The Dakota presents Keb’ Mo’
Review and photos by Kyle Hansen
Keb’ Mo’ is a 5 time grammy winner from Nashville Tennessee and has 19 studio and live albums under his belt. I started listening to him since his debut album in 1994. My old boss loved the blues and turned me onto so many great players and Keb’ was one of the artists that i really started liking. Now he did have an album come out in 1980 under Kevin Moore his birth name. Now I did not know this until I just started reading this so I’m gonna have to go find one and give it a listen. He has an amazing sound like now other guy out there.
The evening started with my buddy bringing me down to the show and getting us some dinner and drinks. The doors to the Dakota always open for enough time so you can get dinner and drinks before hand. They have an amazing menu and all the food I have had there is amazing. Tonight I had some wings and beer cause it sounded good while listening to some blues.
Keb personality and talent showed throughout the show tonight. He opened with Muddy Waters and Everything I Need from his album Slow Down. He played an amazing set and every song had a guitar change. It kept the variety going and every song totally had a different feel. Government Cheese was next which I had never heard. It is from Live and Mo which I missed some how so gonna have to go check that album out too. That’s Not Love and Soon as I get Paid were next. A couple more just easy blues tunes. He joked too about they are about being broke and down but he wasn’t that way anymore. He kept the crowd involved with each song. The band he has is amazing and they each got a solo but the drummer. His set list also spanned over 10 albums. It was nice to see him covering most of his releases. He even came out into the crowd during I Remember You, no not the Skid Row song, and played an extended solo. Very cool move. He ended the set with Marvelous To Me and dedicated it George Floyd.
Now the Dakota is one of the best venues in town. The sound is amazing and perfect no matter where you sit. The views are perfect from any seat also. They have tables for two, booths for three and all sort of seats for the shows. Click HERE for a link to the Dakota for upcoming shows. They have a lot for good artists coming.
Keb put on an amazing show and he also had a second sow tonight. I am sure he is doing an amazing show tonight also.
Setlist – Muddy Water – Everything I Need – Government Cheese – That’s Not Love – Soon As I Get Paid – All Dressed Up – Life Is Beautiful – Good To Be (Home Again) – The Whole Enchilada – The Itch – Shave Yo’ Legs – The Door – I Remember You – Perpetual Blues Machine – Walk Back In – The Worst is Yet to Come – Marvelous To Me