Keb Mo with Nick Forster and James Taylor
Keb Mo (Kevin Moore) is an American contemporary blues musician. He was born in October of 1951 in Los Angeles California.
Keb was greatly influenced by the blues legend Robert Johnson, and has taken the blues into a new direction. He merges the early Delta Blues with a sophistication that adds a freshness to a traditional style.
In 1994 he released his first album titled, Keb Mo which featured two of Robert Johnsons songs; “Come on in my Kitchen” which Keb took into a new direction, and “Kind Hearted Woman Blues” which stayed more to the original. In 1996 he released Just like You which won a grammy for best contemporary blues recording. He followed that with another grammy winner in the album Slow Down.
Keb has two instructional videos out, has been in several films, and is politically active. He performs at festivals and concerts around the world.
Some of Kebs most requested songs are; “Dangerous Mood”, “Dirty Lowdown and Bad”, “Am I Wrong”, the gospel shout “Hand it Over”, Shave Yo Legs, and “Henry”.
Released Album Notes
1980 Rainmaker Released under the name “Kevin Moore”
June 7, 1994 Keb’ Mo’ Debut album as “Keb’ Mo'”
June 18, 1996 Just Like You Won Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album, 1997
August 25, 1998 Slow Down Won Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album, 1999
October 10, 2000 The Door
December 4, 2000 Sessions at West 54th: Recorded Live in New York Recorded in 1997
June 5, 2001 Big Wide Grin Children’s album
September 19, 2003 Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Keb’ Mo’ Part of the series The Blues
February 10, 2004 Keep It Simple Won Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album, 2005
September 21, 2004 Peace… back by popular demand
June 13, 2006 Suitcase
October 20, 2009 Live and Mo’ Six live performances and 4 new studio recordings