Keb’ Mo’ at Wilson Center
Keb’ Mo’ performs at Wilson Center on February 23rd from 7:30pm to around 9pm. GET TICKETS From the website: Keb’ Mo’s new album “Good To Be” is inspired by his incredible journey.
Keb’ Mo’ performs at Wilson Center on February 23rd from 7:30pm to around 9pm.
From the website:
Keb’ Mo’s new album “Good To Be” is inspired by his incredible journey. It artfully links the grit and groove of his Compton roots with the strum and twang of his adopted hometown of Nashville, TN, where he’s lived and worked for the last eleven years. Drawing on country, folk, blues, and soul, the collection transcends genre and geography, weaving together a joyful, heartwarming, and relentlessly optimistic tapestry that manages to encompass the entirety of this once-in-a-generation artist’s larger-than-life career.
Keb’ Mo’ was born and raised in Compton, CA. At 21 he landed his first major gig playing with Jefferson Airplane violinist Papa John Creach. For the next 20 years Keb’ Mo’ worked primarily behind the scenes, establishing himself as a respected guitarist, songwriter, and arranger with a unique gift for using his evocative musical talent to link the past and the present.
In 1994 he introduced the world to his capabilities as a solo artist with the release of his widely acclaimed self-titled debut. Critics were quick to take note of Keb’ Mo’s modern, genre-bending take on old school sounds. Two years later he garnered his first GRAMMY Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album with “Just Like You.” In the decades to come, Keb’ Mo’ took home four more GRAMMY Awards, topped the Billboard Blues Chart seven times, and performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall to The White House. He has collaborated with many other influential artists including Taj Mahal, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, The Chicks, and Lyle Lovett. His compositions have been recorded and sampled by artists as diverse as B.B. King, Zac Brown, and BTS. In 2021 he was recognized with Americana Music Association’s award for Lifetime Achievement in Performance.
(Friday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
703 N 3rd Street