Mo’ – Martin Scorsese Presents
Sony Released in 2004
CD is part of a 2003 special blues series on PBS
that featured several great blues artists. Keb’
Mo’ (Kevin Moore) is a well traveled blues
and gospel rooted musician with professional roots
as far back as his time with The Jefferson Airplane.
His style clearly developed by hard work and study
until in the mid-90’s he became Keb Mo as
we hear him in this terrific CD. While Keb' Mo'
covers Robert Johnson twice here, he generally uses
traditional blues only as a touchstone, preferring
to write his own songs in a blues-influenced but
clearly pop style.
If the PBS series were chronological set, Keb' Mo's
music would have come at the end as an example of
where Keb’s sound has evolved to at this stage
of his life. There is the huge performer list of
18 talented musicians and 13 strong cuts for this
CD. This gives you some idea of the undertaking
to produce this great album. He has become a true
blues musician and this CD is a great example of
this. Keb’ gets a 4.7 on the STLBluesometer.