(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Modern blues artist Keb’ Mo’ will appear with his band at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center on Thursday, October 18, 2012, at 7:30pm. A singer, guitarist and songwriter, Keb’ Mo’ is a three-time Grammy Award winner for Best Contemporary Blues Album and a key figure in the acclaimed 2003 PBS series Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues.
Keb’ Mo’ will perform selections from his new album, The Reflection. These songs are the product of an important period of personal and professional growth for the artist formerly known as Kevin Moore. In that time, he started a new family, moved from Los Angeles to Nashville, built a state-of-the-art home studio, and founded his own label, Yolabelle International, distributed by Ryko and the Warner Music Group. The Reflection finds Keb’ Mo’ collaborating with such artists as India.Arie, Vince Gill, Marcus Miller, Dave Koz, and David T Walker, and the songs show Keb to be a master at blending blues, jazz, r&b and soul through melody and rhythm.
The Keb’ Mo’ Band features Les Falconer (drums), Jeff Paris (guitar, mandolin, harmonica), Kevin So (keyboards, guitar), Vail Johnson (bass guitar), and Michael Hicks (keyboards, organ).
Tickets are $55 to $75. The Mahaiwe is located at 14 Castle Street in Great Barrington, Mass. Located in downtown Great Barrington, Massachusetts, the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center is the year-round presenter of world-class music, dance, theater, classic films, “Live in HD” broadcasts, and arts education programs for the southern Berkshires and neighboring regions. The intimate jewel box of a theater opened in 1905 and has been in continuous operation for over 100 years. In 2005, the theater experienced a renaissance as a beautifully restored 681-seat venue to offer a broad range of cultural and community events.