Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist and contemporary blues artist, Keb’ Mo’, is set to release Keb’ Mo’ LIVE – That Hot Pink Blues Album on April 15. Released on Kind of Blue Music/RED Distribution, the album is now available for pre-sale through iTunes, Amazon and KebMo.com with “Life Is Beautiful” being offered as an immediate download.
In his newest release, Keb’ Mo’ LIVE – That Hot Pink Blues Album, Keb’ Mo’ delivers some of his best material in the most authentic form, through live recordings. Recorded throughout the past year while on tour, and produced by Keb’s band mate and Grammy nominated producer, Casey Wasner, the double-disc album features 16 live recorded songs from Keb’ Mo’s extensive catalog. Captured in nine different cities, Keb’ is backed by keyboardist Michael B. Hicks, bassist Stan Sargeant (Leonard Cohen, Barry Manilow, Al Jarreau) and drummer Casey Wasner.
Working closely in the studio to choose just the right tracks, Keb’, Wasner and sound engineer/mixer, Aaron Hedden, forged a very special bond. Together, they lovingly chose a collection of songs that pays homage to an illustrious 21-year career in the music business, and it gleans stellar live cuts from many albums in Keb’s catalog. Several of the tracks are off his most recent album, BLUESAmericana, which garnered Keb’ Mo’ a 2015 Blues Music Award from the Blues Foundation for Best Contemporary Blues Album, three 2015 Grammy award nominations including Best Americana Album,and multiple other achievements.
Keb’ Mo’s combination of masterful, anecdotal writing skills, distinctive guitar versatility and rich, resonant, blues-soaked vocals are a testament to his respect in the music industry. Every song tells a story, and every story reminds listeners of why Keb’ Mo’ is one of the most multi-talented and engaging musical raconteurs on today’s roots rock and blues scene.
A portion of the proceeds from the album will be donated to Playing For Change, an organization that seeks to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music by building music schools worldwide. Playing For Change has already supported the development of twelve schools, including in Mali, Thailand, Nepal, Brazil, South Africa and more. Keb’ has been involved with the organization since its inception. He has been featured in many related videos and events to help attend to the children’s human and artistic necessities and unite them through inspiration rather than devastation. Keb’ was featured on the Playing For Change album: Playing for Change 3: Songs Around the World, which was released in 2014 and features over 180 musicians from 31 countries, including Keith Richards, Sara Bareilles, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas, Taj Mahal and many others.
Leading up to the release of Keb’ Mo’ LIVE – That Hot Pink Blues Album, Keb’ Mo’ will make various media appearances in support of this highly anticipated new release. Following the album launch, Keb’ and his three-pieced band will take their show to fans across North America throughout their tour. For a full list of tour dates, visit KebMo.com.
More details surrounding international distribution of Keb’ Mo’ LIVE – That Hot Pink Blues Album and international touring will be released in the coming weeks.
Keb’ Mo’ LIVE – That Hot Pink Blues Track Listing:
[track name – market track was recorded]
1. Tell Everybody I Know – (Charleston, SC)
2. Somebody Hurt You – (Calabogie, Ontario)
3. Henry – (Kent, OH)
4. Life Is Beautiful – (Nashville, TN)
5. She Just Wants To Dance – (West Hampton, NY)
6. The Worst Is Yet To Come – (Denver, CO)
7. Government Cheese – (Wheeling, WV)
8. The Door (Saratoga, CA)
9. Come On Back – (Nashville, TN)
10. France – (Charleston, SC)
11. More Than One Way Home (Nashville, TN)
12. A Better Man (Charleston, SC)
13. The Old Me Better (Saratoga, CA)
14. Rita (Charleston, SC)
15. Dangerous Mood (Sturgis, SD)
16.City Boy (Saratoga, CA)