JIM KELLER +
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With a voice aged by time, whiskey and promises, Jim Keller’s got the sound of someone who could have been Tom Petty’s therapist. He’s made four solo albums to date: Sunshine In My Pocket (2005), Soul Candy (2011), Heaven Can Wait (2014), and his most recent release, By No Means(2021) produced by Mitchell Froom and featuring David Hidalgo.
A composer, musician, producer, and manager, Jim Keller is a bit of a musical jackknife – a statesman of those intoxicatingly simple yet covertly multidimensional tunes that speak to something both nostalgic and contemporary.
Keller first got attention years ago when, as part of San Francisco group Tommy Tutone, he co-wrote and performed “867-5309” (“Jenny Jenny”), a classic power pop tune that made 80’s radio so listenable.
After migrating to New York, he jumped the fence, running Philip Glass’s publishing company and taking over management of Glass’s career as director of Dunvagen Music. Remaining a cult figure in the music business, Keller’s gigs at New York’s Lakeside Lounge and The Rockwood Music Hall are legendary. If the best players in town weren’t on stage with him, they were in the audience, singing along, playing along, making the sort of noise that would get you locked up in a lesser town.
“Listening to Jim Keller’s music makes me feel like I have big plans, no worries and all of my hair.” – Tom Waits