Keb’ Mo’ (USA)

A genuine bluesman also recognised for his songwriting, 70 year old Keb’ Mo’ has a solid base in old-fashioned country and delta blues, but has never shied away from venturing outside his comfort zone. His variations on the central tenets of blues music are inspired by rock, country, folk and jazz. Keb’ Mo’, real name Kevin Roosevelt Moore, is a recent recipient of an Americana Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2021 Americana Honors & Awards.  He has won five Grammy prizes and been nominated 12 times. His album Oklahoma, with guest spots by Robert Randolph, Rosanne Cash and Taj Mahal,won the Best Americana Album award.  Working with Taj Mahal is nothing new for Keb’ Mo’. In 2017, Keb’ Mo’ and Taj Mahal made the album TajMo, which won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album, and took the duo on tours of both USA and Europe. Through the years, Keb’ Mo’ has performed with Bonnie Raitt, Vince Gill, Jackson Browne and Lyle Lovett, and has appeared three times at Eric Clapton’s famous Crossroads Festival. Keb’ Mo’ played at Amager Bio in Copenhagen in July 2019. His Tønder Festival concert, where he will be backed by his band, is his only festival concert in Denmark in 2022.