Meridian Star

Local News

May 31, 2013

Keb’ Mo’ brings the blues to Meridian

MERIDIAN —     Keb’ Mo’ may know the blues, but after witnessing one of his stellar performances or listening to any of his 11 albums, it’s clear that he knows so much more.

    Born Kevin Moore to Southern parents living in Los Angeles, Keb’ Mo’ has spent more than four decades crafting songs influenced by a considerable range of genres, including pre-disco R&B, rock, gospel and folk music, according to a press release. During their spring tour, Keb’ Mo’ and his band will stop at the MSU Riley Center on Saturday for a 7:30 p.m. performance. A 6 p.m. a pre-show party will take place beforehand.

    The three-time Grammy winner’s most recent album, “The Reflection,” debuted in 2011. It received a Grammy nomination in 2012 for Best Blues Album, and is a culmination of Keb’ Mo’s myriad musical influences. Many of the tracks feature fascinating collaborations — country artist Vince Gill, saxophonist Dave Koz, and soul singer India.Arie are just a few of Keb’ Mo’s partners on this album. Some critics have placed “The Reflection” in the category of “quiet storm” music, recognizing its leaning toward a mellow, soulful take on smooth jazz.

    Fans of Lyle Lovett, Robert Cray and Kelly Joe Phelps will appreciate Keb' Mo's music, the press release states.

    Music critic Roger Lelievre, of writes of Keb' Mo's music, "Rather than focus exclusively on the deep-down blues of, say, a Muddy Waters, Mo’ manages to tip his hat to the greats while bringing in his own funky style of upbeat, jazz/pop/rock-influenced blues to the party."

    Tickets are $42 and $36 at the MSU Riley Center box office, which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the box office at 601-696-2200.

Text Only
Local News
Helium debate
Twitter Updates
AP Video
Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide