Keb’ Mo’ To Release BLUESAmericana On Vinyl Nov. 11

  Staff   Oct 15, 2014   Blog, News   0 Comment

Pre-order Now Only Through www.KebMo.com

(Nashville, Tenn. – Oct. 15, 2014) – Three-time Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist and contemporary blues artist, Keb’ Mo’ will release his 12th studio album, BLUESAmericana, on vinyl Nov. 11, 2014. The vinyl package will be available through www.KebMo.comAmazon, select retail and independent record stores, and will include a poster and an album download card with an exclusive instrumental bonus track that was not included on the CD.

Fans can pre-order BLUESAmericana vinyl special packages now exclusively through Keb’ Mo’s official website, www.KebMo.com. The BLUESAmericana bundles are offered in three options, including a very limited amount of autographed and numbered LP’s. All bundles include a complimentary Keb’ Mo’ Spirit of the Holidays EP. The pre-order packages range from $20-$35.

Since it’s initial release through Kind of Blue Music on April 22, the BLUESAmericana album has remained in the Top 5 on the Soundscan Blues Album chart for 5 months, with 6 weeks in the #1 position. It will be one of the top-selling blues albums of 2014.

Recorded in Nashville, and produced by Keb’ Mo’ and Casey Wasner, the album features ten tracks, nine of which were co-written by Keb’, and has been described as having a mix of personal, raw honesty blended with folksy, upbeat roots rock-type material that is distinctly Keb’ Mo’. “I only make albums when I’m inspired to, and these 10 songs come from a very honest place,” says Keb’.

Earlier this year, Rolling Stone reviewed the album and called it, “Tasteful, well-played and sung, and conspicuously respectful of tradition—mostly blues tradition—this new release from the former Kevin Moore is his 12th since abbreviating his name to Keb’ Mo’ 20 years ago and it, like the man himself, is sturdy and reliable. The instrumentation is precise, well arranged and deliberately subtle, and many of the songs echo a description he himself gives one song: ’where the blues meets the church.’ Inevitably this will turn up in this year’s Grammy nominations—Keb’ Mo’ generally does—and that will not be a bad thing. While he has made a living being all over the place—singing, acting, writing, playing—his music has never lost its core, authentic focus. Which is why ‘more of the same’ isn’t always a bad thing.“

BLUESAmericana Vinyl Tracklist:

  1. The Worst Is Yet To Come (Kevin Moore, Pete Sallis, Heather Donavon)
  2. Somebody Hurt You (Kevin Moore, John Lewis Parker)
  3. Do It Right (Kevin Moore, Jim Weatherly)
  4. I’m Gonna Be Your Man (Kevin Moore, John Lewis Parker)
  5. For Better Or Worse (Kevin Moore, Victoria Shaw, Heather Donavon)
  6. Move (Kevin Moore, Tom Hambridge)
  7. That’s Alright (Jimmy Rogers)
  8. The Old Me Better (Kevin Moore, John Lewis Parker)
  9. More For Your Money (Kevin Moore, Gary Nicholson)
  10. So Long Goodbye (Kevin Moore, Rebecca Corriera)

Over the past two decades, Keb’ has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances. B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Dixie Chicks, Joe Cocker, Robert Palmer and Tom Jones have all recorded his songs. His guitar playing has inspired leading instrument makers Gibson Brands to issue the Keb’ Mo’ Signature Bluesmaster acoustic guitar and Martin Guitars to issue the HD-28KM Keb’ Mo’ Limited Edition Signature model. He’s collaborated with a host of artists including Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Brown, Cassandra Wilson, Buddy Guy, Amy Grant, Solomon Burke, Little Milton and many others. Keb’ also wrote and performs the theme song for the smash sit-com, Mike & Molly and was music composer for TV’s Memphis Beat.

He has also been featured in TV and film, playing Robert Johnson in the 1998 documentary “Can’t You Hear The Wind Howl,” appeared three times on the television series, “Touched By an Angel,” and was the ghostly bluesman Possum in John Sayles’ 2007 movie, “Honeydripper.” Most recently, Keb joined the Playing For Change movement, which was created to inspire, connect and bring peace to the world through music. Keb’ is featured on the Playing For Change album: Playing for Change 3: Songs Around the World, which was released June 17, and features over 180 musicians from 31 countries, including Keith Richards, Sara Bareilles, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas, Taj Mahal and many others. For more information on Keb’ Mo’ or to view a list of upcoming tour dates, please visit http://www.kebmo.com/ and follow him on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

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