Award winning songwriter and flatpicker Larry Keel has taken the orders of quarantine and social distancing seriously.
On his new album “American Dream”, Keel wrote, played, and produced every song himself.
An acoustic guitar virtuoso, Keel plays the mandolin, upright bass, electric guitar, and banjo on the new album. He even ventures beyond his normal Bluegrass playing with some folk rock, pop, and even moody psychedelic tunes on the album.
Keel spoke on the new album saying, “I consider this album to be a culmination of my deepest and most sincere thoughts, up to now. In spite of the turbulent times happening when I wrote most of these songs, I felt really centered and energized to just say exactly what was on my mind through lyrics and music For me, this was a positive experience in starting a conversation through this recording. Hopefully it resonates with someone out there.”
A prolific songwriter and multi instrumentalist, Keel has been a part of some two dozen albums; whether it be as a producer or performer. He has worked with numerous Nashville greats including Bill Monroe, Tony Rice, Vassar Clements, John Hartford, Keller Williams, Leftover Salmon, Little Feat, the String Cheese Encident, Tyler Childers, Del McCoury and The Infamous Stringdusters, and Billy Strings.
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