Larry Keel is Living the Dream With His New Autobiographical Solo Album

Keel talks with the Brewgrass Chronicle about his new album “American Dream” For more than 25 years Larry Keel has been a self-described “road dog.” So when the Covid-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of shows he had booked literally all over the world, a guy who was seldom at home suddenly found himself not just stuck at home, but there with more time on his hands than he knew what to do with. Keel did[…]

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Experience some freaky bluegrass when Larry Keel visits the Abbey Bar on Saturday night

There is no question about Larry Keel’s bluegrass chops. Born into a family of musicians on both sides, he began playing guitar at the age of seven and by the time he was eight he began playing at fiddlers conventions and bluegrass gatherings. Over the years he has on a laundry list of bluegrass competitions, both individually on guitar and  with Magraw Gap. one of his early projects, which also included banjo player Will Lee.[…]

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On Day 6, a Jolly Flat Picker Tells Us About a Jolly Fat Man

And on Day 6, the jolly fat man came to town. This song, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, is a true classic. And the first known recording of the song was by banjo picker Harry Reser’s band in 1934. Since then it has been recorded by more than 200 artists, including The Jackson 5, Frank Sinatra, Mariah Carey, Tommy Dorsey, Bruce Springsteeen, and now, The Larry Keel Experience. Our Day 6 artist is a[…]

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