Unsigned Artist Of The Month Dave Keyes

On “Blues Bearing Down,” the opening track of Dave Keyes’ punchy Roots in the Blues, the artist proves himself a down-home quadruple threat — between verses sung in a husky, charismatic baritone, Dave fills out the original tune with a rollicking piano solo, which then morphs into an even-more-rollicking B-3 solo. Wow. “Black and Blue” is another standout, showcasing strong horn arrangements over another soul-rocking B-3 solo; “Down To The Bones,” by contrast, delves into tasty, piano-driven funk territory and features one of the hottest breakdowns we’ve heard all year. Dave is a class act, and it’s an honor to name him Keyboard’s Unsigned Artist for January. Michael Gallant davekeyes.com
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On “Blues Bearing Down,” the opening track of Dave Keyes’ punchy Roots in the Blues, the artist proves himself a down-home quadruple threat — between verses sung in a husky, charismatic baritone, Dave fills out the original tune with a rollicking piano solo, which then morphs into an even-more-rollicking B-3 solo. Wow. “Black and Blue” is another standout, showcasing strong horn arrangements over another soul-rocking B-3 solo; “Down To The Bones,” by contrast, delves into tasty, piano-driven funk territory and features one of the hottest breakdowns we’ve heard all year. Dave is a class act, and it’s an honor to name him Keyboard’s Unsigned Artist for January. Michael Gallant davekeyes.com

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