Thursday, August 13
Dan Smalls Presents Keb’ Mo’ live in Asbury Hall
Tickets: $37.50 advance / $40 day of show general admission seated, on sale Friday, April 3 at noon at Ticketweb.com Babeville Box Office (M-F 11a-5p), or charge by phone 866-777-8932
7pm Doors 8pm Show
Three-time Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist and contemporary blues artist, Keb’ Mo’, has released his 12th studio album titled BLUESAmericana on Kind of Blue Music.
Since its release on April 22, 2014, the album spent several weeks at No. 1 on the Soundscan Blues Album chart, including a return to the No. 1 spot after a period of time following its release. Last November, BLUESAmericana was made available for purchase on vinyl. Over the past two decades, Keb’ has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances. 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 With Change since its inception and has been featured in many related videos and events. Keb’ was featured on the Playing For Change album: Playing for Change 3: Songs Around the World, which was released in 2014 and features over 180 musicians from 31 countries, including Keith Richards, Sara Bareilles, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas, Taj Mahal and many others. Keb’ Mo’ donated 5% of BLUESAmericana sales proceeds to the foundation.
Date(s) - 08/13/2015
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