CONTEMPORARY BLUES AMERICANA ARTIST KEB MO RELEASES NEW ALBUM OKLAHOMA

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CONTEMPORARY BLUES AMERICANA ARTIST KEB MO RELEASES NEW ALBUM OKLAHOMA



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For Immediate Release – Today, Keb’ Mo’ releases Oklahoma on Concord Records, his first solo studio album since BLUESAmericana (2014). Building on the backbone of the blues with subjects like depression and love, Keb’ Mo’ also addresses current worldly issues like immigration and environmental degradation. Oklahoma is now available through all digital retailers and can be purchased here: https://found.ee/KebMo_OK

Following his 2018 GRAMMY Award-winning collaboration with Taj Mahal, TajMo (2017), Glide Magazine predicts, “another Grammy awaits,” calling Oklahoma “the most personal and adventurous album he’s made.”

Other highlights from critics include:

“Keb’ Mo’ is truly unlike any other artist on today’s contemporary blues scene. He has an uncanny ability to paint a musical kaleidoscope and offer a range of styles and sounds that appeal to a wide audience, all the while remaining true to himself as an artist.”Ink 19

“Mo’s career path is littered with Grammys… this outing may well put him on track for more statuettes for his mantel.”No Depression

“There’s nothing better to heal your soul than a Keb’ Mo’ concert… With storytelling at the heart of his songs, Keb’ is not just an outstanding guitar player, singer-songwriter, but a great entertainer.”Rock and Blues Muse

“All in, it’s the most personal and adventurous album he’s made in his decorated career…”Glide

Overall, Oklahoma—which Keb’ has dedicated to his late mother, Lauvella Cole, who passed away in September 2018 at the age of 91—maintains an impressive level of emotional engagement throughout, making it one of his most compelling collections. With noted musical veteran Colin Linden (The Band, Bruce Cockburn) heading up production duties, the album’s 10 tracks encompass Keb’ Mo’s diverse talents, with the artist delivering some of the most adventurous and personal work of his career.Oklahoma features cameos from Taj Mahal, Rosanne Cash, Robert Randolph, Jaci Velasquez and Keb’ Mo’s wife, Robbie Brooks Moore.

In his quarter-century as a recording artist, the charismatic singer/guitarist/ songwriter and four-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.

Keb’ Mo’s online store includes an exclusive Oklahoma marble vinyl edition with a 24 page, 12” x 12” booklet, as well as signed copies and a wide range of newly designed merchandise limited to fans online:https://found.ee/Keb_StoreHome

Hailed internationally as one of the greatest Blues artists of his generation, Keb’ Mo’ continues to tour globally with dates currently booked in Europe and across the United States. For a full list of tour dates, visit https://kebmo.com/tour.

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About Keb’ Mo’: Over the past two decades, award-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist and contemporary blues artist, Keb’ Mo’, has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances. His recent project – TajMo– is a cross-generational collaboration with legendary blues musician Taj Mahal which merges the two artists’ distinctive voices and guitar styles. The project, which won the 2018 GRAMMY for “Best Contemporary Blues Album,” features guest appearances by Sheila E., Joe Walsh, Lizz Wright and Bonnie Raitt. B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Dixie Chicks, Joe Cocker, Robert Palmer and Tom Jones have all recorded his songs. His guitar playing has inspired leading instrument makers Gibson Brands to issue the Keb’ Mo’ Signature Bluesmaster acoustic guitar and Martin Guitars to issue the HD-28KM Keb’ Mo’ Limited Edition Signature model. He has collaborated with a host of artists, including Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Brown, Cassandra Wilson, Buddy Guy, Amy Grant, Solomon Burke, Little Milton and many others. Keb’ also wrote and performed the theme song for the smash sitcom, “Mike & Molly,” and was music composer for TV’s “Memphis Beat.” He has also been featured in TV and film, playing Robert Johnson in the 1998 documentary “Can’t You Hear The Wind Howl,” appeared three times on the television series, “Touched By an Angel,” and was the ghostly bluesman Possum in John Sayles’ 2007 movie, “Honeydripper.” Keb’ is very involved with the Playing For Change movement, which was created to inspire, connect and bring peace to the world through music. He has been involved with Playing For Change since its inception and has been featured in many related videos and events. Keb’ Mo’ is touring the U.S. in 2019. For more information on Keb’ Mo’ visit: http://www.kebmo.com

 

Keb’ Mo’s Tour Dates:

 

6/14/2019 Cabot Theatre Beverly MA
6/15/2019 The Stone Mountain Arts Center Brownsfield ME
6/16/2019 Lebanon Opera House Lebanon NH
6/17/2019 Sony Hall New York NY
6/19/2019 The Space at Westbury Westbury NY
6/20/2019 Palace Theatre Greensburg PA
6/22/2019 Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua Bayfield WI
6/23/2019 Minnesota Zoo Apple Valley MN
6/30/2019 Glastonbury Festival Worthy Farm UK
7/1/2019 Colston Hall Bristol
7/2/2019 Union Chapel London
7/4/2019 Tivoliredenburg Hertz Utrecht
7/6/2019 Ulmer Zelt Ulm
7/7/2019 Muffathalle Munich
7/9/2019 Amager Bio Copenhagen
7/11/2019 Black & Blue Festival Varese Italy
7/12/2019 Dal Mississippi Al Po Festival Fiorenzuola d’Arda Italy
7/13/2019 Volo sul Mondo Festival Verona Italy
7/14/2019 Delta Blues Festival Rovigo Italy
7/16/2019 Archa Theatre Prague CZ
7/17/2019 Porgy & Bess Vienna
7/18/2019 Poolbar Festival Feldkirch
7/21/2019 Blue Balls Festival Lucerne
8/23/2019 Blue Note Hawaii Honolulu HI
8/24/2019 Blue Note Hawaii Honolulu HI
8/25/2019 Blue Note Hawaii Honolulu HI
9/5/2019 Granada Theatre Dallas TX
9/6/2019 Granada Theatre Dallas TX
9/7/2019 Paramount Theatre Austin TX
9/10/2019 Hattiesburg Saenger Theatre Hattiesburg MS
9/12/2019 The Pabst Theatre Milwaukee WI
9/13/2019 Northshore Center for the Performing Arts Skokie IL
9/14/2019 Michigan Theatre Ann Arbor MI
9/15/2019 Memorial Hall Cincinnati OH
9/17/2019 Peace Center Greenville SC
9/18/2019 McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square Charlotte NC
9/19/2019 Gaillard Center Charleston SC
9/22/2019 Tower Theatre Oklahoma City OK
9/25/2019 The Armory Fort Collins CO
9/26/2019 The Armory Fort Collins CO
9/27/2019 The Armory Fort Collins CO
9/28/2019 Paramount Theatre Denver CO
10/4/2019 Revolution Hall Portland OR
10/6/2019 The Moore Theatre Seattle WA
10/8/2019 Tower Theatre Bend OR
10/9/2019 The Egyptian Theatre Boise ID
10/12/2019 Eccles Center Park City UT
10/26/2019 Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise San Diego CA

 

 

Keb’ Mo’ on the web:

Website: http://www.kebmo.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kebmo

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kebmomusic

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/kebmomusic