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Free First Friday feat. Keeton Coffman, Taylor Young, and Michael Witt
May 3, 2019 @ 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.
Armed with a stage presence as poignant and moving as his vocal delivery, Michael Witt is a singer/songwriter from Bryan, Texas that delivers unwavering sincerity and emotion in his music. Michael’s unapologetically honest songwriting and emotive live performances are indicative of a musical wisdom far beyond his years. After spending his teen years writing and learning various instruments, Michael has developed his signature sound into a unique blend of acoustic-driven folk and electric indie energy that has drawn comparisons to Ben Howard. These elements come together to create an ethereal atmosphere that perfectly accompanies his vivid storytelling. Michael’s debut EP “As A Brother” is out now on all major music platforms.