Review: ‘Good To Be’ – Keb Mo

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After celebrating fifty years in the industry, country blues icon, Keb Mo, returns with the Compton-meets-Nashville, genre defying ‘Good To Be’. The record is a celebration of his roots and of his growth as an artist over the years.

From the laid-back title track, the whole record oozes with a sense of optimism and the five time GRAMMY award winning singer’s soulful vocals have never sounded better. Keb Mo is joined by some special guests on a couple of tracks, he teams up with Darius Rucker on stand out song ‘Good Strong Woman’, the pedal steel soars as the pair celebrate the influence of true love.

Meanwhile, he is joined by Kristin Chenoweth on the intimate closing track, ‘Quiet Moments’ a vulnerability creeping into his voice, the strings beautifully complementing the feeling and emotions that the song portrays.

It’s a brilliant record from Keb Mo where, even when he tackles more difficult topics, such as social justice on the track ‘Louder’, he finds a way to appreciate what he has, celebrating the present and that’s exactly what a lot of us need to listen and learn from. 

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