by Keb' Mo'
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The title is a tip-off that after the soul excursion of The Reflection, Keb' Mo' is getting back to the blues, but also that he's concerned with not limiting himself to just that genre. It's clear Keb' Mo' has a broad view of the blues, seeing it as the backbone of American music, a generous definition he makes plain on BLUESAmericana. As the record rolls through its ten tracks, it amiably drifts across the country, touching upon the careening New Orleans stomp of "Old Me Better" as well as the soulful thrum of Memphis on "For Better or Worse." Keb' Mo' takes plenty of stops along the way, favoring a bit of Chicago grind and low-key Texas shuffles, but usually he pours it all into a relaxed, friendly groove that leaves plenty of space for his warm, cheerful vocals. Such an emphasis on feel means that beneath its sly anthropology, BLUESAmericana is essentially mood music, a soundtrack for good times on a sunny Sunday afternoon, and if that seems like slight praise, it also means that the album ultimately proves Keb' Mo''s point; blues can be heard in every thread of the musical fabric of America.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/22/2014
Label: Kind Of Blue Music
UPC: 0728028330403
catalogNumber: 201401
Rank: 2972

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Keb' Mo'   Primary Artist,Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Bass,Harmonica,Piano,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Tambourine,Slide Guitar,Guitar (Resonator)
Paul Franklin   Pedal Steel Guitar
Michael Hanna   Organ,Piano
Colin Linden   Mandolin,Hand Clapping
Kevin Moore   Banjo,Guitar,Electric Piano
Tom Shinness   Mandolin,Cello
Tom Hambridge   Drums
Patrick Morrison   Banjo
Tim Lauer   Organ,Piano
Steve Jordan   Drums
Quentin Ware   Trumpet
Kevin So   Background Vocals
Roland Barber   Trombone
Brian Allen   Bass
Casey Wasner   Bass,Drums
Keio Stroud   Drums
Charles Decastro   Trumpet
Jeffrey Moran   Banjo
Darcy Stewart   Background Vocals
Joe Wood   Hand Clapping
Michael Hicks   Organ,Background Vocals
Brandon Armstrong   Sousaphone
Robbie Brooks-Moore   Background Vocals
Dominique Rodriguez   Drums
Rip Patton   Background Vocals
Moiba Mustafa   Background Vocals
Justin Rubenstein   Trombone
Juan Carlos Reynoso   Washboard
Jovan Quallo   Tenor Saxophone
Joshua Kaufman   Clarinet

Technical Credits

David Leonard   Engineer
Kevin Moore   Composer
Gary Nicholson   Composer
Jimmy Rogers   Composer
Victoria Shaw   Composer
Jim Weatherly   Composer
Keb' Mo'   Producer,Horn Arrangements
John Caldwell   Engineer
Tom Hambridge   Composer
John Lewis Parker   Composer
Heather Donovan   Composer
Casey Wasner   Producer,Engineer
Meghan Aileen Schirmer   Cover Design
John Schirmer   Engineer
Zach Allen   Engineer
Pete Sallis   Composer
Melvin "Maestro" Lightford   Horn Arrangements
Rebecca Corriea   Composer

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BLUESAmericana 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing music - I just want to play over and over! Keb' Mo' has always been a favorite! On my Christmas list to give as gifts to all my music lover friends this holiday season! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Saw Keb' Mo' for the first time on The CBS Morning Show. I have no idea how I never knew about him before! I bought the album immediately and it's absolutely my favorite.  Went out and bought several more albums by this amazing artist and they are all so good!  Some great music that my whole family likes to listen to.  That's really rare.