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Keith Harkin is an Irish singer songwriter and guitar playing minstrel who has been singing his way into the hearts of music lovers since the wee age of four. His musical talents have brought him across the world from the UK to Canada to Australia to America and back, over and over again in his past eight years touring.
Since his first solo release, Keith has been writing all of his own material for his highly anticipated, second album “On Mercy Street”, to be released March, 11, 2016. This album takes a different, deeper more personal direction into Keith's musical styling.
Longtime friends and talented Producers, Andy Wright and Gavin Goldberg, took this album under their wings as if it were their own and helped Keith to bring his own style, sound and vibes to life in Sphere Studios, London. Keith's love for the classics (Don Henley, Glen Campbell, Tom Waits, Neil Young & Van Morrison show - to name a few) are reflected in his collection of folk-infused, acoustic pop sounds. Combined with his honey-thick voice and a full live band, Keith takes you on journey that creeps into his heart strings.
While working on his solo career, Keith also has continued to perform as a lead soloist in Celtic Thunder. His role in Celtic Thunder has brought him to write and record a number of his own songs for the show, as well as, perform for a vast audience Worldwide, including President Obama and the first Lady and recording numerous PBS specials.
During his time touring the States, he gained recognition from Grammy Award-winning Producer, David Foster, who then went on to sign Keith as one of his first artists to Verve Records. Keith released his first solo debut album with Foster and Verve Records, where they watched it soar to the number 1 spot on the Billboard charts.
When Keith isn't touring or recording, you can catch him at the beach surfing or continuing the gypsy travel life from adventure to adventure. But always with a guitar nearby.
August 9 // Omaha, NE - Reverb Lounge
August 11-13 // Cleveland, OH - Ohio Celtic Festival
August 15 // Lavallette, NJ (Jersey Shore) - VIP House Concert
August 16 // Amagansett, NY (Long Island) - Talk House
August 22 // St. John's Island, NL, Canada - Oriley's Pub
August 23 // Hallifax, NS, Canada - The Carleton
August 24 // Fredericton, NB, Canada - The Capitol Complex
August 30 // Hamilton, ON, Canada - The Casbah
August 31 // London, ON, Canada - VIP
September 2 // McHenry, IL - Chain O'Lakes Brew Co.
September 5 // Minneapolis, MN - Kieran's Irish Pub
September 9 // Winnipeg, MB, Canada - Garrick Hotel
September 11 // Saskatoon, SK, Canada - Village Guitars GA
September 11 // Saskatoon, SK, Canada - Village Guitars VIP
September 12 // Edmonton, AB, Canada - Needle Vinyl Tavern
September 13 // Calgary, AB, Canada - The Polomino Smokehouse
September 15 // Vancouver, BC, Canada - Guilt & Company
September 17 // Victoria, BC, Canada - Copper Owl
September 22 // Bellingham, WA - VIP House Concert (Night 1)
September 23 // Bellingham, WA - VIP House Concert (Night 2)
September 24 // Portland, OR - Alberta Street Pub
September 25 // Bend, OR - Volcanic Club
September 27 // Sacramento, CA - Harlows
September 30 // Los Angeles, CA - Hotel Cafe GA
September 30 // Los Angeles, CA - Hotel Cafe VIP
October 1 // Los Angeles, CA - Hotel Cafe GA
October 1 // Los Angeles, CA - Hotel Cafe VIP
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