This Skilled Bluesman is a Mainstay on the Music Scene (Updated November 28, 2012)
Skilled bluesman Kevin Moore, -- known by the stage name Keb' Mo' -- is a Grammy Award winning artist from Los Angeles currently residing in Nashville, Tennessee. The moniker "Keb Mo" was coined by his original drummer, and later picked up by his record label as a 'street talk' version of his given name.
An accomplished guitarist at an early age, Keb' Mo' was heavily influenced by gospel, folk, rock, jazz, pop and other genres of music. He started his career in a calypso band, but played mostly blues through the 1970s and 80s as part of a R&B outfit later hired for a tour by Papa John Creach. As a result, Keb' Mo' played on three of Creach's albums and opened for the likes of Jefferson Starship, Mahavishnu Orchestra and Loggins & Messina.
Keb' Mo' cut his first solo album, "Rainmaker," in 1980. The record label promptly folded, however, and it would be another 14 years before he officially put that early debut in his rearview mirror. A self-titled album bowed in 1994 and featured two Robert Johnson covers, "Come On In My Kitchen" and "Kind Hearted Woman Blues." His second album, "Just Like You," won Keb' Mo' his first Grammy Award.
With 13 albums to his name, including two with live recordings and one released as part of the series "The Blues," the artist continues to divide his time between film projects and music. He is heralded for live shows that often include electric, acoustic and resonator guitars, including a red custom Fender Stratocaster and a Red Hamer guitar with Gibson P-100 pickups. His latest shows have included Les Falconer on drums, Vail Johnson on bass guitar and Michael Hicks playing keyboards and organ.
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date city state venue 3/9/2011 Agoura Hills CA Canyon Club 3/10/2011 Tucson AZ Tucson Arena 4/14/2011 Austin TX One World Theatre 4/14/2011 Austin TX One World Theatre 4/30/2011 New Orleans LA House of Blues New Orleans 8/4/2011 Beaver Creek CO Vilar Performing Arts Center 8/7/2011 Denver CO Denver Botanic Gardens 8/10/2011 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 8/11/2011 San Diego CA Humphreys Concerts by the Bay 9/13/2011 Tarrytown NY Tarrytown Music Hall 9/15/2011 North Bethesda MD Music Center at Strathmore 9/17/2011 Kennett Square PA Longwood Gardens 9/20/2011 New York NY B.B. King Blues Club & Grill 9/22/2011 Northampton MA Calvin Theatre 9/23/2011 Somerville MA Somerville Theatre 9/24/2011 Westhampton Beach NY Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center 9/25/2011 Englewood NJ Bergen Performing Arts Center 9/27/2011 Rutland VT Paramount Theatre 9/28/2011 Portland ME State Theatre 9/30/2011 Red Bank NJ Count Basie Theatre 10/2/2011 Buffalo NY University At Buffalo Center for the Arts 10/5/2011 Milwaukee WI Pabst Theater 10/6/2011 Chicago IL House of Blues 10/7/2011 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 11/30/2011 Napa CA Uptown Theatre Napa 12/1/2011 San Francisco CA The Regency Ballroom 12/3/2011 Seattle WA Neptune Theatre 12/4/2011 Portland OR Aladdin Theater 12/17/2011 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium
date city state venue 1/14/2010 San Jaun Capistrano CA The Coach House Concert Hall 1/16/2010 Cerritos CA Cerritos Center 1/17/2010 Malibu CA Smothers Theatre 2/19/2010 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 2/20/2010 Atlanta GA Variety Playhouse 2/26/2010 Houston TX House of Blues - Houston 2/27/2010 New Orleans LA House of Blues New Orleans 3/11/2010 Tucson AZ Rialto Theatre 6/12/2010 Rochester NY Eastman Theatre 6/26/2010 Bridgeview IL Toyota Park 7/16/2010 Napa CA Uptown Theatre Napa 8/5/2010 Beaver Creek CO Vilar Performing Arts Center 8/18/2010 Alexandria VA Birchmere Music Hall 8/19/2010 Alexandria VA Birchmere Music Hall
date city state venue 10/15/2009 Montreal QC Metropolis 10/21/2009 New York NY New York Marriott Marquis Hotel 10/27/2009 Alexandria VA Birchmere Music Hall 10/29/2009 Red Bank NJ Count Basie Theatre 10/30/2009 Greensburg PA Palace Theatre (Greensburg) 11/2/2009 Princeton NJ McCarter Theatre Center 11/3/2009 Ridgefield CT Ridgefield Playhouse 11/5/2009 Englewood NJ Bergen Performing Arts Center 11/7/2009 Glenside PA Keswick Theatre 11/11/2009 Ann Arbor MI Michigan Theater 11/12/2009 Kalamazoo MI Kalamazoo State Theatre 11/13/2009 Chicago IL House of Blues 11/17/2009 Denver CO Paramount Theatre 11/18/2009 Salt Lake City UT The Depot 11/21/2009 Oakland CA Paramount Theatre Of Oakland