I’ll never forget the first time I met Keeton. I had seen his old band, The 71s, play a show in Bryan, Texas with Quiet Company. All the mics went out on stage about two lines into their cover of “American Girl,” and Keeton proceeded to lead the audience in a sing along – his band never missed a note of the song. I didn’t meet him that night, but their set definitely made an impression on me.
I officially met Keeton a few months later at Main Street Crossing in Tomball. As soon as I introduced myself, he knew exactly who I was. After their acoustic set he came over, pulled up a chair and we proceeded to talk music for a good 30 minutes – our shared love of The Beach Boys, favorite bands (he didn’t laugh when I told him how much I like Hanson…still) and more. It was one of those cool moments where you find another human being who loves music just as much as you – something I have never seen waver in Keeton as I’ve followed his music since that summer.
He’s now on his own, has released on lovely EP called “Stumble on Love” (free download!) and will follow it up this spring with a second EP called “The Ghost.” He’s a great songwriter, wonderful musician and a good music friend. Get to know Keeton in this month’s 5 Q’s: [Read more…]