The Shedd Institute is pleased to welcome Keb' Mo' back to the Jaqua Concert Hall, who stops here on tour in support of his newest CD, Keb’ Mo’ LIVE: That Hot Pink Blues Album (April 15, 2016 – Kind of Blue Music).
Three-time Grammy winner and visionary roots-music storyteller Keb’ Mo’ embarked on a new chapter in his career with 2014’s award-winning BLUESAmericana. His twelfth full-length album marks the 20th anniversary of his debut Keb’ Mo’, but, more important, the disc is a signpost of artistic and personal growth. At its core, the album was about love and understanding. Those qualities are expressed in some of the most poignant and joyfully melodic numbers Keb has ever recorded.
Keb’ Mo LIVE follows in the same spirit, representing a brilliantly chosen collection from the song catalog that has made Keb’ Mo’ an industry icon. His combination of masterful, anecdotal writing skills, distinctive guitar versatility and rich, resonant, blues-soaked vocals are a testament to his longevity as a singer/writer. Playful moments with the audience, a signature of his live concert experience, are tastefully captured and his wit and depth shine most significantly just prior to the album’s final track, the hauntingly beautiful “City Boy.” Every song tells a story, and every story reminds us why Keb’ Mo’ is one of the most versatile and engaging musical raconteurs on today’s roots rock and blues scene.
A newly appointed member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, Keb’ Mo’ is a long-time supporter of the Playing For Change Foundation, a nonprofit organization that creates positive change through music and arts education, and 5% of the proceeds from sales of Keb’ Mo’ LIVE will benefit the foundation and its cause.