Michael Keeth works hard to make music, share knowledge with others
By Amanda Dorta
Michael Keeth—a 30-year-old father and husband by day, and an ambient acoustic-rocker by night—comes layered with a bit of darkness and has just enough electric to be the perfect mix for any occasion.
Keeth has been through a 12-year process to invest in the materials needed to produce his own music, and he’s worked hard to obtain it all. Previously the front man for the bands Phallus, HOB and Roads of Rome, Keeth is now focusing on his solo career. With his heart throb good looks and his powerful rock vocals, he could easily be a contender on shows like The Voice.
Keeth also credits his success to the cultivation of good relationships. “It’s important to treat other people the way you want to be treated,” states Keeth “… I believe in honesty.”
His favorite part of making music is the fact that it allows him to pay his bills. Keeth has sold more than 250 copies of his record Shed the Skin in the past two months and supports his 2-year-old daughter and his “hard working, wonderful wife” through his performance schedule that extends up to six shows per week during season.
Keeth is currently working on his new album, Ten Year War.
Michael enjoys community collaboration and has been known to participate in public benefits. Keeth works with many local artists and is looking into offering a record-production program and a guitar-basics program to the members of Support and Education for Local Music and Arts. (Visit www.selmagrows.org for more information.)
Keeth performs at two desert locations during the off-season. You can find him from 8 to 11 p.m. every Friday and Saturday at the Westin Mission Hills Fireside Lounge in Rancho Mirage, and every Sunday from 9 p.m. to midnight at the Fireside Lounge restaurant and bar located at 696 S. Oleander in Palm Springs. (Two different Fireside Lounges) Keeth will also be performing this Thursday night at CV Weekly’s Mixer at Dickie O’Neal’s at 2155 N. Palm Canyon in Palm Springs.
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