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Three-time Grammy winner and visionary Roots-music storyteller Keb’ Mo’ has just had his most successful release in almost 20 years, the new album ‘BLUESAmericana’. The album marks the 20th Anniversary of his debut ‘Keb’ Mo’ and also the second time Keb’ has undergone a personal transformation. His first began in 1984 in his native Los Angeles, where he’d worked hard to get record and publishing deals and establish himself as a studio musician under his given name Kevin Moore, and then saw all of that dissipate. Although he thought his career was over, he ended up getting a gig in a Blues combo with saxist Monk Higgins and guitarist Charles “Charlie Tuna” Dennis, who today plays rhythm six-string behind B.B. King. It is here when Keb’ says he learnt about all kinds of Blues: Delta Blues, Texas Blues, Chicago Blues, Soul-Blues…. Keb’ then developed his own sound, blending their acoustic framework with the pop, R&B, Rock, Jazz and Soul that had previously stoked his compositions.
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, and his playing inspired leading instrument maker Gibson Brands to issue the Keb’ Mo’ Signature Bluesmaster acoustic guitar. He’s collaborated with a host of other artists including Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Brown, Cassandra Wilson, Buddy Guy, Amy Grant, Solomon Burke and Little Milton.