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Musician to sing the blues Sunday in Evans

Posted: August 7, 2012 - 11:12pm  |  Updated: August 15, 2012 - 2:23pm

Keb’ Mo’ will be singing the blues in Evans.

The blues sensation will perform solo at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center at the Columbia County Library.

“Sometimes, while a performer sounds great with a band backing them up, they sound even better when they’re just by themselves,” said concert promoter Mike Deas, who is president and CEO of Augusta Amusements. “A lot of folks seem to like the more intimate feeling of an artist like that just performing with their instruments.”

A limited number of tickets are still available for $44.50 each, Deas said.

Keb’ Mo’ has won Grammy awards for Best Contemporary Blues Album in 1997, 1999 and 2005.

He last performed in the Augusta area in 2009, selling out the Imperial Theatre during the Westobou Festival, Deas said.

“He has terrific music,” Deas said. “He tells some great stories in the songs that he performs.”

His most recent album, The Reflection, was released in 2011 and draws influences from several genres, including blues, rock, folk and gospel. Artists such as country musician Vince Gill and soul singer India.Arie are featured on the disc.

The artist also played a role in Honeydripper, a 2007 Danny Glover film set in rural Alabama during the 1950s.

For concert information or to purchase tickets, visit www.augustaamusements.com.

IF YOU GO

What: Keb’ Mo’ in concert

When: 7 p.m. Sunday

Where: Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, inside the Columbia County Library

Cost: $44.50

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