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Roots In The Blues

by Dave Keyes

Soulful rocking blues with some gospel thrown in for good measure. Think the Allman Bros. meets Jerry Lee Lewis by way of Ray Charles and Lowell George. With special guests Larry Campbell and Popa Chubby.
Genre: Blues: Rockin' Blues
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1. Blues Bearing Down
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2. Lovin' All the Time
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3. Bye Bye Baby
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4. All Black and Blue
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5. Down To the Bones
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6. Didn't It Rain
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7. Inside You
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8. The Crawl
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9. You're My Party
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10. Angels Keep Watching Over Me
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Album Notes
“A big old growl, some two fisted pianistics, and you’ve got a bump-‘n’-grind social music that accounts for Albert Ammons and Lowell George.” THE VILLAGE VOICE
Keyesland Records is proud to announce the release of keyboardist and band leader Dave Keyes’s 4th CD,
ROOTS IN THE BLUES, Oct 20th, 2009.
ROOTS IN THE BLUES is a diverse set of mostly original material that ranges from shuffles and rollicking boogie to soulful R&B, zydeco, country and solo gospel piano. It features special guests Larry Campbell (Levon Helm, Bob Dylan) and bluesmaster Popa Chubby. ROOTS IN THE BLUES was recorded at Skyline NYC and at Popa Chubby’s Serpentine Studio and is anchored by drummer Frank Pagano, and bassists Gary Frazier ( Joan Osborne) and Lincoln Schleifer.
Dave Keyes, a New York native, won the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Competition and his festival appearances include King Biscuit, Mississippi Valley, 3 appearances at the Cognac France Blues Fest, and annual appearances at Lugano Switzerland's Blues to Bop Festival among many others. Dave has also appeared at the Queen City Blues Fest’s legendary Arches solo piano stage.
The Dave Keyes Band was the house band for the nationally syndicated TV morning variety show The Ainsley Harriott Show seen on NBC by one million households throughout the country 5 days a week.
Dave Keyes has appeared regularly has appeared regularly with Popa Chubby, the late Odetta, and gospel legend Marie Knight, and worked as a sideman with such roots- music masters as Bo Diddley, Sleepy LaBeef, Carl Weathersby, Pam Tillis, Gladys Knight, Chuck Berry and David Johansen to name just a few. Dave was also the conductor for the Broadway production of Smokey Joe’s Cafe, featuring the music of Leiber & Stoller and sings and plays on the show’s Grammy Award winning soundtrack album.
“Dave Keyes has a rolling piano style with a solid left hand, and he sings in a fine form…Bootin’ arrangements sure to please fans of roots rock and boogie.” LIVING BLUES

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Michael Taub

The Real Deal
Dave Keyes is the real deal. He is one of those rare artists who is a link in the chain, whose commitment to his path of music and art has led him to a wonderful place. A true student of the blues, he has had the good fortune to learn from the masters, and this cd is proof of that. He has always had amazing chops, but now, he is the whole package. His vocals are heartfelt, and have that easy and free sound that comes from his heart. He has assembled a group of musicians whose talent and commitment matches his own, and the result is a great album that shares life's lessons and ups and down in a way that is uplifting. From the rockin' jump blues of Blues Bearing Down, he moves effortlessly through gospel, cajun and contemporary americana. Particular favorites of mine are 'Inside of You', with Larry Campbell's great dobro, and the two solo piano numbers, 'Didn't It Rain' and 'Angels Keep Watching Over Me'. These are tributes to Marie Knight and Odetta, who Dave accompanied until their passings. I know these ladies are looking down at Dave with joy, knowing that he is keeping their lights shining bright all around the world. Buy this one.
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