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Wednesday, August 5 at 8 p.m.

The Northern Lights Theater 1721 W Canal Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53233
Price: $49/$44/$39

“I never set out to be a ‘blues guy,’” says Keb’ Mo’. “But the blues is very powerful and fuels what I do…it puts the realness in it for me.”

Over the past two decades Keb’ has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances. His songs have been recorded by: B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Dixie Chicks, Joe Cocker and Robert Palmer. His playing even inspired leading instrument maker, Gibson Brands, to issue the Keb’ Mo’ Signature Bluesmaster acoustic guitar. He has collaborated with a host of artists including: Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Brown, Cassandra Wilson, Buddy Guy, Amy Grant, Solomon Burke and Little Milton. Keb’ also performs the theme song for the smash hit sitcom, Mike & Molly, and composed the music for Memphis Beat.

No stranger to the stage and screen himself, Keb’s acting career began with an early 1990s Los Angeles production of Leslie Lee’s The Rabbit Foot. He portrayed Robert Johnson in the 1998 documentary, Can’t You Hear the Wind Howl, and appeared three times on Touched By An Angel. He also played the ghostly bluesman, Possum, in John Sayles’ 2007 film, Honeydripper.

Now a three-time Grammy® winner, the visionary roots-music storyteller embarks on a new chapter in his career with his latest release, BLUESAmericana (Kind of Blue Music). This album, his twelfth, marks the 20th anniversary of his debut, but more importantly, remains a signpost of his artistic and personal growth.