Sun, Sep 17|
Plainfield Opera House
Three-time Blues Music Award nominee for Best Soul Blues Album
Time & Location
Sep 17, 2023, 4:00 PM
Plainfield Opera House, 18 High St, Plainfield, VT 05667, USA
About the event
Dave Keller: Album Release Concert
3:30 pm Doors / 4:00 pm Concert
$20 Suggested Donation
Dave Keller is an award-winning recording artist, a powerful performer, and a top-notch songwriter, bringing his thrilling shows to stages around the world. Join us for an intimate local performance in the heart of VT.
We encourage online reservations to ensure your seat.
If you need to pay with cash or check at the door, reserve your seat here with the pay at the door option.
We will have a limited number of tickets available when the doors open at 3:30 pm for those without advanced reservations.
Dave Keller has made quite a name for himself. He’s earned three Blues Music Award nominations for Best Soul Blues Album of the Year (2014, 2019, 2021). He won the International Blues Challenge’s Best Self-Produced Album Award (2012). He and his band tour constantly, performing at top festivals and venues throughout the U.S. and Europe, winning fans one livewire show at a time.
Thirty years ago, in the icy mountains of Vermont, Dave Keller set forth to play the music he loved: deep Blues. Self-taught as a singer, and armed with an old Yamaha acoustic guitar, Keller learned his lessons on the bandstand. Within a few years, he had switched to electric, put together a funky trio, and was gigging throughout New England. Turns out he had a knack for making people feel good. And writing memorable songs. Before long he had a small army of loyal fans.
Along the way, he fell in love with Memphis Soul. Mentors appeared. Mighty Sam McClain, one of the very deepest Soul/Blues singers, befriended Keller. Legendary guitarist Ronnie Earl (Roomful of Blues) invited Keller to sing and co-write with him (2010’s Living In The Light). Robert Ward, the mystic guitarist of Dry Branch, Georgia, struck up a friendship with Keller as well. And during the past decade, Keller has performed regularly with his close friend Mississippi Soul/Blues master Johnny Rawls.
So many unforgettable experiences: backing up Fontella Bass of “Rescue Me” fame, recording with Al Green’s original Hi Rhythm Section, hanging out in the studio with Bobby “Blue” Bland.
Today, Keller is a more than just a torchbearer for the music he loves. He is an award-winning recording artist, a powerful performer, and a top-notch songwriter, bringing his thrilling shows to stages around the world.