Keb' Mo' Tickets - Recent Endeavors Further Ignite Career Of Keb' Mo'
Fans of the acoustic blues maestro Keb' Mo' probably wouldn't guess
from his innovative style and rigorous schedule that the talented musician is nearing 60 years old, but at 58 this Energizer Bunny of a blues singer isn't anywhere near retiring. Keb' Mo' (a stage name short for his real name, Kevin Moore) has been taking his famed guitar-fingering and banjo-picking skills to the forefront of the music industry over the past two decades, and now he's turning the page to a new chapter in his career, recently starting his own label called Yolabelle International and releasing its first album Live & Mo'.
Released on Oct. 20, 2009, Live & Mo' is an amalgam of new hit songs and classic live favorites, and everything from political statements like "A Brand New America" to the funky-fresh "Government Cheese" and many more in between are included on the critically acclaimed release. Live & Mo' is Keb' Mo's first release since 2006's Suitcase and his ninth studio album, and it promises the same kind of success that Mo' has seen for years, giving credit to his gruff vocals and contemporary blues.
Keb' Mo's venture away from the dominant record label Sony has been a work in progress, and it's sure to pay off for the eclectic artist, whose tunes have long been celebrated by fans of all genres. Calling his recent endeavor of his own label "liberating," Mo' has been busy at work handcrafting new hits, and perhaps the go-to song off his current album Live & Mo' is "A Brand New America," a song written right before President Obama's inauguration last January.
"A Brand New America" is certainly one of the bright spots of Keb' Mo's latest release, and the soothing song is an anthem for America that is sure to be remembered for years to come, as the chorus reflects: "This is our life/ and these are the times/ we are the people/ and the dream is our life./ Give us the strength/ to be humble and kind/ and respect one another/ leaving no one behind./ From the mountains and valleys/ which stretch to the sea/ a brand new America/ is calling to me."
While Keb' Mo' has recently been plucking the fruits of his labor, he's been a mainstay in the music industry ever since the '70s, when his original jazzy blues style caught the ears of music groups of the day, granting him opening spots on tours for artists such as Jefferson Starship and Loggins & Messina. While continuing to play throughout the '80s, it wasn't until the 1990s that Keb' Mo' skyrocketed in the industry, and it was 1994's eponymous release Keb' Mo' that did the job.
Featuring free-wheeling tunes such as the toe-tapping "Angelina," Keb' Mo' was the studio release the modern acoustic blues movement was waiting for, and this harmonica-wailing, guitar-picking artist has been selling out Keb' Mo' tickets ever since. Keb' Mo's most recent release Live & Mo' follows this talented musician's classic style of Delta blues, and fans of the Grammy Award-winning artist can see Keb' Mo' perform live with tickets to an upcoming concert.
by: Brent Warnken
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