Keb' Mo' Similar Artists

Rory Block - 100% match to Keb' Mo'

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 November 1949, Greenwich Village, New York, USA. American blues singer and guitarist, raised in New York. Her father played classical violin, but at the age of 10, Block started learning to play folk music on the guitar. She later became involved in the burgeoning Greenwich Village folk scene. It was as a teenager that she first heard the blues, and went on to play with su Read more

Eric Bibb - 94% match to Keb' Mo'

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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16 August 1951, New York City, New York, USA. Singer-songwriter and guitarist Bibb was, with Corey Harris and Alvin Youngblood Hart, at the forefront of the 90s country blues revival. The son of famous 60s folk revivalist Leon Bibb, a nephew of jazz pianist John Lewis and godson of Paul Robeson, there was a constant stream of musical visitors to his father’s house durin Read more

Taj Mahal - 86% match to Keb' Mo'

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Henry Saint Clair Fredericks, 17 May 1940, New York City, New York, USA. The son of a West Indian jazz arranger, Taj Mahal developed his early interest in black music by studying its origins while at the University of Massachusetts. After graduating with a BA in Agriculture, he began performing in Boston clubs, before moving to the west coast in 1965. The artist was a founde Read more

Ruthie Foster - 71% match to Keb' Mo'

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
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Robert Cray - 69% match to Keb' Mo'

Genres: Blues Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 August 1953, Columbus, Georgia, USA. The popularity of guitar-based blues during the 80s had much to do with the unassuming brilliance of this artist. Cray’s music, a mixture of pure blues, soul and rock, and his fluid, clean style owes much to Albert Collins and Peter Green, while on faster numbers a distinct Jimi Hendrix influence is heard.At Read more

Corey Harris - 60% match to Keb' Mo'

Genres: Blues Funk
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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21 February 1969, Denver, Colorado, USA. One of the new breed of young, acoustic country bluesmen currently reinventing the Delta Blues, Harris is a talented multi-instrumentalist who draws inspiration from a wide range of musical influences. After gaining a degree in anthropology, he visited Cameroon several times in the early 90s, studying the local patois Pidgin before re Read more

Susan Tedeschi - 54% match to Keb' Mo'

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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7 November 1970, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. A blues singer/guitarist who draws adroitly from other musical traditions, including rock and reggae, Tedeschi’s literate songs are informed by writers such as Massachusetts poet Emily Dickinson. She grew up the youngest of three children in the Boston suburb of Norwell, immersing herself in her father’s blues and folk r Read more

The Robert Cray Band - 54% match to Keb' Mo'

Genres: Blues
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Joe Louis Walker - 53% match to Keb' Mo'

Genres: Blues Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 December 1949, San Francisco, California, USA. Although born in the city and raised during the era of ‘flower power’, Walker had a strong and realized sense of the blues tradition. Nevertheless, he abandoned blues in the mid-70s to sing with gospel group the Spiritual Corinthians, but returned to his first love in 1985 when he assembled a new band, the Boss Talk Read more

Omar & The Howlers - 51% match to Keb' Mo'

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Kent Dykes, 1950, McComb, Mississippi, USA. Omar began playing guitar in the town’s tough blues clubs at the age of 13. Forming the Howlers, he built up a reputation throughout Mississippi and the south, before moving on to Austin, Texas, and recording two albums for independent labels in the early 80s. Featuring Omar’s powerful guttural blues voice and the tight r Read more

Jonny Lang - 50% match to Keb' Mo'

Genres: Blues Christian & Gospel Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Jon Gordon Langseth, 29 January 1981, Fargo, North Dakota, USA. Blues guitarist/singer Jonny Lang was signed to A&M Records as a child prodigy before his sixteenth birthday - having only received his first guitar at the age of 13. By this time he had already earned a strong regional reputation as an interpreter of the blues, eventually moving from Fargo to Minneapolis to Read more

Robben Ford - 49% match to Keb' Mo'

Genres: Blues Blues Educational Jazz Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robben Lee Ford, 16 December 1951, Woodlake, California, USA. A jazz, blues and rock guitarist, Robben is the most celebrated member of the musical Ford family. His father Charles was a country musician, and his brothers Patrick and Mark are bluesmen, playing drums and harmonica, respectively. Inspired initially by Mike Bloomfield and Eric Clapton, Ford’s first professi Read more

Guy Davis - 48% match to Keb' Mo'

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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12 May 1952, New York City, New York, USA. A contemporary interpreter of the country blues tradition, Davis, alongside peers including Keb’ Mo’ and Corey Harris, has done much to revive the genre’s profile. His easy, laconic style - informed by legends such as Robert Johnson and Lead Belly - is typically punctuated by stories and humorous oratory.

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James Cotton - 48% match to Keb' Mo'

Genres: Blues
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Sonny Boy Williamson - 46% match to Keb' Mo'

Genres: Blues Blues
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Aleck/Alex Miller, 5 December 1899, Glendora, Mississippi, USA, d. 25 May 1965, Helena, Arkansas, USA. Being a man who would never compromise a good story by affording undue attention to veracity, and mischievous to boot, Sonny Boy’s own various accounts of his life were never to be trusted and led to much confusion. This artist was also known as Alex Ford (after his mo Read more


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