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Soul Changes, 2014


"It's one of the best records I've ever heard." -- Ronnie Earl, legendary blues guitarist

"The Playlist -- one of 10 intriguing tracks found in the week's listening: '17 Years', Dave Keller - Recorded with vets from Hi and Stax, this Keller (co-written) tune evokes soul's '60s heyday."  -- Jerry Shriver, USA TODAY

"Every song on here is a gem." -- Richie, WFOS, Chesapeake, VA

"#1 with a bullet!  "17 Years" - Most requested song of the week." -- Richard Carr, CKIA, Quebec City, QC, CANADA

4 out of 5 stars -- Julien Crue, Soul Bag, Paris, FRANCE

"For lovers of soul music, this is an absolute must." -- Freddy Celis, Rootstime, BELGIUM

"Soul Changes is, hands down, my favorite record of this year.  Son of a gun, you've got pure soul running through your veins.  This record swoops, hollers, makes me cry, makes me smile, and simply moves me." -- Brett Fleming, WEVL, Memphis, TN

"Arguably, this backing band represents the greateset collection of soul musicians alive today.  "17 Years" is tormented, tortured soul at its best.  The strength of this CD will have me re-visiting past Keller albums to see what I've been missing." -- Bill Mitchell, Blues Bytes

"A superb songwriter and storyteller... Over the years I have heard them all, from the giants to the legends and Dave Keller has what it takes to join their ranks.  He is, without question, the real deal, pouring it out with heart, soul and a power that emanates from the deepest regions of the heart.  This is the finest soul I've heard since the early days.  Give him a listen...you won't be disappointed." -- Bill Wilson, Billtown Blues

"...devastatingly powerful...Soul Changes proves again that Keller is a real deal soul man and tasteful guitarist." -- Jim Hynes, Elmore Magazine

"His honeyed-and-whiskeyed voice makes him sound like a man who has known hurt and found redemption... he inhabits the songs more than just sings them...Keller evokes the period when soul stood for something real, unlike the polished confections of pop." -- Steve Horowitz, PopMatters

 

Where I'm Coming From, 2011


"SOULDRENCHED from the first song to the last!  His music deserves to be heard around the world!" -- Michael Cloeren, Founder and Producer, Pocono and Pennsylvania Blues Festivals

"It's the only CD I can listen to." -- Johnny Rawls, Mississippi soulman

"Stunning...impassioned vocals...smooth delivery...honesty that can't be mitigated...fueled by infectious beats...a wise choice to recover some great lost soul music." -- Michael Kinsman, Blues Revue

"Keller takes you back to the days when soul music really had soul.  His voice, his guitar work, the excellent vocal harmonies and the fine band make "Where I'm Coming From" one of 2011's best records." -- Brett Fleming, WEVL, Memphis, TN

"A hidden treasure.  4 out of 5 stars." -- Julien Crue, Soul Bag

"One of my favorite CDs of the year, and you know how many I get."  -- James Nagel, DJ, KPFT, Houston, TX

"One of the best releases I've heard all year." -- Scott Hammer, Hambone's Blues Party, WDCB, Chicago, IL

"Love, love, love the new CD!" -- Dar Lopez, Sunday Blues with Dar, WKPX, Miami, FL

 "Dave Keller has seriously upped the ante for today's crop of soul singers." -- Sheryl and Don Crow, Nashville Blues Society

"Keller's voice has a depth and soul to it that has to make him one of the most talented unsigned artists around.  [He] recalls an early Van Morrison meets Otis Redding.  It's like a Stax/Volt party for a new generation." -- Chefjimi Patricola, Blues411.com

"...frankly amazing vocals...you won't get many opportunities to hear music as soulful and well realised as this." -- LiveUnsigned.com

"R&B gold" -- Dan Bolles, Seven Days, Burlington, VT

"Blue-eyed soul that sounds like it was made along the Hi/Stax/Muscle Shoals/Malaco axis by Delbert McClinton's illegitimate son----and this guy is from New England.  A solid does of all night, gut bucket, roadhouse soul that doesn't stop just because the sun is coming up." -- Midwest Record

"Glorious!  The music is smooth, seductive, full of feeling, and yes, soulful.  Dave Keller does a masterful job of singing and performing these classic soul tunes." -- BarrelhouseBlues.com

"Dave Keller -- A Vermont Treasure!" -- Governor Peter Shumlin

Play For Love, 2009


"...the best unsigned bluesman on the scene today."  -- Rev. Keith A. Gordon, About.com

"Not only can this guy sing, but his guitar work borders on being an all out slinger..." -- Planet Weekly

"Off the cuff spontaneity and a reckless joie de vivre.  This is deep in the real deal." -- Midwest Record

"Keller goes deeper with his songwriting than most modern blues artists dare to." -- Kevin Brown, The Spiel

"It's very compelling -- a beautiful record with no pretensions." -- Paul Rishell
"Keller is as much a soul artist - think Clarence Carter, Chuck Jackson, Jerry Butler, Curtis Mayfield and especially Boz Scaggs - as a blues player, and wears both hats well." -- Vintage Guitar

"Keller proves a fine bandleader and an incisive guitarist in the no-note-wasted-mold of Steve Cropper [with] expressive and sincere vocals always at the heart of things." -- Tom Hyslop, Blues Revue

"In addition to being a fine singer, Keller is also an excellent guitarist, bringing to mind multitalented artists like James Hunter." -- Graham Clarke, Blues Bytes

"The credits say he is from Vermont, but his voice and guitar playing say he's right from the heart.  Dave has a great voice, some very strong messages, and excellent musicians.  I have played this CD over and over.  It slows down your life and makes you thankful for things that perhaps you had forgotten.  Thanks Dave." -- Barry Faust, Smoky Mountain Blues Society

READ the GREAT review from About.com HERE

 


not exactly a quote, but song lyrics from my daughter Havvah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original Blues and Soul

"Your music is just very, very beautiful." --Ronnie Earl, renowned blues guitarist

"He's for REAL. Y'all check him out!" --Mighty Sam McClain, deep soul legend

"It's going to be necessary to put Vermont on the map of blues and soul." --Jacques Perin, "Soul Bag", Paris, France

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