Keb' Mo's unique style lies somewhere between the soul of Delta Blues and the melodic feel of contemporary folk, bundled in a story-like framework. Whether delivering a sparse solo song or fully arranged bluesy pop, Mo's rich vocals and earthy acoustic plucking attract both newer and older blues audiences, as evidenced on his stunning self-titled debut Keb' Mo'. His songwriting style occasionally disturbs purists; like Robert Cray, Keb' Mo' has found ways to write a blues tune without remaining in the traditional twelve-bar format. Nonetheless Keb' Mo' has made quite a niche for himself on many adult alternative radio stations, due in part to the polished, warm sound of his compositions.
Keb' Mo' Concert Films
I'll Take You There: An All-Star Celebration of Mavis Staples
Runtime: 1 hr 48 minThis historic, all-star concert features over twenty performances by Gregg Allman, Win Butler & Regine Chassagne of Arcade Fire, Eric Church, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Jeff Tweedy and many more. Filmed at Chicago's historic Auditorium Theatre, this show was a once in a lifetime event, bringing some of the biggest names in music together to honor the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and American icon, Mavis Staples. Throughout an unparalleled career that spans over six decades, Staples soulful songs of justice and equality have become a soundtrack for the Civil Rights Movement and inspired multiple generations of artists. In addition to the performances, I'll Take You There includes exclusive interviews, many by the artists, exploring Staples' cultural and musical impact. Produced by Blackbird Presents blackbirdpresents.com
Keb' Mo' Top Tracks
The Turning Point
Runtime: 24 minThe Turning Point captures John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers at a critical point in their hugely influential career. Following from the last tour by the “Laurel Canyon” line up in May 1969, Mayall made two big decisions. Firstly he was going to relocate to the USA and secondly he was going to form a new, more acoustic based line up which would not feature drums. There are interviews with both the old line up and the new and from departed members including Peter Green, John McVie and Eric Clapton as the film follows the first UK dates with the new format Bluesbreakers.
Live in Sydney
Runtime: 1 hr 35 minSteven Gene Wold, commonly known as Seasick Steve, (born circa 1941) is an American bluesman, although he prefers to be called "a song and dance man". He plays guitars (mostly personalized), and sings, usually about his early life living rough and doing casual work.
Live At Montreux
Runtime: 56 minCaptured here for the first time ever is the Jeff Healey Band's 1999 performance at Montreux. Featuring 10 songs from their set, the band (Healey, Joe Rockman on bass, Pat Rush guitar, and Tom Stephen on drums) whips the crowd into a frenzy with a high energy, minute blues jam. Included in this set are the show opening "My Little Girl", their cover The Doors "Roadhouse Blues" (featured in the movie "Roadhouse") and perhaps their well known song, "Angel Eyes", which was a Top 10 smash in the US in 1988. As a bonus, fans are treated to 4 tracks from their 1997 Montreux appearance at Stravinski Hall.
Live: The Real Deal
Runtime: 55 minBuddy Guy Live: The Real Deal features the legendary bluesman in a special set at his own Chicago club, Buddy Guy’s Legends, with guitarist G.E. Smith and The Saturday Night Live Band.
Runtime: 1 hr 19 minThis film is the most intimate look at JJ Cale ever. Recorded in 1979 at the Paradise Studios in Los Angeles this rare and unique session with Leon Russell on keyboards, has never been seen before and gives fans the chance to see this unique talent at work in the studio.