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Eric Bibb - 100% 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

Rory Block - 83% 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

Taj Mahal - 74% match to Keb' Mo'

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul 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 - 69% match to Keb' Mo'

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
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Robert Cray - 53% 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 - 48% 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

Joe Louis Walker - 48% 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

Otis Taylor - 47% match to Keb' Mo'

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1948, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Denver, Colorado-based blues guitarist and singer-songwriter Taylor has led a chequered musical career, punctuated for long periods by his successful work as an antiques broker. He was born in Chicago but relocated to Denver following the murder of his uncle by a robber. Taylor first developed an interest in folk and blues music as a teenager, l Read more

Susan Tedeschi - 47% 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 - 44% match to Keb' Mo'

Genres: Blues
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Chris Smither - 41% match to Keb' Mo'

Genres: Blues Folk Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 November 1944, Miami, Florida, USA. Smither’s smooth, lyrical guitar style encompasses elements of folk, blues, country and rock (Bonnie Raitt calls him ‘her Eric Clapton’), and he plays in a fluid, busy style that is as breathtaking as it is effortless. His voice is another asset, capable of sounding soft one minute and gruff the next.

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Omar & The Howlers - 40% 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

Tab Benoit - 40% match to Keb' Mo'

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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17 November 1967, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Benoit started out playing classic rock cover versions in local bands. A gifted young guitarist, he was satisfied with this kind of music until a friend played him a copy of a Buddy Guy record. His musical world turned upside-down, Benoit set about recreating Guy’s deep-rooted emotion, adopting his style and researching mor Read more

Buddy Guy - 39% match to Keb' Mo'

Genres: Blues Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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George Guy, 30 July 1936, Lettsworth, Louisiana, USA. An impassioned and influential guitarist, Buddy Guy learned to play the blues on a rudimentary, home made instrument, copying records he heard on the radio. By the mid-50s he was sitting in with several of the region’s leading performers, including Slim Harpo and Lightnin’ Slim. In 1957 Guy moved north to Chicag Read more

Elmore James - 39% match to Keb' Mo'

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Elmore Brooks, 27 January 1918, Richland, Mississippi, USA, d. 23 May 1963, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Although his recording career spanned 10 years, Elmore James is chiefly recalled for his debut release, 1951’s ‘Dust My Broom’. This impassioned, exciting performance, based on a virulent composition by country blues singer Robert Johnson, was marked by the arti Read more


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