Stuart’s to Welcome Grammy-Winner Keb’ Mo’ Aug. 11< < Back to
On Tuesday, Aug. 11, Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville will host three-time Grammy winner and roots-music storyteller Keb’ Mo’ for an evening of music.
Over the past two decades, Keb’ has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through 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 he’s collaborated with a host of other artists, including Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne and Solomon Burke.
Keb’ recently embarked on a new chapter in his career with the April 2014 release of BLUESAmericana on Kind of Blue Music. His twelfth full-length album not only marks the 20th anniversary of his self-titled debut Keb’ Mo’, but is also a signpost of artistic and personal growth.
“I only make albums when I’m inspired to, and these 10 songs come from a very honest place,” stated Keb’ in a press release.
BLUESAmericana represents the second time Keb’ has undergone a personal transformation. The 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.
By 1994, Moore was signed to a major label again and decided to celebrate his creative rebirth by adopting the new moniker Keb’ Mo’. His first album under that name earned gold-record status. The second, Just Like You, won the Grammy Award for Contemporary Blues Album — a feat he’s repeated twice since then, with 1999’s Slow Down and 2005’s Keep It Simple.
In addition to live shows and recording dates, Keb’ has also branched out into the world of TV, having performed the theme song for the CBS show Mike & Molly and composed music for TNT’s Memphis Beat.
Tuesday’s show time is 8 p.m. Floor seats are $40 in advance or $45 at the door, and balcony and general admission tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Box seats are sold out.
For tickets, call 740-753-1924 or visit stuartsoperahouse.org.