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). Working with 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:

 

6/14/2019Cabot TheatreBeverlyMA
6/15/2019The Stone Mountain Arts CenterBrownsfieldME
6/16/2019Lebanon Opera HouseLebanonNH
6/17/2019Sony HallNew YorkNY
6/19/2019The Space at WestburyWestburyNY
6/20/2019Palace TheatreGreensburgPA
6/22/2019Lake Superior Big Top ChautauquaBayfieldWI
6/23/2019Minnesota ZooApple ValleyMN
6/30/2019Glastonbury FestivalWorthy FarmUK
7/1/2019Colston HallBristol
7/2/2019Union ChapelLondon
7/4/2019Tivoliredenburg HertzUtrecht
7/6/2019Ulmer ZeltUlm
7/7/2019MuffathalleMunich
7/9/2019Amager BioCopenhagen
7/11/2019Black & Blue FestivalVareseItaly
7/12/2019Dal Mississippi Al Po FestivalFiorenzuola d’ArdaItaly
7/13/2019Volo sul Mondo FestivalVeronaItaly
7/14/2019Delta Blues FestivalRovigoItaly
7/16/2019Archa TheatrePragueCZ
7/17/2019Porgy & BessVienna
7/18/2019Poolbar FestivalFeldkirch
7/21/2019Blue Balls FestivalLucerne
8/23/2019Blue Note HawaiiHonoluluHI
8/24/2019Blue Note HawaiiHonoluluHI
8/25/2019Blue Note HawaiiHonoluluHI
9/5/2019Granada TheatreDallasTX
9/6/2019Granada TheatreDallasTX
9/7/2019Paramount TheatreAustinTX
9/10/2019Hattiesburg Saenger TheatreHattiesburgMS
9/12/2019The Pabst TheatreMilwaukeeWI
9/13/2019Northshore Center for the Performing ArtsSkokieIL
9/14/2019Michigan TheatreAnn ArborMI
9/15/2019Memorial HallCincinnatiOH
9/17/2019Peace CenterGreenvilleSC
9/18/2019McGlohon Theatre at Spirit SquareCharlotteNC
9/19/2019Gaillard CenterCharlestonSC
9/22/2019Tower TheatreOklahoma CityOK
9/25/2019The ArmoryFort CollinsCO
9/26/2019The ArmoryFort CollinsCO
9/27/2019The ArmoryFort CollinsCO
9/28/2019Paramount TheatreDenverCO
10/4/2019Revolution HallPortlandOR
10/6/2019The Moore TheatreSeattleWA
10/8/2019Tower TheatreBendOR
10/9/2019The Egyptian TheatreBoiseID
10/12/2019Eccles CenterPark CityUT
10/26/2019Legendary Rhythm & Blues CruiseSan DiegoCA

 

 

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