World Cafe Guests

WXPN Radio

The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe

XPN2 - Jingle Jams

XPN's own Kris Kringle, (Robert Drake) is presenting a unique mix of seasonal songs celebrating both the holiday and winter seasons.

World Cafe Archives

Join the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

XPoNential Radio

Listen
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size

Keb'Mo' - Suitcase - Red Ink / Epic

KEB' MO' (born Kevin Moore) is back with his eighth album, Suitcase, and it's another stellar collection of blues/folk/pop tunes that feature his signature tasty, understated guitar licks and hum-along songs.

It's kind of easy to take an artist like Keb' for granted, because he's so doggone consistent. Suitcase breaks no new artistic ground, but it does boast some of his best songs to date, including the first single "Remain Silent", "The Itch", and "Whole Notha' Thing". He recorded this collection of songs with producer JOHN PORTER (LOS LONELY BOYS, B.B. KING, SANTANA) at the legendary Shanri-La Studios in Malibu, California (where folks like ERIC CLAPTON, BOB DYLAN, and THE BAND have recorded).

Keb's been quoted as saying that Suitcase contains some of his most personal songs. He also said "... the music on this record represents life happening in all of its shades and shapes. I hope that spirit is conveyed to the listener." I have no doubt that the communication between listener and performer will always remain intact when considering the music of Keb' Mo', and Suitcase just may take that relationship to an even higher level.

Written by Dan Reed

Release Date June 13, 2006

World Cafe Guest Search