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Keb’ Mo’ Solo Coming to the Charleston Gaillard Center on September 19, 2019

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The Charleston Gaillard Center presents Keb’ Mo’ on September 19, 2019. It all took off for Keb’ Mo’ in 1994 with the self-titled release under his newly coined Keb’ Mo’ moniker, and over the years, he has proven that he is a musical force that defies typical genre labels. Album after album, 14 in total, garnered him 4 GRAMMY awards and a producer/engineer/artist GRAMMY Certificate for his track on the 2001 Country Album of the Year, Hank Williams Tribute — Timeless. He has received 11 GRAMMY nominations, in total, including Country Song of the Year for “I Hope,” co-written with The Dixie Chicks, and three alone for his 2014 self-produced release, BLUESAmericana including Americana Album of the Year. Keb’ Mo’ has also been awarded 11 Blues Foundation Awards and 6 BMI Awards for his work in TV & Film.

Over the past two decades, Keb’ Mo’ has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances. Artists who have recorded his songs include B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Dixie Chicks, Joe Cocker, Robert Palmer, Tom Jones, Melissa Manchester, Solomon Burke and the Zac Brown Band to name a few. The list of artist collaborations comprises a who’s who in the music industry and includes Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Jackson Browne, Natalie Cole, Lyle Lovett, India Arie, James Cotton, Bobby Rush, Timothy B. Schmit, Marcus Miller and many more. His guitar playing has garnered him two invites to Eric Clapton’s acclaimed Cross-roads Festival and has inspired leading instrument makers, Gibson Brands, to issue the Keb’ Mo’ Signature Bluesmaster and Bluesmaster Royale acoustic guitars and Martin Guitars to issue the HD-28KM Keb’ Mo’ Limited Edition Signature model.

Young multi-instrumentalist and blues tunesmith, Jontavious Willis is scheduled to open the show. Every generation or so, a young bluesman bursts onto the scene and sends a jolt through the blues community. Jontavious Willis may just have that effect on people. The 22-year-old rising multi-instrumentalist is set to release Spectacular Class on April 5, 2019. Through original lyrics written by Willis himself, the gifted musician delivers a timeless album that features dynamic vocals and all types of blues: Delta, Piedmont, Texas, and Gospel. His stand-out fingerpicking, flat-picking, and slide prowess are also on display. Willis will perform many of the songs on the new album.

Tickets on sale Friday, March 8 at 11 AM. Prices range from $25 – $69 (+ applicable fees). Get pre-sale access by becoming a Charleston Gaillard Center Member. Contact our Development Office at development@gaillardcenter.org or (843) 579-6452 for more information.

BY PHONE: (843) 242-3099: ONLINE: www.gaillardcenter.org
IN PERSON AT THE TICKET OFFICE: Charleston Gaillard Center at 95 Calhoun Street.
Ticket Office hours are Monday – Friday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

ABOUT THE CHARLESTON GAILLARD CENTER:
The Charleston Gaillard Center is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to developing and operating a state-of-theart performing arts center in downtown Charleston, SC. Opened in October 2015, our vision is to be a centerpiece of the Lowcountry, providing excellent year-round programming.

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