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Dave Keller

“A magnificent soul singer”  Elmore Magazine
 

"...songwriting genius” 
Living Blues


"...a force to be reckoned with as a guitarist” 
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Music Republic Magazine (UK)

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802-229-2737

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Meet Dave Keller

One of the premier torchbearers of Deep Soul and Roots music

His dynamic, high energy performances have earned him a legion of fans throughout the U.S. and Europe.  

 

Keller knows how to fill dance floors. But just as importantly, Keller connects with his fans in a real way. His good friend, Mississippi Soul/Blues master Johnny Rawls, calls Keller “The Soul Healer”

Breaking down the barrier between performer and audience. Using music as a healing force.  Creating an experience that everyone remembers long after the show is over.

 

Since 1993, Keller has performed many thousands of shows in New England, from his home base in Montpelier, VT.  The past decade has seen his star rise dramatically

Keller has earned plenty of national accolades and awards. He and his “tighter than tight” band (Blues Music Magazine) have performed in almost every state east of the Mississippi river, and quite a few west of it. His touring schedule regularly includes some of the largest and most respected festivals and venues in the U.S

With his recent European tour, and glowing articles in the European press (Rolling Stone FRANCE, Music Republic Magazine UK, etc.), Keller continues to expand his fanbase internationally.  

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3X BMA nominee Best Soul Blues Album

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The New Album

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It's Time To Shine
Tastee Tone Records, Aug 20
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Top Ten, Big Blues Radio Chart (Oct and Nov 2023)

 

Recorded live in a cabin in the Adirondack mountains of upstate New York. A dozen raw and unfiltered original songs.  

“...the joyous sound of talented musicians breathing as one, further establishing Keller as a contemporary artist to be reckoned with.”  – Blues Music Magazine

“World class” 4/5 stars – Downbeat

“...snaps and surges with palpable power...charged with conviction and melodic strength...Keller's guitar cracks off unsparing phrases...It's Time to Shine is...ready to give Soul Blues fanatics a Full Measure of Pleasure.”  – Living Blues

“No fillers, all killers.  Killer Keller is a snug fit nickname for the man based on this outing.  5 out of 5 stars.”  – Music Republic Magazine (UK)

Album Reviews

Featured in the Media

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Photo Credit: Laura Carbone

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Career Highlights

  • Full page profile in Rolling Stone (FRANCE) (2023)

  • Best Albums of the Year, Downbeat (2023, 2019, 2017)

  • Blues Music Award (BMA) nominee, Best Soul Blues Album (2022, 2019, 2014)

  • Blues Blast Music Award nominee, Best Male Artist (2021)

  • Blues Blast Music Award nominee, Best Soul Blues Album (2021, 2019, 2017)

  • One of “The 13 Best Blues Singers”, AXS.com (2018)

  • Featured in USA Today (2013)

  • Recorded with Al Green’s original Hi Rhythm Section (2013)

  • Winner, International Blues Challenge (IBC), Best Self-Produced Album (2012)

  • Performed with Mississippi Soul master Johnny Rawls (2010-2024)

  • Singer and co-writer, Ronnie Earl's BMA-nominated album, Living In The Light (2010)

  • Performed with mystical Soul guitarist Robert Ward (2000)

  • Mentored by Deep Soul singer Mighty Sam McClain (1998-2015)

  • Performed with Fontella Bass (“Rescue Me”) (1998)

Selected Performances

  • Ben & Jerry's One World One Heart Fest (VT)

  • Blues Music Awards Ceremony – 2X (w/ Ronnie Earl & Johnny Rawls) (TN)

  • North Atlantic Blues Fest – 3X (ME)

  • Pennsylvania Blues Fest (PA)

  • Crossroads Blues Fest (IL)

  • Discover Jazz Fest – 4X (VT)

  • Blues On The Chippewa (WI)

  • Reading Blues Fest – 2X (PA)

  • Great American Rib Fest (NH)

  • Allentown Blues & BBQ Fest (PA)

  • Honesdale Rhythm & Roots Fest (PA)

  • Waterville Blues, Brews Blues & Brats Fest (OH)

  • Gloucester Blues Fest (MA)

  • Bucks County Blues Fest (PA)

  • Riverside Blues & BBQ Fest (MA)

Tour History

*not including thousands of shows in Northeast U.S.

  • East Coast/Deep South Tours (2023, 2022, 2021, 2020)

  • Midwest Tours (2023, 2022, 2019 )

  • Europe Tour (2022)

  • California Tours (2019, 2017, 2013)

Discography

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2023​

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2013​

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2020​

2020​

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2018

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2016

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2011​

2009

2001

1998

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