Thu 5 Apr 2012

Anyone who has seen KEB MO before will remember his mesmerising performance, his rich, distinctive, smoky voice which spins emotive & passionate stories.

This multi Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter/guitarist is bringing with him his highly-anticipated album The Reflection & touring Australia for the first time with a full band. The Reflection was written and recorded over a period of three years, and is his first release since 2006. Self-produced, the 12-song set features duets with India Arie and Vince Gill, as well as performances by Dave Koz, Marcus Miller, Mindi Abair and world-renowned studio musician David T. Walker.

The Reflection finds KEB stretching out into various styles, rooted in Soul, Jazz and R&B. His trademark honest, unadorned vocal, his deceptively simple, sublime guitar work and his catchy melodies are here, of course, but with this recording KEB is more expressive than ever. He has significantly raised the bar for himself.

"I worked on this record for the better part of 2 years," says KEB. "It took me some time as this was an educational process for me and my engineer John Schirmer. I didn't want to let it go until I had something that I was proud to share with the public. It's the culmination of all of my influences throughout my career."

KEB MO has consistently garnered acclaim throughout his career, with three of his records winning the Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album. He co-wrote "I Hope" with the Dixie Chicks which received a Grammy nomination for Country Song of the Year.

A gifted songwriter, KEB'S songs have been covered by legendary artists including BB King, Natalie Cole and more and he has appeared on recordings by Willie Nelson, Ray Charles and Jackson Browne, to name a few
His music has long been regarded as a living link to the seminal Delta blues, and though his roots are in the Deep South, his success has spread worldwide.

Bluesfest Sideshow – KEB MO
WHEN: April 5
WHERE: The Corner Hotel
TIX: or PH: 03 9427 9198