SOLD OUT! Limited tickets may be available for sale at the door.
Keb' Mo', vocals/guitar; Charles McNeal, saxophone;
Danny Caron, guitar; Bennett Paster, piano; Ruth Davies, bass; Ndugu
Ruth Davies' Blues Night with special guest Keb' Mo'
Sunday, July 25, 7:30 PM | Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Tickets: $32 general | $18 students | TAKE 5!
The blues are the heart and soul of jazz, but they're also much
more than that. As one of the earliest African-American musical
traditions, the blues are the seed from which nearly every genre of
American music grew, from rock to country. And of course, sometimes
the blues are just the blues. Bassist Ruth Davies knows the blues more
than most - in addition to her superb jazz playing, she has paid
her blues dues with legends like John Lee Hooker, Charles Brown, Van
Morrison, and many more. Her annual Blues Night is a perennial favorite.
Special guest Keb' Mo' "has that unique ability of being
able to turn a classic musical styling...and make
it sound new" (Phoenix New Times). Traditional delta blues are
the heart of Mo's music, but he mixes in influences from blues-based
genres like gospel, soul, country, and jazz to create a compelling
personal sound that has won him three Grammy awards. With virtuosic
guitar chops and an intimate, candid vocal style, Keb' Mo's
blues will make you forget your own.
Keb' Mo' – "Perpetual Blues Machine"
Keb' Mo' – "That's Not Love"
Keb' Mo' – "Hand It Over"
Keb' Mo' - "Hand It Over"
Keb' Mo' - "Am I Wrong"
Ruth Davies with Elvin Bishop at the 2009 Stanford Jazz Festival
Bill Tapia, Ruth Davies, Akira Tana, Mihana & Mario Guarneri Live at the Freight & Salvage