His name is Kevin Moore, but blues fans know him simply as Keb' Mo'. Despite three hit albums and a Grammy award, Keb' Mo' is still singing the blues, and music lovers across the country couldn't be happier, reports CBS This Morning Co-Anchor Mark McEwen.
He has just released his third CD, Slow Down, which follows Just Like You (1996), which won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Recording. His self-titled debut album came in 1994.
The musician has contributed to the soundtracks of films including One Fine Day (1996) and Tin Cup (1996). His music for the CBS series Touched By An Angel has been released in a CD of music from that show.
Whether he's singing about racial equality with Bonnie Raitt or about the positive side of his much-maligned town of Compton, California, Keb' Mo' says his message of hope and tolerance comes straight from the heart.
"You gotta mean it. That's the main thing," he explains. "I don't think it matters how long you've lived, but once you get on the planet and start experiencing things, then you got something to talk about."
Keb' Mo', who is in his mid-40s, lives in New Orleans with his wife and son.