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Keb' Mo'

The Shedd Institute is pleased to welcome Keb' Mo' back to the Jaqua Concert Hall, who stops here on tour in support of his newest CD, BLUESAmericana. Three-time Grammy winner and visionary roots-music storyteller Keb’ Mo’ embarks on a new chapter in his career with the April 22 release of BLUESAmericana on Kind of Blue Music. His twelfth full-length album marks the 20th anniversary of his debut Keb’ Mo’, but, more important, the disc is a signpost of artistic and personal growth. At its core, the album is about love and understanding. Those qualities are expressed in some of the most poignant and joyfully melodic numbers Keb has ever recorded. Many of them, including the pledge of commitment “Do It Right” and the reflective “For Better Or Worse,” assay devotion and marriage. The thorny, comic “The Worst is Yet To Come” is about hope, despite the hilarious laundry list of pitfalls its protagonist endures as he searches for a silver lining. And “Somebody Hurt You” is, in Keb’s words, “where the blues meets the church.” That number features Rip Patton, a longtime friend and Civil Rights era Freedom Rider, on beatific bass vocals. “My first intention was to make a stripped-down acoustic album — just me and my guitar playing some songs. But” — Keb laughs — “I couldn’t do it! I love ensembles so much.” Now Hear This Series Ticketing: Purchase at The Shedd Institute Ticket Office (541-434-7000, 868 High Street). Shedd Institute concerts at the Hult Center must be purchased at the Hult Ticket Office (541-682-5000, One Eugene Center). Discounts to most Shedd Institute shows available for youths high school and younger (50%); college student with current student ID (10%); group discounts for purchases of 6 or more tickets to a single show (10%), discount for purchases of 15 or more (15%). Shedd Institute package discounts (10% to 20%) are available through The Shedd Ticket Office (541-434-7000 or 868 High Street) or on the web. Discounts cannot be combined. Don’t miss our great set-menu, casual pre-performance dinners for $19.75 ($14.75, kids 9 and younger) in The Shedd’s Great Hall 1 1/2 hours before most evening performances at The Shedd (usually 6 pm). Prepared by The Shedd's resident chef, Shelby Hoopes-Tice, each meal includes entrée (vegetarian option), salad, side dish, dessert, coffee and tea. Wine, beer, and soft drinks are available for purchase. Reservations with The Shedd Ticket Office at least 1 day in advance are required.
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  • March 15, 2016
  • 7:30PM - 9:30PM
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