Keb' Mo' 'America the Beautiful' Free on July 4

Posted on July 3, 2014

Keb’ Mo’s latest will be available from sea to shining sea this Fourth of July, as the blues guitarist is offering a free download of his newly recorded take on “America the Beautiful.”

Mo’s blues interpretation of the patriotic standard is a follow up to the version he recorded on his 2001 Grammy winning album, Big Wide Grin. That cut earned a lot of airplay for a traditional song—Mo’ later performed it at the White House, and it was featured in the final episode of The West Wing.    

The Independence Day-only “FREEdom giveaway” is available at

In the above clip, Keb’ Mo’ performs “America the Beautiful,” and talks about how his simple blues take was inspired by the hit 1972 version by Ray Charles.

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