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Keb’ Mo’ talks bringing show to ‘the real heartland’

desmoinesregister.com - Modern blues songwriter and guitarist Keb’ Mo’ said he’s never headlined a show in Des Moines before. That changes April 19 as he and his band are set to bring their soulful live show to the Hoyt Sherman Place stage.

“Des Moines is one of those towns where it’s like — being from Los Angeles originally — a whole ‘nother universe,” he said. “It’s the real heartland."  ... READ MORE