Live Review: Keb’ Mo’ @ The Birchmere — 1/20/22

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Keb’ Mo’ performs at The Birchmere on Jan. 20, 2022. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Normally, when I can get a hold of a setlist before the start of a show, it makes my life as a reviewer that much easier. So I eased up a little when our photographer, Ari Strauss, sent a me shot of it just before Keb’ Mo’ started playing at The Birchmere recently. As I was to learn, however, for Keb’ Mo’, a setlist isn’t a firm plan.

An award-winning blues artist, Keb’ Mo’ is influenced by legendary figures like Son House and Robert Johnson, the latter of whom he’s played onscreen. Keb’ is a true raconteur, an entertainer who engages with his audience, exchanging banter and taking requests. He’s a warm, charming presence, and his shows have a comfortable intimacy between performer and audience.

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Live Review: Keb’ Mo’ @ The Birchmere — 6/13/19

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Keb’ Mo’ performs at The Birchmere on June 13, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Robbie Moore refers to her husband and modern blues legend Keb’ Mo’ as the happiest man in the blues world. Keb’s happy disposition was evident when the four-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and guitarist took the stage at The Birchmere in Alexandria recently to delight fans with a nearly two-hour solo set.

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Music Park: Keb’ Mo’ @ The Birchmere — 8/25/18

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Keb’ Mo’ performs at The Birchmere on Aug. 25, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Four-time Grammy award winner Keb’ Mo’ gave a masterful solo performance at The Birchmere recently. The opportunity to cover this show is one of the best treats thus far in my eight months with Parklife DC.

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Don’t Miss: Keb’ Mo’ @ The Birchmere, 8/25/18

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Keb’ Mo’ and Taj Mahal (Photo courtesy Taj Mahal)

Keb’ Mo’ recently won his fourth Grammy Award for TajMo, his collaborative album with the legendary Taj Mahal, receiving honors for Best Contemporary Blues Album. Keb’ Mo’ will perform his award-winning songs at The Birchmere on Saturday, Aug. 25.

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