Monday, February 15, 2016

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Keb' Mo'

Artist:Keb' Mo'
Dong:Loola Loo
Album:The Door

Kevin "Keb' Mo'" Moore was around the music business for twenty years when he accidentally discovered that he could play the blues. Today he is a best selling recording artist playing the acoustic blues style of legends like Robert Johnson. He was born Oct. 3, 1951 in Los Angeles. He started out playing steel drums on a calypso band. In the 70s, he was in a band led by Jefferson Airplane violinist Papa John Creach. He appeared on several Creach albums. Then Moore worked as a staff songwriter for A & M Records. As Kevin Moore, he released the 1980 album Rainmaker on the Casablanca Records label Chocolate City. Casablanca went under soon after that. In the 80s, Moore was in a band led by sax player Monk Higgins. Then in 1990, Moore appeared in the stage musical Spunk as Guitar Man. The character is a blues singer who narrates the play. He got the idea to become a blues artist. He was given the name Keb' Mo' and he signed with Sony's Okeh label. Since his 1994 debut album Keb' Mo', Moore has been a best selling blues artist. Though he does perform the occasional blues classic, Moore writes most of his own songs. He wrote Loola Loo with jazz singer Bobby McFerrin. It's from the 2000 CD The Door. Moore left Sony in 2006 and he currently records for his own label. His latest CD BLUESAmericana was released in 2014. He is currently on tour. Moore certainly plays an authentic blues singer very well. Here's Keb' Mo' performing Loola Loo at the Piazza Blues Festival in Switzerland 2009.

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