Internationally famous trad Delta blues revivalist Keb’ Mo’ was born Kevin Moore in South-Central—the handle is a phonetic version of the way his name sounds south of the Santa Monica Freeway.
Mo got his start with the band Zulu, accompanying Papa John Creech, best known to white boys as the gentleman fiddler who put a little grease into the bearings of the Jefferson Airplane.
Keb’ Mo’ is devoted to the works of the mysterious guitarist Robert Johnson, and even played Johnson in a movie once, and he was a major consultant on the recent PBS documentary series on the blues.
At this Stanford Jazz Festival event, he’ll provide vocals and guitar at Ruth Davies’ annual Blues Night. Davies will back him up on bass, with Bennett Paster on piano, Charles McNeal on sax and Ndugu Chancler on drums.
Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford