DAVE KEENER

Singer-songwriter & host of Songwriter Deathmatch

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shows

Sat. May 26, 2-4PM Internet Radio Version of Songwriter Deathmatch: Listen on makerparkradio.nyc. With co-host Karen Dahlstrom and guests. It's just like the live show only longer and with more fascinating conversation!

(Cancellation: There is no longer a show on May 19. That show had to be cancelled.)

June 23, Songwriter Deathmatch: Sat. June 23, 6PM at Freddy's Bar, 627 5th Avenue, Brooklyn.

 

TRACKS

Listening to music is so very civilized. Don't you agree? I've included links to my albums on Bandcamp below, but they're also on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, YouTube and Apple Music.

 
 
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LIKE AN ANIMAL

Released 2016, 8 tracks.

 
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slugger

Released 2013, 12 tracks.

 

THE EASY WAY

Released 2011, 11 tracks.

 

BIO

I’ve been writing songs and making music since I was 14. I borrowed a guitar from my aunt, found an old big band guitarist to teach me, and studied the song structures of British Invasion and Doo-Wop songs I heard on CBS 101.1 FM. The Beatles got me playing and singing, but other big influences were Elvis Costello and comedies like Monty Python, SNL and Get Smart.

Zipping ahead to modern times, I've recorded three solo albums in the past few years: The Easy Way, Slugger and Like An Animal, all at Brooklyn’s Seaside Lounge. In 2012, I started the nearly monthly songwriter showcase, Songwriter Deathmatch at Freddy’s Bar & Backroom. Instead of playing full length shows by myself, I figured it would be more fun and draw a larger audience if I shared the stage with other musicians. I was right.

I’ve pursued the singer-songwriter thing, done comedy with my brother, created a one-man musical comedy show (better than it sounds), studied traditional Irish music, and then, come all the way back to singing and songwriting again. Sometime around the millennium, I became an advertising copywriter. If you need one of those, go here.

Dave

 

 

 
 

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