Over the past few years, Keb’ Mo’ has played hundreds of shows on several continents, as well as composed and recorded music for the TNT series Memphis Beat. This singular artist’s celebrated recordings and live performances bring together his diverse influences-pre-disco R&B, American folk and gospel, and rock, in addition to the blues-in a sound that is truly and uniquely his own.
A singer, guitarist and songwriter, Keb’ Mo’ is a three-time Grammy Award winner for the Best Contemporary Blues Album, and a key figure in the acclaimed 2003 PBS series Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues.
He’s been booked into the Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, MA and will perform selections from his new album, The Reflection. These songs are the product of an important period of personal and professional growth for the artist formerly known as Kevin Moore. In that time, he started a new family, moved from Los Angeles to Nashville, built a state-of-the-art home studio, and founded his own label, Yolabelle International, distributed by Ryko and the Warner Music Group.
“We are very excited to feature one of the most innovative blues musicians on the Mahaiwe stage this fall. Keb’ Mo’ has been on our wish list for some time and we’re very happy that Premier Concerts is bringing him here,” said Mahaiwe Executive Director Beryl Jolly.
The Keb’ Mo’ Band features Les Falconer (drums), Jeff Paris (guitar, mandolin, harmonica), Kevin So (keyboards, guitar), Vail Johnson (bass guitar), and Michael Hicks (keyboards, organ).
Keb’ Mo’ and his band will appear at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center on Thursday, October 18 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $55 to $75. The Mahaiwe is located at 14 Castle Street in Great Barrington, Mass. For tickets and venueinformation, go to www.mahaiwe.org or call 413.528.0100.
Located in downtown Great Barrington, Massachusetts, the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center is the year-round presenter of world-class music, dance, theater, classic films, “Live in HD” broadcasts, and arts education programs for the southern Berkshires and neighboring regions. The intimate jewel box of a theater opened in 1905 and has been in continuous operation for over 100 years. In 2005, the theater experienced a renaissance as a beautifully restored 681-seat venue to offer a broad range of cultural and community events. Today’s “Mahaiwe Mix” of diverse, high quality programming strives to provide meaningful, memorable entertainment for all ages and interests.