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An Evening With Keb’ Mo’

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On View - May 14, 2014 - May 14, 2014

Three-time GRAMMY Award-winner, Keb’ Mo’ – hailed by NPR as the “modern ambassador for the blues” – embarks on a new chapter in his career with the April 22 release of his first new album in three years, BLUESAmericana, and his most extensive tour in nearly as long.  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.  His songs have been recorded by B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Dixie Chicks, Joe Cocker and Robert Palmer.  He’s also collaborated with a host of other artists including Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Cassandra Wilson, Buddy Guy, Amy Grant, Solomon Burke and Little Milton.  Recorded in Nashville and produced by Keb’ Mo’ and Casey Wasner, BLUESAmericana features some of the visionary roots-music storyteller’s most poignant and joyful songs.  BLUESAmericana is comprised of nine original songs and a cover of “That’s Alight,” and at its core, the album is about love and understanding.  Many of the songs, including “Do It Right,” co-written with Jim Weatherly (“Midnight Train To Georgia”), and the reflective “For Better Or Worse,” explore devotion and marriage.  The thorny, comic “The Worst is Yet To Come,” is about hope, despite the hilarious laundry list of pitfalls its protagonist endures as he searches for a silver lining.  “Somebody Hurt You” is, in Keb’s words, “where the blues meets the church,” and features guest vocals by Rip Patton, a longtime friend and Civil Rights era Freedom Rider.  Join us in the Clive Davis Theater as we welcome Keb’ Mo’ to celebrate and honor his inspiring musical and life journey with an intimate discussion, moderated by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli.

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