Keb’ Mo’ is one of the foremost contemporary blues artists. With an endearing sense of faith in humanity evident on most of his tracks and a very interestingly textured voice, this man has successfully merged traditional Delta blues and modern acoustic singer-songwritership. While it’s a stretch to call him a traditionalist, Keb’ Mo’ plays a mean guitar, and the meticulously played guitar on each one of his songs is awe-inspiring.
After spending his early career backing blues artists up, he released his debut album in 1994. He also appeared in Scorsese’s film about the blues. As the only man to my knowlege that has incorporated the word “internet” into a blues song, it is clear that Keb’ Mo’ is unique and has, in an unprecedented manner, carved out his own genre that never fails to make the listener smile.