Saturday, November 19 / 10:30 p.m.
Blues After Party
Cheers American Bistro @ DoubleTree
Tickets: Free

Vermont may not be known for being a hotbed for blues, but guitarist/singer/songwriter Dave Keller has been building his career there since 1993.

He has earned three BMA nominations for Best Blues/Soul Album, and won the International Blues Challenge award for Best Self-Released CD for his 2011 album, “Where I’m Coming From.”

The Massachusetts native started playing guitar at 16, and sang in his first band at 20. It was a late start, but he more than made up for it by finding the best mentors: soul singer Mighty Sam McClain, soul guitarist Robert Ward, acoustic blues master Paul Rishell and soul/blues man Johnny Rawls.

After singing as a guest on Ronnie Earl’s 2010 album, “Living in the Light,” his career took off. His latest album, “You Get What You Give” (2020), features original duets with guests, including Rawls and Dawn Tyler Watson. All proceeds from sales go to groups working for racial justice and equity.

Dave Keller Trio Web Page