Barry Keenan, A Modern Artist In A Classic Rock Tradition…. By Michelle Williams
Barry Keenan is an amazing and prolific songwriter. In addition to writing his own music, he writes songs for other artists. Barry has also written songs for movies and television, including four songs for the movie, “Kick Boxer” and his music has been used for the NBC soaps, “Another World” and “Passions.”
Barry became interested in music when he was nine years old and started taking accordion lessons. He picked up the guitar around age thirteen and his first song was inspired by a broken heart when he was in the tenth grade. Today, Barry plays many instruments; piano, guitar, violin, drums, to name a few and he played all the instruments on his new CD, “My Brain” which is a brilliant album.
Mr. Keenan also helps other artists find the sound they want, as well as producing and mixing his own CDs. He has worked with many big names in the music industry; Adam Ant, The Cranberries, White Zombie and many others. Barry hasn’t toured much in recent years because he has a young family at home and loves being hands on father to his three children. The tender heart of this family man is evident in his beautiful music.
In the past year or so, Barry has been writing songs with Brooke Halpin and they formed the band, 3 Keepin Lane with Voyce McGinnley III and David Lane. An article in Music Connection Magazine described them as having “enough electricity to light up a stadium
He has also been producing new songwriter, Sean Flynn (Zoey 101) and he has been working closely with Trevor McShane on his new album. Barry has had some success with his beautiful single, “Our Comfortable Lives” which speaks about war in a way which only Barry Keenan can. This single was produced by vetern producer, Mandi Martin is currently climbing the Living With War Today song chart on Neil Young’s website.
Barry Keenan is originally from Boston and New York but his voice and musical style have been compared to the Beatles. He has many songs that rock out and are fun to jam with. The driving vocals and pounding beat are a must for any Rock music lover. The ballads he sings are breathtaking and timeless. The imagery and the prose are unforgettable. Give yourself a treat and visit Barry’s music page, http://www.myspace.com/barrykeenanmusic
You can also visit www.barrykeenan.com