The Cabot PresentsKeb’ Mo’s Jingle Bell Jamboree
Keb’ Mo’ is celebrating the 25th anniversary of performing under his moniker with the release of two albums, Oklahoma and Moonlight, Mistletoe, and You. He is embarking on Jingle Bell Jamboree, a holiday tour that features the four-time Grammy Award–winning contemporary blues and Americana artist performing songs from Moonlight, Mistletoe, and You, his first holiday album.
Mo’ has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances. From performing before President Barack Obama at the White House and at the Forum with Garth Brooks, Mo’ keeps the blues alive with his ability to demand attention from broad audiences around the globe. B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Dixie Chicks, Joe Cocker, and Robert Palmer have recorded his songs, and his list of collaborators includes Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Cassandra Wilson, Amy Grant, and Solomon Burke.
Mo’ most recently won a Grammy in 2017 for TajMo, a collaborative effort with legendary bluesman Taj Mahal that was named best contemporary blues album. His masterful guitar playing inspired Gibson Brands to issue the Keb’ Mo’ Signature Bluesmaster acoustic guitar and Martin Guitars to issue the HD-28KM Keb’ Mo’ Limited Edition Signature model.
The multitalented artist also has worked in television and film, having written and performed the theme song for the smash sitcom, Mike & Molly, and acting as the music composer for Memphis Beat. He also played Robert Johnson in the 1998 documentary Can’t You Hear the Wind Howl, among other film appearances.
Philanthropy is important to Mo’, who has been involved since its inception with Playing for Change, a program created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. Additionally, he is a celebrity mentor with the Kennedy Center’s Turnaround Arts program, where artists work as mentors, working with teachers, students, parents, and the community to help build a successful arts education program.