Living Blues - p.50
"Blues informs all of Keb's material...and warmth of feeling, lyrical imagination, and a keen musical sense permeate everything on the disc."
Personnel: Fran Banish (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, National guitar); Paul Oscher (harp); Jeff Paris (mandolin, electric piano, Wurlitzer organ); John Porter (mandolin); Greg Tardy (clarinet); Joe Sublett (tenor saxophone); Darrell Leonard (trumpet, trombone); Jon Cleary (piano, electric piano, Wurlitzer organ); Reggie McBride (upright bass); Sergio Gonz lez, Steve Ferrone (drums); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion); Vincent Bonham, James Ingram , Sir Harry Bowens (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: John Porter.
Recording information: Shangri La Studio, Malibu, CA; Stu Stu Studio, West Los Angeles, CA.
Photographer: Jeff Dunas.
On 2006's SUITCASE, Keb' Mo's third studio outing in less than three years, the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter/guitarist (aka Kevin Moore) presents another set of soulful, accessible blues. The album begins with the light, lilting "Your Love," and continues in a relaxed and generally romantic mood with songs such as the gentle "Still There for Me," the lovelorn "Rita," and the whimsical "I See Love," creating a breezy mood that stands in notable contrast to his '04 protest record, PEACE...BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND. Given Mo's deep, easy-going vocals and straightforward, nimble guitar playing, this disc has a charm that will appeal to both curious newcomers and longtime Mo fans.