Nashville-based music journalist and Country music historian, Robert K. Oermann, recently reviewed Keb’ Mo’s “The Old Me Better.” “The Old Me Better” is on BLUESAmericana, which is available on iTunes and Amazon as well as vinyl.
Have a read of his review below! Thank you Robert K. Oermann.
Keb’ Mo’/The Old Me Better
Writers: Kevin Moore/John Lewis Parker; Producer: Keb’ Mo’; Publishers: Kebnote/Wixen/Parker’s Pen, BMI, Kind of Blue Music (track)
“Operator, get me Toby Keith on the line….Hello, Toby? Oermann here. Listen, bro, I have found your next smash hit. It’s on the current Keb’ Mo’ LP called Bluesamericana…..You’re welcome.” The Nashville bluesman recently regaled a Grand Ole Opry audience with this wry bopper about a rehabilitated rounder. “You made me a brand new man, but I like the old me better,” he sings with Dixieland accompaniment. This superbly humorous ditty is the calling card, but the whole album is essential listening. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if it winds up with a #Grammy nomination. It’s that good.