Great Barrington, Mass.—The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center announces participation in two virtual concerts presented by blues musician Keb’ Mo’, Wednesday, May 5 at 7pm EDT and Thursday, May 6 at 9:30pm EDT. The performances will be streamed from City Winery New York City and accessed through mahaiwe.org.
Keb’ Mo’ performed live on the Mahaiwe stage in 2012.
“There is good reason that Keb’ Mo’ has been described as ‘a living link to the seminal Delta blues that travelled up the Mississippi River and across the expanse of America’ — although he takes his post-modern, singularly-American blend of folk, rock, jazz, pop, and country around the world,” says Mahaiwe Executive Director Janis Martinson. “We have been hoping to bring him back to the Mahaiwe stage for a long time — he is one of the top staff requests – and so it is a pleasure to give our audience this digital taste that we believe will only build anticipation.”
Keb’ Mo’s self-titled release under his coined Keb’ Mo’ moniker reached its quarter century milestone in 2019, and over the years, Keb’ has proven that he is a musical force that defies typical genre labels. Album after album, 14 in total, he has garnered 5 Grammy Awards, including his most recent 2019 release, Oklahoma, which won in the Best Americana Album category. Keb’s list of Grammy recognitions continues with 12 Grammy nominations, in total, including his 2014 self-produced release, BLUESAmericana, earning three nominations on its own, as well as a producer/engineer/artist Grammy Certificate for his track on the 2001 Country Album of the Year, Hank Williams Tribute – Timeless.
Virtual admission is $20 for each show. For tickets and more information see mahaiwe.org.
About the Mahaiwe
Located in downtown Great Barrington, Mass., the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center is the year-round presenter of world-class music, dance, theater, classic films, Live in HD broadcasts, and arts education programs for the southern Berkshires and neighboring regions. The intimate jewel box of a theater opened in 1905. Since 2005, the performing arts center has hosted over 1,500 events and welcomed over half a million people through its doors. More than 22,000 students from 73 different schools have benefited from the Mahaiwe’s school-time performances and residencies. For more information, see mahaiwe.org.