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Here’s a fun update from the Keels for Labor Day Weekend!

Hey Folks,

After a firestorm of energy and killer shows out west with Natural Bridge and Keller Williams we get right back in the saddle this week with some great shows back on the East Coast.

Keller and the Keels. Photo by J. R. Martin

Check out this live review in Reverb from the Mishawaka Amphitheatre in Colorado from last week’s show with Keller. In it Brendan Magee states,  “Williams opened with a quiet version of Amy Winehouse’s “Rehab” before covering Van Morrison, Ryan Adams and Tom Petty along the way. But first and second set turns with the Keels colored the night bluegrass. Fast-fingered Larry Keel hammered his way into songs with drastic precision and neck-bending techniques. Jenny Keel on vocals and upright bass anchored songs like “Get It While You Can” amidst a picking frenzy.” Also, here are some great pics from the show: http://phatphlogblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/phlog-post-keller-and-keels-at.html

Larry Keel and Natural Bridge. Photo by Vikas Nambiar

This Friday we head out for another Keller and the Keels set at the Head Jamz Festival on Friday in Adams, TN. On Saturday we head back to the great state of North Carolina and play the GETDOWN Music Festival with Natural Bridge. This Sunday, Sept 4th we trek back  to our home town of Lexington, VA to play an evening with Larry Keel and Natural Bridge at The Theater At Lime Kiln (show starts at 7:30pm). We finish the Labor Day Weekend festivities on Monday, Sept 5th in Bridgewater, VA at the Oakdale Community Park Summer Concerts (show time is 7pm).

Have a beautiful weekend and remember to think of your fellow friends and family, go out and lend a hand this week, a lot of folks could use it after this week.

Cheers,
The Keels

http://www.larrykeel.com

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Larry Keel and Natural Bridge head back though Richmond, VA to play the Capital Ale House on Friday April 22nd, 2011.

Style Weekly did a nice preview stating, “Sporting the wildest mutton chop sideburns since Ambrose Burnside, flat picker Larry Keel plays bluegrass Americana that exhibits the kind of technical mastery of acoustic guitar only time can provide. Born in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the veteran player and songwriter — alongside his band, Natural Bridge — has remained a much-respected fixture of the Appalachian musical tradition. With the kind of gruff vocal delivery that could take Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder by surprise…”

Listen in to a wonderful interview podcast with Larry and Jenny Keel on Eternal JamNation here: http://eternaljamnationradio.com/shows/LarryandJennyKeel.mp3


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Listen in to the podcast of an interview with Larry and Jenny Keel:

http://eternaljamnationradio.com/shows/LarryandJennyKeel.mp3

Hear a studio session w Tara Nevins & Jeb Puryear of Donna the Buffalo:

http://eternaljamnationradio.com/shows/TaraAndJeb.mp3

Listen to the session with The Believers at:

http://eternaljamnationradio.com/shows/TheBelievers.mp3

TUNE IN for more great interviews with Eternal JamNation at www.eternaljamnationradio.com

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Photo Credit: Tim Reese

Keller Williams & The Keels perform “Uncle Disney” in a behind-the-scenes video from the taping on Etown Nonprofit with Marc Broussard int he video posted below!

eTown welcomes back veteran performer and musician Keller Williams for his third visit to the show. He brings with him The Keels (husband/wife duo Larry and Jenny Keel) who promise to add a bluegrass twist to Keller’s customary ‘one man eclectic band’ sound. Nick & Helen Forster are also happy to welcome a Louisiana-bred singer/songwriter and eTown first-timer, Marc Broussard. Marc brings his own signature blend of R&B, soul, and funk.

Catch the entire show on the radio in your area, podcast it or stream it online…http://etown.org/listen.php Larry Keel

Here’s the link to the podcast: http://etown.org/podcast/

The broadcasting all starts with these clips:

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Larry Keel and Natural Bridge recently played Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain,  NC. Jeremiah Greer Live was able to catch up with them before the show to do a nice video interview with Larry and Jenny Keel. He also got some footage of the show with Natural Bridge.  It was a rip roaring musical night and the core of Natural Bridge: The Keels, Mark Schimick and Will Lee had some special guests join in for a few songs later on in the evening as well: Bobby Miller, Jason Flournoy and Jason Krekel.

Visit Jeremiah Greer’s website at jeremiahgreerlive.com

Find out more about Larry Keel at larrykeel.com

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The Keels are heading out today for a great weekend of music in the SouthEast. They play Pisgah Brewing in Black Mtn (Near Asheville) tonight, Feb 3rd.  On Friday Natural Bridge heads on over to Harrisonburg, VA to play the Clementine. Saturday brings a great show at in Fredericksburg at The Otter House; check out the show preview in the Fredericksburg Patch!

Live Music Highlight – Larry Keel and Natural Bridge

Bluegrass flatpicker extraordinare Larry Keel and the Natural Bridge will perform at the Otter House this Saturday.  Ashleigh Chevalier has the preview.

Fredericksburg Patch fredericksburg.patch.com

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Larry Keel, bluegrass flatpicker extraordinaire (and master fisherman), has released thirteen albums and been featured on ten more. He has opened and worked with national acts such as Del McCoury, Bill Monroe, Darol Anger, and Fredericksburg’s music sensation Keller Williams.

