“Sobering songs that lean on your ears and with a surprising heaviness amassed in a spare guitar or banjo, coupled with a patient vocal track or two” – David Wolinsky of The Onion A.V. Club
Jeremy Keen, guitarist/singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, is adept at finding inspiration in the most uninspiring and mundane of daily activities, usually, resulting in songs steeped in escapism, of love lost, or of drinking beer in the basement. Many times, it is all three at once. His music draws inspiration from the likes of Neil Young, The Beatles, Sufjan Stevens, Wilco, and The Byrds.
Originally from Houston, he spent his college years and beyond bumming around the Chicago scene playing in bands and getting into fights. Since 1999, he’s toured the states, recorded and self-released two solo projects “False Starts” (2007) and “Lock and Key” (2010) with his friends and his bands have opened for such notable acts as Sleeping at Last, Pete Krebs, Derek Webb, Denison Witmer, Sarah and Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek), Buddy Guy, Old 97s, Switchfoot, and Company of Thieves.
Jeremy now lives in the Atlanta area and plays around town doing solo gigs at restaurants, bars, and coffeehouses, occasionally fronting the band Crooked Sidewalks.