie 'Honeydripper' and throughout the years he made a number of guest appearances on albums by Eric Clapton, Dixie Chicks and Otis Taylor. Collaborating with Vince Gill, Marcus Miller and David T. Walker, he showed the full range of his musical loves on the smooth, soulful, crooning pop record 'The Reflection' in 2011 and dabbled with country and New Orleans jazz on 'BLUESAmericana' in 2014, before teaming up with blues guitarist Taj Mahal for the slick, good time, blues jam 'TajMo' in 2017.