Blues News

Keb Mo – At The 17th Annual Santa Cruz Blues Festival!

Keb Mo – At The 17th Annual Santa Cruz Blues Festival!

This iconic picture of Keb Mo’ was taken by Jerome Brunet at the “17th Annual Santa Cruz Blues Festival.”  B.B. King & Joe Cocker were the festival headliners.  The supporting acts were Trombone Shorty, Leon Russell, Jackie Greene, and Keb Mo.  B.B.King has inspired all of these musicians so you can imagine the energy levels at this festival! Everyone brought their A-game to the table.  

Keb Mo – He’s Doing Just Fine…

It all took off for Keb’ Mo’ in 1994 with the self-titled release under his newly coined Keb’ Mo’ moniker.  Over the years, he has proven that he is a musical force that defies typical genre labels. Album after album, 14 in total, has garnered him 4 GRAMMY awardsHe received a producer/engineer/artist GRAMMY Certificate for his track on the 2001 Country Album of the Year, Hank Williams Tribute – Timeless. 

A New Album on The Horizon…

He has received 11 GRAMMY nominations, in total.  Three alone for his 2014 self-produced release, BLUESAmericana including Americana Album of the Year. He received a nomination for “Country Song of The Year” for “I hope.” He co-wrote it with the Dixie Chicks.  Keb’ has also been awarded 11 Blues Foundation Awards and 6 BMI Awards for his work in TV & Film.  On June 14, Keb Mo’ has a new album called Oklahoma which will be available on CD/Digital.  Vinyl is coming out July 19th.

Photographer – Jerome Brunet

As for the photographer, Jerome Brunet, his award-winning photography has been published internationally in a variety of publications. Most notably, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Time, Billboard, Popular Photography, American Photo, Guitar World, Smithsonian and The New York Times.  For a peek at his music portfolio click here:

His Client List...

His client list includes Nikon, Fender, Gibson, John Varvatos, AEG, Warner Bros. Records and he has collaborated with the non-profit organizations Unicef, Rock for MS, T.J. Martell Foundation, John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit and the Recording Academy’s MusiCares.

Keeping the Blues Alive

Help us with our mission of Keeping the Blues Alive in schools! To learn more or donate to Keeping The Blues Alive, visit our website at

Share this post

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on email