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Dave Keller Newsletter - August, 2012

posted at 11:43 am Tue Aug 14th, 2012 by (WherezIt_Staff)

Dave Keller  |  Montpelier, VT


Hello friends,


I know you're all busy enjoying summer sweetness, so I'll get right to the point:




Sat Aug 11, Harpoon Point-to-Point party, Windsor, VT, 3pm, VT Foodbank benefit bike-a-thon, party open to riders only, solo show,


Fri Aug 17, Vergennes Opera House, Vergennes, VT, 8pm.  "Roots to the Blues".  Very special evening with Mississippi soul/blues man Johnny Rawls, DKB, and an acoustic set from singer/songwriter extraordinaire Aaron Flinn.


Sat Aug 18, Dancing Trees Festival, Magic Lantern Theater, Bridgeton, ME, 5pm.  DKB backs Johnny Rawls, with Pete Finkle opening.


Sun Aug 19, Pete's Pizza and Blues Fest, 564 Crossover Rd, Brookfield, VT, 2pm.  Sets from Johnny Rawls, DKB, Derek Semler, and Michael Taub.  Everything from Piedmont acoustic blues picking to funky Mississippi soul.  This will be one for the books!   No cover.  BYOB.  Pete will be making pizzas in his outdoor oven.  Think Bread and Puppet, but Blues and Pizza.  For more info, contact Pete:


Sat Aug 25, Champlain Valley Expo, Essex, VT, sets throughout the afternoon, free with admission to expo


Sun Aug 26, Governor's Inn, Rochester, NH, 4pm


Mon Aug 27, Champlain Valley Expo, Essex, VT, sets throughout the afternoon, free with admission to expo


Thurs Aug 30, Moog's Place, Morrisville, VT, 8:30pm, solo show


Fri Aug 31, Salt Hill Pub, Newport, NH, 9pm, solo show


Sat Sept 1, Stratton Mt. Blues Fest, Winhall, VT, 4pm, with Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers, and Evan Goodrow Band


Sun Sept 2, Loon Mt. Family Festival, Lincoln, NH, 1pm


Thurs Sept 6, Bee's Knees, Morrisville, VT, 7:30pm


Sat Sept 8, Benefit for VT Veterans, Carpenter Park, Washington, VT, DKB at 1pm, with Houserockers at 10am


Thurs Sept 13, Brown's Market Bistro, Groton, VT, 7pm, solo show





Johnny Rawls and me at the Blues Music Awards, Memphis, TN, May, 2012, photo by Laura Carbone




Johnny  Rawls and me at the Blast Furnace Blues Fest, Sept. 2011, photo by Laura Carbone 






Listen and/or buy it at   (t-shirts and tank tops for sale there too; perfect for the beach.....)


Also, check out this great article from



Thanks for all your support!  Have a great rest o' the summer....


~Dave :)




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"Stunning...impassioned vocals...smooth delivery...honesty that can't be mitigated...fueled by infectious beats...a wise choice to recover some great lost soul music." — Michael Kinsman, Blues Revue

"SOULDRENCHED from the first song to the last! His music deserves to be heard around the world!"  — Michael Cloeren, Founder and Producer, Pocono and Pennsylvania Blues Festivals

"A hidden treasure. 4 out of 4 stars."  — Julien Crue, Soul Bag, Paris, France

"R&B gold"  — Dan Bolles, Seven Days, Burlington, VT

"Dave Keller -- A Vermont Treasure!"  — Governor Peter Shumlin

"Keller takes you back to the days when soul music really had soul. His voice, his guitar work, the excellent vocal harmonies and the fine band make "Where I'm Coming From" one of 2011's best records."  — Brett Fleming, WEVL, Memphis, TN

"It's the only CD I can listen to." — Johnny Rawls, Mississippi soulman

"Keller's voice has a depth and soul to it that has to make him one of the most talented unsigned artists around. [He] recalls an early Van Morrison meets Otis Redding. It's like a Stax/Volt party for a new generation."  — Chefjimi Patricola,

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"Dave Keller has seriously upped the ante for today's crop of soul singers."  — Sheryl and Don Crow, Nashville Blues Society

Harpoon Point-to-Point Windsor, VT Sat Aug 11 12 03:00 PM  
Taste of Woodstock Woodstock, VT Sat Aug 11 12 06:00 PM  
Vergennes Opera House Vergennes, VT Fri Aug 17 12 07:00 PM  
Dancing Trees Festival Bridgton, ME Sat Aug 18 12 04:00 PM Tickets
Pete's Blues Fest Brookfield, VT Sun Aug 19 12 02:00 PM  
Champlain Valley Expo Essex, VT Sat Aug 25 12 12:00 PM  
Governor's Inn Rochester, NH Sun Aug 26 12 04:00 PM  
Champlain Valley Expo Essex, VT Mon Aug 27 12 12:00 PM  
Moog's Place Morrisville, VT Thu Aug 30 12 08:30 PM  
Salt Hill Pub Newport, NH Fri Aug 31 12 08:00 PM  
Stratton Mt. Blues Festival Winhall, VT Sat Sep 01 12 12:00 PM  
Loon Mt. Family Festival Lincoln, NH Sun Sep 02 12 01:00 PM  
The Bee's Knees Morrisville, VT Thu Sep 06 12 07:30 PM  
Carpenter Park Washington, VT Sat Sep 08 12 10:00 AM Tickets
Browns Market Bistro Groton, VT Thu Sep 13 12 07:00 PM  
Spruce Peak Resort Stowe, VT Sat Sep 22 12 12:00 PM  
Salt Hill Pub Newport, NH Fri Sep 28 12 08:00 PM  
The Bee's Knees Morrisville, VT Thu Oct 04 12 07:30 PM  
Parker Pie Co. West Glover, VT Sat Oct 06 12 08:00 PM  
Chan's Woonsocket, RI Fri Oct 12 12 06:30 PM Tickets
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