CLEARWATER - Grammy Award-winner Keb’ Mo’ brings his latest tour to the all-new Capitol Theatre Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m.
Keb’ Mo’ has been making critically acclaimed albums since 1994 when he released his self-titled debut and became a fresh face in the blues / roots genre. That record proved to be an entryway that got many to sit up and take notice. But it was his second release, Just Like You in '96 that won him the first of three Grammy Awards. It dared a deeper venture into the joyful and healing aspects of the blues and a more mainstream style.
His genre-blending artfulness, intuitive lyrics, unique guitar style, distinctive voice and magnetic charisma on stage have gained him a tremendously loyal fan base and the significant honor of being called, “a musician's musician.”
Though it seems that Keb’ Mo’ flies just under the radar of big name recognition, during his 18-year career he has been recognized with a vast number of honors, awards and nominations including Grammy Awards, BMI awards and numerous WC Handy Blues Awards.
You may hear him on television as a composer or providing a theme song or even see him in an occasional acting role. Some notables are Touched By An Angel, The West Wing, The Martha Stewart Show, CBS's Mike and Molly and even a spirited performance on Sesame Street. On film he acted alongside Danny Glover in the 2007 John Sayles movie, Honeydripper.
This past year he was a part of two PBS specials: Live at Infinity Hall and Red, White and Blues, In Performance at The White House.
After the release of Suitcase in 2006, Keb’ took a two-year hiatus from recording to focus on his family and work on film and TV projects.
His latest album, The Reflection, is a journey deep into life and an even greater expansion of his musical body of work.