. . .    . . .    . . .    The Keels, being Larry and his wife Jenny on upright bass, bring modern societal reflections to the forefront of traditional mountain and americana style music. Add mandolin player Mark Schimick, and the Keel duo is rounded out to The Natural Bridge band. The technical proficiency, harmonies, and relevant lyrics reach across genres and generations. A Keel performance has personality, flavor, and all the soul and edge of a jam rock band that keeps feet a’tappin’.

Larry Keel will play Downtown Fredericksburg’s family owned venue, The Otter House, located at 1005 Princess Anne Street, this Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 10PM. Doors open at 8:30PM. Tickets are on sale for $10. Albums and other “Keel-endise” will be available. The show sold out last time, so come early, enjoy an amazing meal, (The Otter House offers all natural and vegetarian options), and get your grass on with Larry Keel & The Natural Bridge. Check Larry Keel’s music out at larrykeel.com. It is all in there folks, and it’s bound to be a grand time.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE: http://fredericksburg.patch.com/articles/live-music-highlight-larry-keel-and-the-natural-bridge

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Announcing Larry Keel Winter and Spring Tour dates as of 1/5/2011

Flatpickin Guitar Master Larry Keel has been busy pickin and fishin all around this past year and has a ton or surprises in store for the New Year, so stay tuned!

“Keel has had a heck of a year dropping a new CD, “Thief,” with long-time buddy Keller Williams in the spring, and then touring all over the country at some of the country’s biggest festivals with Larry Keel and Natural Bridge, Keller and the Keels, Keel and Adam Aijala, Jeff Austin and The Keels, Magraw Gap, and other interesting collaborations. ” ~Dave Lavendar

Larry Keel’s dazzling guitar skills and gruff, baritone vocals, wife Jenny’s granite-firm bass guitar work and the support of top-shelf backing players. . . Good folks, amazing roots music. ~ Tad Dickens

Look for more in 2011.  The Keels tour dates as of 1/5/2011 are posted below.

Larry Keel has a fantastic 2010!

Keller & the Keels ~ Thief is #37 WNCW Top 100
Keller & the Keels ~ Thief is #86 ~ Americana Music Association Top 100
Keller & the Keels ~ Thief is #6 ~ Jambands Online Top 10

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“Keller and the Keels proved that teaming the creativity of Keller Williams and the musical prowess of Larry and Jenny Keel makes for some fine magic in ‘Thief,‘ an album that covers everyone from the Grateful Dead to the Butthole Surfers.” Best in Music 2010: The Corner News: Rock/Jam/Bluegrass By Wildman Steve
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Listed #4 live music event in Boone NC!
Larry Keel & Adam Aijala ~ “When flatpicking virtuoso Larry Keel teamed with Yonder Mountain String Band guitarist Adam Aijala, there was no doubt that strings would fly. The duo performed early 2010 at Boone Saloon, seeming to defy the laws of physics with their high-energy, expert picking (accompanied by plenty of grinning). Meanwhile, Keel’s wife and bassist, Jenny, mingled with the crowd, making good on the Keels’ grounded and friendly reputation.”
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Larry Keel Music Tour Dates

Larry Keel and Natural Bridge

Larry Keel – Guitar and Vocals Jenny Keel – Bass and Harmonies Mark Schimick – Mandolin and Vocals

02/03/11 LKNB Pisgah Brewing Company Black Mountain, NC
02/04/11 LKNB Clementine Cafe Harrisonburg, VA
02/05/11 LKNB The Otter House Fredericksburg, VA
02/10/11 LKNB Gerstles Place Louisville, KY
02/12/11 LKNB Spring Street Music Hall Johnson City, TN
02/18/11 LKNB Mountain State Brewing Company Thomas, WV
02/19/11 LKNB Dantes Bar Frostburg, MD
03/24/11 LKNB SUWANNEE SPRINGFEST Live Oak, FL
03/25/11 LKNB SUWANNEE SPRINGFEST Live Oak, FL
03/26/11 LKNB Pour House Charleston, SC
06/03/11 LKNB John Hartford Memorial Festival Bean Blossom, IN
06/04/11 LKNB SMILE FEST 2011 Pinnacle, NC
06/05/11 LKNB SMILE FEST 2011 Pinnacle, NC
06/11/11 LKNB Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall Of Fame And Uncle Pen Days Bean Blossom, IN
07/30/11 LKNB FLOYD FEST FLOYD, VA
07/31/11 LKNB FLOYD FEST FLOYD, VA

Keller and the Keels

Keller Williams – Guitar and vocals Larry Keel – Guitar and vocals Jenny Keel – Bass and Harmonies

01/13/11 Keller & the Keels VILAR CENTER FOR THE ARTS BEAVER CREEK, CO
01/14/11 Keller & the Keels SHERATON BALLROOM STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO
01/15/11 Keller & the Keels AGGIE THEATRE Fort Collins, CO
01/16/11 Keller & the Keels Boulder Theater BOULDER, CO

Larry Keel – Guitar and Vocals

01/21/11 Steep Canyon Rangers w/ Larry Keel The Orange Peel Asheville, NC

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