Enjoy Blues with Keb’ Mo’ at the ‘Cap
The Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre presents multiple GRAMMY® Award-Winner Keb’ Mo’ on Monday, February 28 at 7 pm. Twenty-five years after the release of his debut album under the moniker Keb’ Mo’, the widely admired artist releases his most recent album, Oklahoma (Concord Records), winning him a 2020 GRAMMY® Award for Best Americana Album. Featuring cameos from Taj Mahal, Rosanne Cash, Robert Randolph, Jaci Velasquez and Keb’ Mo’s wife, Robbie Brooks Moore, Keb’ delivered an album that pushes his boundaries even further with brand new songs addressing topics such as immigration, pollution love, female empowerment and more.
For more than two decades, Keb’ has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances. He has proven that he is a musical force that defies typical genre labels. Album after album, 14 in total, he has garnered five GRAMMY® Award and 12 GRAMMY® nominations. The talented artist has also been awarded 14 Blues Foundation Awards and six BMI Awards for his work in TV and film.
Artist who have recorded his songs include B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Dixie Chicks, Joe Cocker, Robert Palmer, Tom Jones, Melissa Manchester, Solomon Burke, and the Zac Brown band to name a few. The list of artist collaborations comprises a who’s who in the music industry and includes Bonnie Raitt, Vince Gill, Jackson Browne, Lyle Lovett, India Arie and many more.
His guitar playing has garnered him two invites to Eric Clapton’s acclaimed Crossroads Festival and has inspired leading instrument makers, Gibson Brands, to issue the Keb’ Mo’ Signature Bluesmaster and Bluesmaster Royale acoustic guitars and martin Guitars to issue the HD-28KM Keb’ Mo’ Limited Edition Signature Model.
Keb’ has been a long-time supporter of the Playing For Change Foundation (PFCF), a nonprofit organization that creates positive change through music education. PFCF provides free music education to children in nine countries, including Brazil, Bangladesh, Ghana, Mali, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa, and the United States and has established 12 music schools around the world. They also work with partners to address basic needs in the communities where they teach, including providing education, clean water, food, medicines, clothing, books, and school supplies.
Tickets priced at $67.50, $57.50 and $37.50 will be available at The Raymond James Central Ticket Office at Ruth Eckerd Hall, by calling 727.791.7400 or visiting www.RuthEckerdHall.com. The Raymond James Central Ticket Office at Ruth Eckerd Hall is open Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm ONLY. The Bilheimer Capitol Theatre Box Office will open one hour prior to show time.
More About The Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre :
The Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, located in downtown Clearwater’s Cleveland Street District, was constructed in 1921 and is one of Florida’s oldest operating theaters. In 2019, industry trade publication Pollstar named the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre the #1 club venue in Tampa, #1 in Florida, #3 in the United States and #3 in the world of club venues with 800 seats or less. In 2013, the theater underwent a complete $10 million renovation and is the catalyst for downtown development. In 2019, Nancy and David Bilheimer donated $2.5 million to Ruth Eckerd Hall as part of the theatre’s ongoing “Expanding the Experience” Capital campaign. In recognition of the generous donation, the Capitol Theatre’s name was changed to the Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre.