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Keb' Mo'

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“I’m more interested in pleasing myself, and making records that make me feel proud and make me feel like I’ve done my best. And if other people like it, that’s gravy.” states Keb’ Mo’, assessing his new release Oklahoma. Indeed, in his quarter-century as a recording artist, the charismatic singer/guitarist/ songwriter and five-time GRAMMY Award winner has consistently made music that reflects his own passions and interests. In the process, he’s earned a reputation for his ability to draw upon his bottomless roots-music expertise to make deeply expressive, highly personal music. That’s the case throughout Oklahoma, whose expansive creative vistas reflect the eponymous state’s wide-open spaces

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Keb Mo

Read "Keb Mo" reviewed by Joseph Vella


Album

Moonlight, Mistletoe & You

Label: Snakefarm Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Please Come Home For Christmas; Moonlight, Mistletoe & You; Better Everyday; Santa Claus, Santa Claus; Christmas Is Annoying; Merry, Merry Christmas; I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm; Santa Claus Blues; When The Children Sing; One More Year With You.

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Article: Live Review

Keb' Mo' with Jontavious Willis at The Space at Westbury

Read "Keb' Mo' with Jontavious Willis at The Space at Westbury" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante


Keb' Mo' with Jontavious Willis The Space at Westbury The Solo Tour Westbury, NY June 19, 2019 Keb' Mo' was born Kevin Roosevelt Moore to parents who were from California and Texas and fans of both the blues and gospel music. Their influences are readily apparent in his music. The ...

Album

TajMo

Label: Tajmo Records, LLC. under exclusive License to Concord Music Group, Inc.
Released: 2018
Track listing: Don't Leave Me Here; She Knows How to Rock Me; All Around the World; Om Sweet Om feat. Lizz Wright; Shake Me in Your Arms; That's Who I Am; Diving Duck Blues; Squeeze Box; Ain't Nobody Talkin'; Soul; Waiting on the World to Change

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Article: Album Review

Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo': TajMo

Read "TajMo" reviewed by James Nadal


When two generations of blues giants as Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' teamed up for the production TajMo, the best of both personalities and talents merged for an adventurous take on traditional blues. Taj Mahal's recording trajectory goes back to the late 1960's, when he released Taj Mahal, quickly followed by The Natch'l Blues, both on ...

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Article: Tell Me More

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 ...

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Article: Album Review

Marcus Miller: Afrodeezia

Read "Afrodeezia" reviewed by Walter Atkins


Prominent bassist Marcus Miller's new album Afrodeezia (Blue Note Records) is inspired by his travels and impressions through West Africa, South America, the Caribbean along the Atlantic slave routes, and parts of the United States. The multi Grammy winner and UNESCO Artist for Peace pays homage to the African people forced into servitude and the enduring ...

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Article: Live Review

Lonnie Liston Smith, Roy Hargrove at New Morning

Read "Lonnie Liston Smith, Roy Hargrove at New Morning" reviewed by Patricia Myers


Lonnie Liston Smith, Roy Hargrove New Morning Paris, France July 23, August 1, 2014 Among the nightly summer concerts staged at New Morning in Paris was a double dose of electronic funk and neo-soul sounds by multi-keyboardist Lonnie Liston Smith and trumpeter Roy Hargrove. Each played to capacity audiences on humid ...

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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 ...


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