Legendary Bluesman Keb’ Mo’ Plays The Capitol Theatre TomorrowMay 13th, 2016
Ever since his eponymous debut full-length (stream it below) came out in 1994, singer-songwriter and guitarist Keb’ Mo’ has been a mainstay of contemporary blues known for incredible live performances. His most recent release, That Hot Pink Blues Album (stream it below), a double LP, captures the legendary talent—expertly backed by Michael B. Hicks (keys), Casey Wasner (drums) and Stan Sargeant (bass)—covering Americana, country, roots music and, of course, the blues. “Perhaps That Hot Pink Blues Album’s biggest accomplishment, though, is the mere reality that it plays like more of a victory lap than it does a cash grab, or some wayward collection of live material whose sole purpose is to help maintain an artist’s reputation. Dude doesn’t need any help; he’s always been—and always will be—one of the unsung heroes of the gray area that marries blues and funk,” says PopMatters. “If anything, this set should remind the young cats that they best not rest because Keb’ Mo’ has still got it. In person or in the studio, his is a standard for which all young bucks ought to strive. Hot pink? Hot damn.” Do yourself a favor and go see Keb’ Mo’ (above, performing “America the Beautiful”) tomorrow night at The Capitol Theatre.