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Keb' Mo': Blues Meets Jazz in BluesAmericana

Read "Keb' Mo': Blues Meets Jazz in BluesAmericana" reviewed by Belinda Ware

Jazz and Blues go hand in hand like mother and daughter, father and son. Blues is often associated with a style of music imbued and cultivated within musicians born and raised in the downhome South hanging out in nightclubs on Memphis' Beale Street, New Orleans and Tupelo waiting for a spot to perform. Kevin Moore hails originally from the city of Compton, a city that has served as home to Venus and Serena Williams, Kendrick Lamar, and George ...

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Keb' Mo' at Mesa Arts Center

Read "Keb' Mo' at Mesa Arts Center" reviewed by Patricia Myers

Keb' Mo' Mesa Arts Center Mesa, Arizona May 15, 2014 Roots-bluesman Keb' Mo' enthralled a full-house audience with his wide-ranging tribute to American blues, singing and playing acoustic, electric and slide guitars, banjo and harmonica. Varying his repertoire among old-fashioned country blues, soul and folk-style storytelling, the 62-year-old replicated the attitude and energy of his earlier years. Although touring to promote his new album, BLUESAmericana (Kind of Blue Music, 2014), he delivered plenty ...

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Keb' Mo' and Arizona Musicfest Orchestra: Scottsdale, AZ, February 22, 2013

Read "Keb' Mo' and Arizona Musicfest Orchestra: Scottsdale, AZ, February 22, 2013" reviewed by Patricia Myers

Keb' Mo' and Arizona Musicfest OrchestraArizona MusicfestPinnacle Presbyterian ChurchScottsdale, AZFeb. 22, 2013It was a bold step to book bluesman Keb' Mo' to perform with the Arizona Musicfest Orchestra, a performance that could have been constrained by the rigidity of orchestral charts. But Mo' and his trio stayed loose and true to his trademark style, sometimes appearing buoyed by having 52 side men and women under the baton of Robert Moody.During a ...

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Keb' Mo': The Door

Read "The Door" reviewed by Ed Kopp

Combining country blues with folksy pop is about as sensible as coating barbecue ribs in chocolate sauce, but Keb' Mo' fourth release The Door works amazingly well. To these ears, it's the best since his 1994 debut.Some blues purists grumble that Keb' Mo's sensitive blend of blues, folk and pop is watered down to please the masses. True, Keb' Mo' is wildly popular compared to most blues artists, and yes, his music is mellower and more radio-friendly than ...


I Didn't Know What Time It Was

This is an original arrangement of the Rodgers & Hart classic "I Didn't Know What Time it Was" featuring Pete Coco (bass) and Natalie Fabian (voice).

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