“Music, you know, true music – it chooses you.” I have always loved this line from Almost Famous because from the first time I heard it, it rang true for me. All the music that is my favorite has found its way into my life by chance or accident. It has chosen me.
Keeton Coffman is no exception to that musical truth. If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you know I happened across Keeton’s former band, The 71’s, one night when they played a show with Quiet Company. Keeton’s charm and charisma as the band front man captured my attention, and it started a musical journey that took me through a successful Kickstarter campaign, a band break up and his exciting venture into a solo career – one that is taking a giant leap forward this week and that I am excited to share with you.
“The Ghost”, Keeton’s new EP, will be released tomorrow, and I couldn’t be more excited for him. Over the past year-and-a-half I’ve had the opportunity to see him perform these songs live and watch them grow. They’ve gone from simple acoustic tunes he’d throw into a cover set to music that he owns and truths that he tells the world. His songwriting is genuine and honest. His lyrics paint a picture and take you on a journey through whatever trial or tribulation the song is focused on. It’s the kind of music that makes you step back and take a deeper look at your life. (In short, it’s my favorite kind of music.)
Take a listen to one of my favorite songs, “The Hunter and the Hunted” right here:
If you’re the kind of good groupie who likes knowing the stories behind the music, head over to Keeton’s Facebook page for some fun stories about all the songs on “The Ghost.”
And finally, if you’re lucky enough to be a Houston reader…I cannot recommend enough that you head to Dosey Doe’s (amazing little music venue if you’ve never been – one of my faves in the area) tomorrow night for Keeton’s EP release show. He’ll be opening for the amazing David Ramirez – another Texas singer/songwriter I adore – and you’ll be one of the first fans to have a chance to grab his new EP. Get your tickets here!
As a good groupie, true music chooses you…and I’m so glad Keeton’s music found its way into my life. I love it, and I hope you will too.