Keb Mo

Keb' Mo', born Kevin Moore, began his musical fascination at a young age, learning most any instrument he could, whether it was guitar, steel drums, or upright bass. In his 20s, he performed in different blues and ... Read more »
Born: 10/03/1951 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (25)

Austin City Limits 1974 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sarah Silverman Program 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Who Do You Love 2010 (Movie)

Jimmy Rogers (Actor)

Honeydripper 2007 (Movie)

Possum (Actor)

All The King's Men 2006 (Movie)

Slade's Guitarist (Actor)

Lightning in a Bottle 2004 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Blues 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Roots Music 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Garth Brooks: Coast to Coast Live 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1996 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Farm Aid '99 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Sessions at West 54th 1997 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

A Tribute to Muddy Waters, King of the Blues 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Instinct 1999 (Movie)

Prisoner (Actor)

Promised Land 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Can't You Hear the Wind Howl? 1996 (Movie)

Robert Johnson (Actor)

Shut Yer Mouth! 1994 (Movie)

Cop (Actor)

Parnell and the Englishwoman 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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A Fine Romance 1988 (TV Show)

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Edvard 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)
Music (20)

Mike and Molly 1996 - 2001, 2010 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Song Performer

Conan 2011 (Tv Show)

Performer

All The King's Men 2006 (Movie)

("In A Deep Mood") (Song)

All The King's Men 2006 (Movie)

("In A Deep Mood") (Song Performer)

Shut Up & Sing 2006 (Movie)

("I Hope") (Song)

Freddie 2005 (Tv Show)

Music

Holes 2003 (Movie)

("Just Like You") (Song)

Holes 2003 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Mumford 1999 (Movie)

("Till it Shines") (Song Performer)

Mumford 1999 (Movie)

song producer("Till it Shines") (Song)

Play It to the Bone 1999 (Movie)

("Dangerous Mood") (Song)

Down in the Delta 1998 (Movie)

("My Soul Don't Dream") (Song Performer)

The Best of Austin City Limits: Big Blues Extravaganza 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Nothing to Lose 1997 (Movie)

songs("Dirty Low Down and Bad" "Angelina") (Song)

Nothing to Lose 1997 (Movie)

("Dirty Low Down and Bad" "Angelina") (Song Performer)

One Fine Day 1996 (Movie)

("Just Like You") (Song)

One Fine Day 1996 (Movie)

("Just Like You" "The Glory of Love") (Song Performer)

Tin Cup 1996 (Movie)

("Crapped Out Again") (Song)

Tin Cup 1996 (Movie)

("Crapped Out Again") (Song Performer)

That Was Then...This Is Now 1985 (Movie)

("Where the Lonely Go") (Song Performer)

Biography

Keb' Mo', born Kevin Moore, began his musical fascination at a young age, learning most any instrument he could, whether it was guitar, steel drums, or upright bass. In his 20s, he performed in different blues and backup bands. During this time, he recorded with Papa John Creach, who started off as the violinist in Jefferson Airplane. Creach forged his own solo career with Mo' playing guitar and providing backup vocals. In 1980, Mo' released his first solo album, entitled <i>Rainmaker</i>. Throughout the '80s, he continued to perform in various bands, most notably the blues outfit the Whodunit Band. In the early '90s, Mo' developed his onstage persona in the musical "Spunk," where he played the character Guitar Man, performing all of his music on stage and in character. In 1994, he released his first album as Keb' Mo', simply titled <i>Keb' Mo'</i>, which earned his first Grammy nomination and win. Two years later, Mo' released <i>Just Like You</i>, which wound up netting the artist his second Grammy award for Best Contemporary Blues Album. At the start of the 2000s, Mo' continued to steadily churn out new music, including the children's album <i>Big Wide Grin</i> that got him to guest star on an episode of "Sesame Street" (PBS/HBO 1969- ). In 2003, he worked with Martin Scorsese on "The Blues" (PBS 2003), a series of documentaries focused on the history of blues music. 2004 saw Mo' add another trophy to his cabinet with his third Grammy award win for the album <i>Keep It Simple</i>. At the end of the first decade of the 2000s, his pace slowed down but he still kept creating and releasing brand new music, earning more recognition along the way. In 2010, he recorded the theme song for the sitcom "Mike and Molly" (CBS 2010-16), and contributed various other music for the show.

Milestones

1994

Released first album under the alias Keb' Mo'

1980

Debut album Rainmaker under the name Kevin Moore

1972

First performed with Papa John Creach on the album Filthy!

Bonus Trivia

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Was a part of the "Vote for Change" movement in 2004

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