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Please visit the Home Grown Music Network’s site to vote for the best HGMN album of the year! THIEF is on the list– hint hint 😉

Check out this great review of Keller and the Keels, Thief, in Acoustic Guitar Magazine this month!

Who knew Amy Winehouse’s neo-soul hit “Rehab” would make a great bluegrass burner? On this mischievous collection of covers by jam-man Keller Williams with flatpicker Larry Keel and upright bassist Jenny Keel, a follow-up to their 2006’s Grass, the trio also tackles the Grateful Dead’s tripped-out “Mountains of the Moon,” Cracker’s cheeky “Teen Angst.” and more stylistically straightforward fare such as Kris Kristofferson’s “Don’t Cuss the Fiddle” and Danny Barnes’s “Get It While You Can.” Williams takes the mando role in this group, adding the bluegrass chops not on an actual mandolin but on a high-tuned Veillette mini-12-string guitar with the top two string courses removed. That leaves plenty of sonic room for Larry Keel’s superfine flatpicking runs and cross-picked rolls, played on a Santa Cruz OM and recorded in sumptuous acoustic detail. In keeping with the repertoire, the vibe of Thief is loose and playful, with all the tracks performed live except for harmony vocals. The trio indulges in a bit of space jamming but overall keeps a light focus on this odd and witty batch of songs, proving along the way that the grass is green out in left field. (SCI Fidelity)

-JEFFREY PEPPER RODGERS

TO SEE THE ORIGINAL POST PLEASE VISIT ACOUSTIC GUITAR MAGAZINE: http://www.acousticguitar.com/article/default.aspx?articleid=25669

Remember to visit the Home Grown Music Network’s site to vote for the best HGMN album of the year! THIEF is on the list– hint hint 😉 http://www.homegrownmusic.net/form/vote-for-the-hgmn-2010-album-of-the-year

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KELLER, LARRY AND JENNY ARE ON THE LAM…and we have no idea where they’ll end up! In a never ending quest to do things that have never been done, we present a opportunity like no other, and if you play your cards right, you may be the lucky one able to assist in their capture and collect the REWARD…..a 90 minute acoustic performance by Keller and The Keels in YOUR living room for you and up to 49 of your friends! All you have to do is buy the new album “Thief” at Keller’s OFFICIAL MERCH STORE by August 31, 2010, and you’ll be automatically entered into the contest. If you preorder “Thief” through www.kellerwilliams.net before May 25, 2010, you will receive TWO entries into the contest.

Remember, as with most cool things in life, there is fine print involved, so go to www.kellerwilliams.net for contest rules and details, and, no, Keller’s mom is not eligible for this contest. Unfortunately, Rhode Island residents are not able to participate, although since medical marijuana is legal there, we don’t feel so bad for you. Also, since we gotta travel to you, folks from the Florida Keys get double entry…..just joking….or are we?
So, go buy a copy, get your friends to buy a copy, and increase your chances to win. Let’s Party!

CHECK OUT WHERE THESE OUTLAWS WILL BE THIS SUMMER…
May 22 Smilefest– Reunion (Pinnacle, NC)
June 17 Telluride Bluegrass Festival (Telluride, CO)
June 17 Nightgrass at Sheridan Opera House (Telluride, CO)
July 4 Gratefulfest– Nelson Ledges (Garretteville, OH)
July 11 All Good Music Festival (Masontown, WV) *Two sets with Keller! Added Bonus AND Moonshine Breakfast with Keller and the Keels
August 13 Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival (Alta, WY)
October 2 Starry Night (Bowling Green, KY)

CHECK OUT EXCLUSIVE KELLER AND THE KEELS RELEASES AT WWW.THEONCEAWEEKFREEK.COM

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Keller Williams Covers Dead: Winehouse, YMSB on New Album

Jambase.com

Keller Williams releases his first-ever all-covers collection, amusingly titled Thief, on May 25, 2010. Recorded with The Keels — husband and wife duo Larry and Jenny KeelThief includes songs originally written and recorded by as wildly diverse an assemblage as anyone’s ever likely to dream up.Keller is on tour this summer – at solo shows, with The Keels, and even for a run of gigs as vocalist/guitarist in The Rhythm Devils, the project by Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann and his partner percussionist Mickey Hart. Keller’s complete list of currently confirmed tour dates is included below.

Thief offers up Keller-versions of songs by an (almost) unthinkable collection of artists: from Amy Winehouse (“Rehab”) to the Grateful Dead (“Mountains of the Moon”), the Butthole Surfers (“Pepper”) to Kris Kristofferson (“Don’t Cuss That Fiddle,” which opens the album, and “The Year 2003 Minus 25,” which closes the album). The set is filled out with tunes by Ryan Adams, the Presidents of the United States of America, The Raconteurs, Patterson Hood, Danny Barnes, Cracker, Yonder Mountain String Band and Marcy Playground. All over the place, indeed, but that’s the way Williams likes it. And in his hands it all makes sense — like everything he’s ever touched, whether from his own pen or someone else’s, it all becomes Keller Williams’ music.

READ MORE: http://www.jambase.com/Articles/22330/Keller-Williams-Covers-Dead–Winehouse-YMSB-on-New-Album

Photo by Melissa Colombo

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Really excited about the official announcement of the 2nd Keller and the Keels studio album coming out this May! Here is what Cincy Groove Magazine has to say about it:

Keller Williams announces Brand New Album and Summer Tour Dates

Photo by Melissa Colombo

Keller Williams releases his first-ever all-covers collection, amusingly titled Thief, on May 25, 2010. Recorded with the Keels—husband and wife duo Larry and Jenny Keel—Thief includes songs originally written and recorded by as wildly diverse an assemblage as anyone’s ever likely to dream up.

Keller is on tour this summer – at solo shows, with The Keels, and even for a run of gigs as vocalist/guitarist in The Rhythm Devils, the project by Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann and his partner percussionist Mickey Hart. Keller’s complete list of currently confirmed tour dates is included below.

Thief offers up Keller-versions of songs by an [almost] unthinkable collection of artists: from Amy Winehouse (“Rehab”) to the Grateful Dead (“Mountains of the Moon”), the Butthole Surfers (“Pepper”) to Kris Kristofferson (“Don’t Cuss That Fiddle,” which opens the album, and “The Year 2003 Minus 25,” which closes the album). The set is filled out with tunes by Ryan Adams, the Presidents of the United States of America, the Raconteurs, Patterson Hood, Danny Barnes, Cracker, the Yonder Mountain String Band and Marcy Playground. All over the place, indeed, but that’s the way Williams likes it. And in his hands it all makes sense—like everything he’s ever touched, whether from his own pen or someone else’s, it all becomes Keller Williams’ music. Fans are encouraged to stay tuned to http://www.kellerwilliams.net for a big Thief pre-sale and contest announcement coming soon.

Read the full article and get Keller’s tour dates here: http://www.cincygroove.com/?q=node/1941

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