Keb Mo has returned with a widely praised new album, The Reflection, out today on Yolabelle/Ryko. The album is receiving overwhelming critical acclaim, with Rolling Stone praising Keb Mo's "soulful voice and bluesy licks," and Associated Press declaring, "with bluesy guitars, groovy Hammond Organs, and Keb Mo's rich, smoky voice, The Reflection is a warm, mellow ride from start to finish." Likewise, Philadelphia Daily News affirms, "You'd need a cold heart and tin ears to remain unmoved by Keb Mo's new album." Keb Mo will perform his hit single "The Whole Enchilada" on "Conan" August 10.
Keb Mo's thirty-date tour kicks of August 4th at the Villar Center in Beaver Creek, CO, includes stops at The Hollywood Bowl on August 10th, BB Kings Club in New York on September 20th and the Ryman Auditorium on October 7th. A complete list of tour dates are here: http://www.kebmo.com/site/tour.
The highly-anticipated collection is his first studio release since his 2006 album, Suitcase, and also marks the first on his newly formed record label Yolabelle International in association with Ryko and Warner Music Group. Self-produced, The Reflection 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. 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.
"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 recently guest starred on TNT's hit show "Memphis Beat." Keb is the music composer for the show and performs the theme song. He discusses the show's music and episodes the day after each show, online here: http://www.tnt.tv/series/memphisbeat.
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. Additionally, his music has made numerous appearances in film and television, most notably in Martin Scorsese: Feel Like Going Home, concert documentary "Lightning in a Bottle," and more.
Buy The Reflection on iTunes
The Reflection Tour
08/04/11 Villar Center Beaver Creek, CO
08/06/11 Mishawaka Amphitheatre Bellvue, CO
08/07/11 Botanical Gardens Denver, CO
08/10/11 Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, CA
08/11/11 Humphrey's San Diego, CA
08/13/11 Harrah's Lake Tahoe Stateline, NV
08/14/11 DunsmuirHellman Estate Oakland, CA
09/04/11 Four Corners Folk Fest Pagosa Springs, CO
09/13/11 Tarrytown Music Hall Tarrytown, NY
09/14/11 Musikfest Cafe @ Steel Stacks Bethlehem, PA
09/15/11 Music Center At The Strathmore North Bethesda, MA
09/16/11 Palace Theatre Greensburg, PA
09/17/11 Longwood Gardens Kennett Square, PA
09/20/11 B.B. King's Blues Club New York, NY
09/21/11 Lebanon Opera House Lebanon, NH
09/22/11 Calvin Theatre Northhampton, MA
09/23/11 Somerville Theatre Somerville, MA
09/24/11 Westhampton Beach PAC Westhampton Beach, NY
09/25/11 Bergen PAC Englewood, NJ
09/27/11 Paramount Theatre Rutland, VT
09/28/11 State Theatre Portland, ME
09/29/11 Capitol Center For The Arts Concord, NH
09/30/11 Count Basie Theatre Red Bank, NJ
10/01/11 Hart Theatre At The Egg Albany, NY
10/02/11 Center For The Arts @ U of Buffalo Buffalo, NY
10/05/11 The Pabst Theatre Milwaukee, WI
10/06/11 House Of Blues Chicago, IL
10/07/11 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
10/08/11 King Biscuit Blues Festival Helena, AR