With special guest Martin Harley
Performing for over two decades and with 14 albums to his name Keb’ Mo’ shows no signs of slowing down. A modern master of roots music, Keb’ Mo’ has a reputation for performing with understated elegance and excellence. He’s shared a stage with countless blues masters and has even played for Barack Obama at the Whitehouse. It goes without saying that Keb’ Mo’ is one of the most respected bluesmen around.
It all took off for Keb’ Mo’ twenty-five years ago with the self-titled release under his newly coined Keb’ Mo’ moniker, and over the years, he has proven that he is a musical force that defies typical genre labels. Album after album, 14 in total, Keb’ has garnered 4 GRAMMY awards and a producer/engineer/artist GRAMMY Certificate for his track on the 2001 Country Album of the Year, Hank Williams Tribute – Timeless. He has received 11 GRAMMY nominations, in total, including Country Song of the Year for “I Hope,” co-written with The Dixie Chicks, and three alone for his 2014 self-produced release, BLUESAmericana, including Americana Album of the Year. Keb’ has also been awarded 11 Blues Foundation Awards and 6 BMI Awards for his work in TV & Film.
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. Artists who have recorded his songs include B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Dixie Chicks, Joe Cocker, Robert Palmer, Tom Jones, Melissa Manchester, Solomon Burke and the Zac Brown Band to name a few. The list of artist collaborations comprises a who’s who in the music industry and includes Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Jackson Browne, Natalie Cole, Lyle Lovett, India Arie, James Cotton, Bobby Rush, Timothy B. Schmit, Marcus Miller and many more. His guitar playing has garnered him two invites to Eric Clapton’s acclaimed Crossroads Festival and has inspired leading instrument makers, Gibson Brands, to issue the Keb’ Mo’ Signature Bluesmaster and Bluesmaster Royale acoustic guitars and Martin Guitars to issue the HD-28KM Keb’ Mo’ Limited Edition Signature model.
Joining him in River Town is the supremely talented Martin Harley; an exceptional guitarist whose virtuoso flair “offers the listener a masterclass in taste, style and roots blues” (Guitarist Magazine).
Part of River Town 2019, a summer celebration of roots and Americana music presented by Colston Hall and St George’s Bristol. For the full programme click HERE