Keb' Mo' to Play Mesa Arts Center, 5/15
Three-time Grammy winner and roots-music master, Keb' Mo' (born Kevin Moore) will perform songs from his new album, BLUESAmericana, along with favorites from his 20-year career when he takes the Ikeda Theater stage at Mesa Arts Center, Thursday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at mesaartscenter.com or by calling 480-644-6500.
"My job is to look for something that's truthful," he says. "Lies are the hardest things in the world to remember, but the truth digs right inside me and it reaches other people, too. If a song is truthful, the way the songs on BLUESAmericana are, I have a piece of that song inside of me so I can always deliver it from my heart."
During a career that has spanned more than two decades, singer/songwriter and guitarist Keb' Mo' has earned a reputation as a modern master of American roots music. NPR calls him the "modern ambassador for the blues." His songs have been recorded by B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Dixie Chicks, Joe Cocker and Robert Palmer, and his playing inspired leading instrument maker Gibson Brands to issue the Keb' Mo' Signature Bluesmaster acoustic guitar. He's collaborated with numerous other artists including Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Brown, Cassandra Wilson, Buddy Guy, Amy Grant, Solomon Burke and Little Milton. Keb' also performs the theme song for the smash sit-com Mike & Molly and was music composer for TV's Memphis Beat.
Mesa Arts Center is located at One East Main Street in downtown Mesa.