Keb' Mo': Can the Blues Sound Happy? April 01 2016, 0 Comments

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BluesAmericana – Keb’ Mo’

With his 12th album in the last 20 years, Keb’ Mo’ continues to demonstrate his direct musical connection to Mississippi delta blues. Yet he avoids being trapped in the blues with the music still sounding fresh, new and exciting. His voice has never sounded better – always center stage, sonorous and crystal clear. Even in the blues he sounds optimistic and, dare I say it, happy.  Surrounded by an eclectic group of musicians that varies by song, the BluesAmericana somehow remains cohesive throughout. This is certainly testimony that Keb’ Mo’ has a definite vision of what his music is all about.

Recording quality is superb. Depth of field is amazing and combines with an extremely wide soundstage to reveal one of the best engineered albums in the last few years.

Listen to Move, Somebody Hurt You and Do It Right to hear modern blues done right.

And while you are at it, check out Keb’ Mo’’s self titled first album which available as a Mobile Fidelity ½ speed master lp. Both that album and BluesAmericana are available at Elusive Disc and your local record shop.

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