Free First Friday feat. Keeton Coffman, Taylor Young, and The Docs
May 3 @ 7:30 pm
Keeton Coffman is at his core, a songwriter.
“From the moment Keeton Coffman took the stage, it was painfully obvious that this guy belongs in front of a crowd at all times” (Houston Press). Heartland Rock and Roll perhaps best describes Coffman’s wide ranging style on his first full length album, Killer Eyes. From the heel-stomping corner pub song “What We’re Reaching For” and the dancehall flavor of “Ellie” and “Killer Eyes” to the Gospel infused “The Mountain”, Keeton’s style of music evokes the small town Texas sound he grew up with, matched with the knuckle and grit of his true Rock and Roll soul.
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas. Was a touring rock drummer, a psychedelic robed percussionist, and frontman for a folk-country duo. Now I have a bunch of new songs…kinda country, kinda spacey, kinda pop. Started off as a touring/recording drummer for Young Heart Attack, Polyphonic Spree, PW Long, Young James Long, Hi-Fi Drowning, Hundred Inevitables in the US, UK, Canada, Europe, Australia supporting David Bowie, MC5, White Stripes, J Mascis, Morrissey, Sonic Youth at Reading Festival, Leeds Festival, Pukkelpop Festival, Jay Leno, MTV, A.V. Club, 3voor12.
Moved on to singing/guitar for The O’s in US, UK, Europe, Steamboat MusicFest, Hammersmith Apollo, Liverpool Empire, The Hydro, Allen Event Center, Pappy & Harriets, Granada Theater supporting Old 97’s, Del Amitri, Little Big Town, Brian Setzer Orchestra, The Jayhawks, Ben Kweller, Christian Bush of Sugarland, Justin Townes Earle, Joe Ely, Billy Joe Shaver, Turnpike Troubadours, Norman Blake of Teenage Fanclub.
The Docs are a group of friends with the collective goal of creating a self identifiable rock sound. Since its inception, the Docs have emerged out of College Station blending sounds and styles in an effort to re-envision rock and roll.
Formed in 2010, The Docs have released a self-titled demo, a self produced EP “Seasons”, and a debut LP “Audacious” produced by Grammy nominated producer Chris “Frenchie” Smith.
The Docs have accrued accolades over the years, sharing stages with Bob Schneider, Black Pistol Fire, Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights, Whiskey Myers, the Weeks, Leopold and His Fiction, Sol Cat and countless other nationally-acclaimed acts while also rocking huge festivals such as the Pecan Street Festival, Rock The Republic, Firefest, Chilifest, and SXSW.
In short, The Docs are continuing to perfect their craft, creating a sound recognizable in its own right.