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Keb' Mo'



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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
11% All The King's Men
  • Slade's Guitarist
2006
No Score Yet Legends of Jazz with Ramsey Lewis
  • Actor
2006
87% Lightning in a Bottle
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Keb' Mo' - Sessions at West 54th
  • Actor
2000
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
No Score Yet Sesame Street
1969
  • Guest
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Performer
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Performer
50% Memphis Beat
2010-2011
  • Actor
No Score Yet In Performance at the White House
2010
  • Performer
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Performer

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