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Blues star Keb’ Mo’ leads trumpeter Jennifer Hartswick and bassist Christian McBride through “France” in a new video from NPR’s ‘Night Owl’ series.
Read a review and view a photo gallery of Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’s recent TajMo performance in Central Park in New York City.
New releases from the Grateful Dead, Taj’ Mo’, Joan Shelley, At The Drive-In, Mac DeMarco and more are featured in this week’s column.
Watch Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ lead Jon Batiste & Stay Human on a boisterous rendition of a single from their collaborative ‘TajMo’ album.
Stream Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ covering John Mayer from the upcoming ‘TajMo’ album.
Watch the lyric video for “All Around The World” from the ‘TajMo’ album featuring Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’
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About Keb’ Mo’
The Reflection is the first new studio album by Keb Mo since Suitcase in 2006. These twelve songs are the product of an important period of personal and professional growth for the artist formerly known as Kevin Moore. In that time, he started a new family; moved from Los Angeles to Nashville; built a state-of-the-art home studio, and founded his own label, Yolabelle International, distributed by Ryko and the Warner Music Group. Keb Mo is a three-time Grammy Award winner for Best Contemporary Blues Album; and a key figure in the acclaimed 2003 PBS series Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues. But The Reflection is not, in essence, a blues album. In sound and spirit, it’s closer to the work of African-American “folk soul” singer/songwriters like Bill Withers, Bobby Womack, and Terry Callier.
Indeed, tracks like “My Shadow” and “Crush On You” would have fit neatly into Urban radio’s “Quiet Storm” format at almost any time in the past 25 years. The Reflection brings together all of this singular artist’s diverse influences – pre-disco R&B, American folk and gospel, rock, blues, and more – in a sound that is truly and uniquely his own.
“I worked on this record for the better part of two years,” says Keb. “It took me some time as this was an educational process for me and my engineer John Schirmer. I didn’t want to let it go until I had something that I was proud to share with the public. It’s the culmination of all of my influences throughout my career.”
Through all the changes of the past several years, Keb Mo found time to play a couple of hundred shows on several continents. He composed and recorded music for the acclaimed TNT series “Memphis Beat,” starring Jason Lee and Alfre Woodward. And he wrote some of the best songs of his career for The Reflection – material strong enough to attract such notable guests as country music superstar Vince Gill (“My Baby’s Tellin’ Lies”), nouveau-soul chanteuse India. Arie (“Crush On You”), saxophonist Dave Koz (“One Of These Nights”), and veteran session guitarist David T. Walker (“All The Way,” “The Reflection,” “The Whole Enchilada”).
Stream audio, read a recap and check out the setlists from Phish’s Camp Oswego festival, which came to a close on this date in 1999.
John Popper with Twidde and Cory Wong with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong are among the collaborative sets that have been added to the 2019 LOCKN’ lineup.
Greensky Bluegrass recruited members of the Jon Stickley Trio for “Casual Wednesday” shenanigans at The NorVa in Norfolk.
Phish unveiled pro-shot video of the 38-minute “Ruby Waves” from Sunday night at Alpine Valley in East Troy, Wisconsin.
Nationals Park will host a Grateful Dead Night in August when the Washington Nationals take on the Cincinnati Reds.