Bleu Edmondson

Bleu Edmondson

With The Future Ain't What It Used To Be, Bleu Edmondson‟s long-awaited follow-up to 2007‟s critically acclaimed Lost Boy, the southern-fried country rocker embarked on a search for truth, stripping back layers of regret, loss, and longing to uncover a renewed, albeit somewhat painfully soul-baring, view of himself and the world around him. He dug deeper into what the music meant to him as a musician, a writer and a man. "Writing is like holding up a mirror to those darkest corners of our lives that we keep hidden," confides the raspy-throated singer. "It‟s not always a pretty reflection, but it‟s real and it matters." The collection of songs ministers to the saint and the sinner in each of us. It is an amalgamation of those touch points and influences that give us permission to question, confront and raise a little hell on Saturday night.

Brian Keane

“It’s a theme that keeps popping up naturally,” Brian Keane explains referring to his new album titled Coming Home. “It’s an emotion I’ve felt each week as I really learned what the road is like the last year and a half.” It’s a theme that finds its way into almost every song on his new album, set to release in January 2014. For an artist and songwriter who falls into both the Americana and Red Dirt genres, Keane has been extremely busy touring 150 days a year and promoting his most recent single off the upcoming record, “Easy to Say Goodbye”, which was recently featured on Lifetime’s Army Wives. This constant state of travel allows him to continuously experience the emotions of coming home to Nashville, and to his wife and new baby girl.

Born and raised in the small town of Seneca, South Carolina, Keane skipped college to take a steady gig as a keyboard player and quickly discovered his love for songwriting. He made his debut record, “I Ain’t Even Lonely” on a shoestring budget in his third floor Austin apartment while working as an auto-mechanic. It paid off. “I Ain’t Even Lonely” was overwhelmingly adored by critics, and reached #12 on the national Americana Airplay chart. In addition to his own hits, he has helped to pen many of his friends’ as well: Micky and the Motorcars’ “Any Longer Any More”, Cory Morrow’s “Glass Houses”, William Clark Green’s recent #1 “She Likes the Beatles”, and Hayes Carll’s “She Left Me for Jesus” which earned both writers an Americana Song of the Year Award.

Even with these sought after accolades, things really began to take off for Keane when he released his sophomore effort, “90 Miles an Hour” in 2011. His debut Red Dirt country single, “I’ll Sing About Mine (The Tractor Song)” written with Adam Hood, shot to #2 on the charts. He won over audiences everywhere – despite being honest enough to ruffle some feathers. With lyrics like “because tractors ain’t sexy and workin’ is hard for small town people like me/ and the radio’s full of rich folks singing ’bout places they’ve never seen”, it wasn’t surprising when The Josh Abbott Band covered the song a year later and took it back up the same chart to #1. Keane also had two songs from the album (“Spinning Wheels” and “90 Miles an Hour”) featured on the hit ABC primetime show Nashville.

With his new collection of no-bull, straight from the heart songs with subjects ranging from breaking up (“Why Can’t You Have Cheated”), to growing up (“You Can’t Go Home”), to his well-worn observations in dive bars (“Bar Lights”), Keane is sure to provide his fans with yet another window into his world. Produced by his favorite producer/bass player and wife, Rachel Loy, Coming Home has allowed Keane to delve deeper into his own life experiences to develop his creations. “It’s been by far the easiest, most fun recording experience I’ve ever had. I can’t wait to get it out there.” Combine undeniable honesty with a sharp wit on-stage, a lyrical gift beyond his years, a badass band, and the courage to say exactly how he feels to anyone, anywhere and you have Brian Keane: A hardworking storyteller and a true artist.

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Bleu Edmondson with Brian Keane

Friday, August 30 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at John T. Floore Country Store

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