UAB’s Alys Stephens Center presents blues artist Keb’ Mo’ livestreamed May 13

Charismatic singer/guitarist/songwriter and five-time Grammy Award winner Keb’ Mo’ will perform an intimate solo show and do an audience Q-and-A.

mo.2Join UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center for a live-streamed, intimate solo performance by blues artist Keb’ Mo’, complete with personal stories and an audience Q-and-A. 

The virtual concert will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 13, live-streamed via the platform Looped. Tickets are $20 per device, one device per household. For tickets, visit AlysStephens.org or call 205-975-2787.

This is the season finale event for the Alys Stephens Center, capping off a series of free virtual concerts for the community. New performances will be announced in August for the Alys Stephens Center’s upcoming 25th anniversary season. 

In his quarter-century as a recording artist, the charismatic singer/guitarist/songwriter and five-time Grammy Award winner has consistently made music that reflects his own passions and interests. In the process, he has earned a reputation for his ability to draw upon his bottomless roots-music expertise to make deeply expressive, highly personal music, according to his artist’s statement.

“I’m more interested in pleasing myself and making records that make me feel proud and make me feel like I’ve done my best,” Keb’ Mo’ said, assessing his new release “Oklahoma.” “And if other people like it, that’s gravy.”

Keb’ Mo’s guitar playing has garnered him his third invitation to Eric Clapton’s prestigious Crossroads Festival. It has also 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. He has been featured on television and in film, playing Robert Johnson in the 1998 documentary “Can’t You Hear the Wind Howl,” appearing three times on the television series “Touched By An Angel,” and playing a leading role on Hallmark’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Higher Ground,” among others. He performed “America The Beautiful” for President Barack Obama at the White House and in the series finale of “The West Wing.” Nine years ago, he moved his family from Los Angeles to Tennessee.