Keb' Mo' brings Grammy-winning blues to Lebanon
By MEGHAN PIERCE
Union Leader Correspondent | March 13. 2014 12:04AM
MUSICAL TIES: Keb' Mo' has worked with a long list of artists, including Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Herbie Hancock, James Taylor, The Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson and Robert Cray, while big names who have covered his tunes include Joe Cocker, Robert Palmer and BB King.
DISC TALK: Keb’ Mo’s latest album, “BLUESAmericana,” is slated for release via Kind of Blue Music on April 22. The first single off the project, “Old Me Better,” creates a fun New Orleans sound while poking fun at a married man reminiscing about the old days.
Though a bluesman known for his deep connection to the Delta blues, Keb' Mo' doesn't like to tie himself to any one genre.
Photo courtesy of Andrea Lucera Keb Mo The April 22 release of ‘BLUESAmericana’ on Kind of Blue Music marks Keb' Mo's 12th full-length album and the 20th anniversary of his self-titled debut disc. The new CD includes the tunes "Do It Right," “For Better Or Worse,” "I'm Gonna Be Your Man," "The Old Me Better," “The Worst is Yet To Come” and “Somebody Hurt You." Previously, Keb paired up with with India.Arie, Vince Gill, Dave Koz and Marcus Miller for 2011’s "The Reflection."
In that vein is Keb' Mo's latest album, "BLUESAmericana," which is slated for release via Kind of Blue Music on April 22. The first single off the project, "Old Me Better," creates a fun New Orleans sound while poking fun at a married man reminiscing about the old days.
"The best way parents can influence you in music is by taking you to church," he said.
He was also drawn to music in school.
Following this path, he hit critical acclaim in 1994 with his self-titled debut and has since gained a loyal fan base in the blues/roots genre. His second album, "Just Like You," earned him the first of three Grammys.