Flatpicking guitar phenom Larry Keel is set to release a his 15th album, Experienced, on February 26, 2016. Keel has a variety of musical formats swirling around the calendar each year: look out for his core band, The Larry Keel Experience (featuring Will Lee on 5 string banjo and vocals and Jenny Keel on upright bass and vocal harmonies). They are set to embark on an album release tour starting in late February with stops throughout the north and south eastern States including a couple of sets at Suwannee Springfest in Live Oak, FL and a lot of pickin’ gig on at Aiken Bluegrass Festival in South Carolina. See Larry’s full list of tour dates below including a few early February dates with Keller & the Keels, as well as All-star shows in Hawaii leading up to Valentine’s Day and at Winter Wondergrass in Vail in mid-February.
Experienced includes seven tracks and is an entirely original work that showcases both Larry’s and bandmate Will Lee’s exceptional songwriting, singing and jaw-dropping instrumental performances, accompanied by Keel’s equally talented wife Jenny Keel. It was recorded at Wally Cleaver Studio in Fredericksburg, VA with engineer (and guest drummer) Jeff Covert and mastered by the award-winning industry great Bill Wolf (Willie Nelson, Tony Rice, Doc Watson) in Arlington, VA.
2/04 Thu - Plaza Live - Orlando, FL*
2/05 Fri - Jannus Live - St. Petersburg, FL*
2/06 Sat - b.e. easy Music & Arts Festival - Lake Worth, FL
2/12-13 Fri-Sat - Charleys Restaurant and Saloon - Paia, HI
2/19-20 Fri-Sat - WinterWonderGrass - Vail, CO
2/26 Fri - Shepherdstown Opera House - Shepherdstown, WV
2/27 Sat - Gypsy Sally’s - Washington, DC
3/03 Thu - Rabbit Hole - Charlotte, NC ^
3/04 Fri - Charleston Pour House - Charleston, SC ^
3/05 Sat - Tifton Rhythm & Ribs Festival - Tifton, GA
3/18-19 Fri-Sat - Suwannee Springfest - Live Oak, FL
3/24 Thu - The Jefferson Theater - Charlottesville, NC <
3/25 Fri - Asheville Music Hall - Asheville, NC
3/30 Wed - Plain Folk Cafe - Pleasant Plain, OH
4/2 Sat - Woodlands Tavern - Columbus, OH
4/3 Sun - Elk Creek Cafe - Millheim, PA
5/7 Sat - Sleepy Creek Spring Ding on the Potomac - Berkeley Springs, WV
The Keels w/ Special Guests
5/13-14 Fri-Sat - - Aiken Bluegrass Festival - Aiken, SC >
^ w/ Jon Stickley Trio
< w/ The Woodshedders
> Friday LKE set, Sat Keller and Keels as well as Larry Keel All-star jam with Vince Herman, Mimi Naja, Paul, Anders Beck and more!