The Dave Keller Band with James Montgomery & The Mighty Soul Drivers Set for Bridge Street Live, 11/23
The Dave Keller Band with special guest James Montgomery & The Mighty Soul Drivers at Bridge Street Live is set for Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $15 GA, $25 VIP and available at http://41bridgestreet.inticketing.com/events/350105. Dave Keller is one of the finest soul and blues men of his generation. He is the 2012 winner of the Best Self-Produced CD award at the Blues Foundation's International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, TN. About.com recently said, "Dave Keller is gonna be huge!," and it's starting to seem that way.
In 2009, after being discovered by legendary guitarist Ronnie Earl, Keller appeared as a singer and co-writer on Earl's BMA-nominated CD, Living In the Light. Next, blues and soul fans got to hear Keller with his own band on his all-original critically-acclaimed release Play for Love (Sept. 2009). In Oct. 2011, Keller released his latest gem: Where I'm Coming From. In addition to winning the IBC award, the CD reached #2 on B.B. King's Bluesville, Sirius/XM radio, for May 2012.
Far from an overnight success, Keller has paid his dues the old fashioned way: performing at hundreds of venues, and giving every show his all, for over close to 20 years.
Along the way, Keller has garnered excellent reviews from the U.S. blues magazines and bloggers, received airplay on over 200 radio stations (making it to #8 on Roots Music Report's blues chart), and picked up accolades from fellow musicians including deep soul legend Mighty Sam McClain, who isn't shy about telling the world, "Y'all check him out! He's for REAL!"
Keller keeps up a heavy performance schedule, touring with The Dave Keller Band: Ira Friedman on Hammond organ, Brett Hoffman on drums, and Gary Lotspeich on bass. He has also had the honor of backing up soul and blues greats including: Fontella Bass, Robert Ward, Ronnie Earl, Big Jack Johnson, and 2010 BMA Soul Artist of the Year, Johnny Rawls.
The Mighty Soul Drivers bring the classic Soul sounds of Memphis, Muscle Shoals, and Points South to the hills of New England. The Mighty Soul Drivers take their inspiration from the giants of Southern Soul - O.V. Wright, Percy Sledge, Otis Redding, and more, and combine that with contemporary tunes written in the classic style. The Mighty Soul Drivers turn every venue they play into a Soul dance party! The Mighty Soul Drivers made their debut at the 2012 Blues Challenge on May 17, 2012 at Black Eyed Sally's in Hartford CT- and won the preliminary challenge.