Folk music got its hooks into Keith early on playing guitar and singing in high-school. For decades his fans have enjoyed his rich voice and mastery of the hammered dulcimer and guitar. He has a wide-ranging repertoire, from instrumental folk tunes, classical, to silly covers and his own compositions.
Hear songs that have a story and can bring a tear or a laugh. Tunes that lead feet to tap or dance or souls to move to meditation.
Keith started playing guitar in the 1970's with influences of Bob Dylan, Paul Simons, Cat Stevens, Joni Mitchel, Peter Paul and Mary, and Ian and Sylvia during era of burgeoning folk and protest songs with a touch of Pete Seeger, and Malvina Renolds thrown in. And lets not forget The Limelighters, The Kingston Trio and Tom Lehrer.
He first heard a hammered dulcimer at a coffee house in Bar Harbor played by Alexandra Brown in 1975 and the next summer he was building one. Keith's hammered dulcimer influences have been Bill Spence, John McCutcheon, Howie Mitchell, Trapezoid, (Sam Rizzetta), Bob Zents, Malcolm Dalgish, and Dorothy Carter, to name a few.
Located in Southern Maine, Keith is available for concerts, house concerts, jams, song swaps, celebrations, weddings, memorials, lessons, collaboration, and recording.
Be ready for tunes, harmonies, and lyrics to cheer and inspire.