Keb' Mo'

Keb' Mo'

  • Highest Rated: 87% Lightning in a Bottle (2004)
  • Lowest Rated: 12% All The King's Men (2006)
  • Birthday: Not Available
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Keb' Mo' draws heavily on the old-fashioned country blues style of Robert Johnson, but keeps his sound contemporary with touches of soul and folksy storytelling. He writes much of his own material and has applied his acoustic, electric, and slide guitar skills to jazz and rock-oriented bands, as well. Born Kevin Moore in Los Angeles to parents of Southern descent, he was exposed to gospel music at a young age. At 21, Moore joined an R&B band later hired for a tour by Papa John Creach and played on three of Creach's albums. Opening for jazz and rock artists such as the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jefferson Starship, and Loggins & Messina helped broaden Moore's horizons and musical abilities. He cut an R&B-based solo album, Rainmaker, in 1980 for Casablanca, which promptly folded. In 1983, he joined Monk Higgins' band as a guitarist and met a number of blues musicians who collectively increased his understanding of the music. He subsequently joined a vocal group called the Rose Brothers and gigged around L.A. Moore portrayed a Delta bluesman in a local play called Rabbit Foot in 1990 and later playing Robert Johnson in a docudrama called Can't You Hear the Wind Howl? He released his self-titled debut album as Keb' Mo' in 1994, featuring two Robert Johnson covers, 11 songs written or co-written by Moore, and his guitar and banjo work. Keb' Mo' performed a well-received set at the 1995 Newport Folk Festival. His second album, Just Like You, was equally well-received. Slow Down followed in 1998 and Door was issued two years later.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Higher Ground Gabe 2017
No Score Yet Eric Clapton Crossroads 2010 Actor 2010
No Score Yet Playing for Change: Peace Through Music Actor 2008
68% Honeydripper Possum 2007
No Score Yet Keb' Mo' & Guests Actor 2006
12% All The King's Men Slade's Guitarist $7.3M 2006
No Score Yet Legends of Jazz with Ramsey Lewis Actor 2006
87% Lightning in a Bottle Actor $78.5K 2004
No Score Yet Can't You Hear the Wind Howl Robert Johnson 1998
No Score Yet Keb' Mo': Sessions at West 54th Actor 1997

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Bluegrass Underground
2011
Performer
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Performer
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
No Score Yet In Performance at the White House
2010-2016
Performer
  • 2016
  • 2012
  • 2010
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Performer
  • 2014
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Performer
  • 2014
  • 2011
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Performer
  • 2011
53% Memphis Beat
2010-2011
  • 2011
No Score Yet Sesame Street
1969
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Guest Isaac The Angel of Music Angel of Music J.D. Winslow
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 1999
  • 1997
No Score Yet Promised Land
1996-1999
  • 1998

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