Saturday, March 22, 2014

Strathmore Presents Keb' Mo', April 3rd

Keb' Mo' performs at Strathmore, April 3rd

From our friends at the Strathmore...

Beloved roots-music conservator performs brand-new album BLUESAmericana

Three-time Grammy winner and roots-music storyteller Keb’ Mo’ will perform music from his anticipated April 2014 release on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 8 p.m. This is the performer’s 12th full-length album, which also marks the 20th anniversary of his debut, Keb’ Mo’. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit

Keb’ Mo’ is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and living link to the seminal Delta bluesmen who monumentally inspired the distinctly American blues genre. Born Kevin Moore in Los Angeles to parents originally from the Deep South, Keb’ Mo’ adopted his well known stage name in the storied tradition of predecessors such as Muddy Waters (formerly McKinley Morganfield) and Taj Mahal (born Henry St. Clair Fredericks). His sound embraces multiple eras and genres, including pop, rock, folk and jazz, and has earned him three Grammy awards for Contemporary Blues Album. On camera, he has appeared and performed in several television and motion pictures including the series finale of “The West Wing,” John Sayles’ feature film Honeydripper and Martin Scorcese’s PBS special Feel Like Going Home.

At its core, his latest album BLUESAmericana is about love and understanding. The songs “Do It Right” and “For Better Or Worse” assay devotion and marriage. The thorny, comic “The Worst is Yet To Come” is about hope, and “Somebody Hurt You,” featuring Civil Rights era Freedom Rider Rip Patton on bass vocals, is, in Keb’ Mo’s words, “where the blues meets the church.” The record is accented by acoustic guitars, featured prominently in the arrangements, which also gain texture from electric and resonator slide guitars, mandolin, percussion, keyboards, reeds and horns.

Strathmore Presents
Keb’ Mo’
Thursday, April 3, 2014
8 p.m.

Tickets $45 - $55 (Stars $40.50 - $49.50)

Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852

For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (301) 581-5100

About Strathmore:
Strathmore presents and produces exemplary visual and performing arts programs for diverse audiences; creates dynamic arts education experiences; and nurtures creative ideas and conversations that advance the future of the arts. The hallmark of the arts center is the Music Center at Strathmore, a 1,976-seat concert hall and education complex. The Music Center at Strathmore is located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda, MD, one half-mile north of the Capital Beltway and immediately adjacent to the Grosvenor-Strathmore station on Metro’s Red Line. For those attending a ticketed performance at the Music Center at Strathmore, parking in the Metro garage is complimentary with your ticket.