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David Keenan is a twenty four year old Irish songwriter
whose words seem to walk a fine line between poetry and
prose with a voice that grabs you by the scruff and takes
you by the hand into his world of imagination.
Inspired by escapism and lyrical greats such as Yeats,
Kavanagh, Dylan and Cohen he embodied the role of a
down and outs young apprentice and scoured the streets
of Liverpool and London for experience before taking
his notes and embryonic ideas back home to dissect.
In Keenan the Irish storytelling tradition is alive
and well and his live performances are both spiritual
and intense in equal measure.
2017 saw David release his first single Cobwebs through
Barrack Street Records with a video directed by Myles
Cobwebs "This stopped me dead in my tracks"
David Keenan is one of our best he is extraordinary,
it's our duty to support fine talent when we hear it,
see it, experience it " Glen Hansard
"David has it all,voice,guitar playing,lyrics,he's
a master of all three.Instead of Patrick Kavanagh and
Luke Kelly what springs to mind and life for me is Van
the Man and Kavanagh with a luscious lilt,growing like
a wildflower,sublime" Damien Dempsey
"The first time I heard David Keenan I knew he
had something special....a lyricism and musical wisdom
that most artists can only dream of. David not only
dreams of it, he does t for real. A gifted Singer-Songwriter
who has pulled me right in, right where I want to
be. It's a beautiful place"-Fiachna Ó Braonáin
Not just another young lad with an acoustic guitar,
Keenan is the sound of Tim Buckley and Brendan Behan
arguing over a few jars, while Kavanagh deals Dylan
a suspicious hand of cards, and Anthony Cronin and Jack
Kerouac furiously try to scribble it all down. Hotpress
"The 24 year old with the brooding aura, intense
gaze and floppy haircut is difficult to figure out but
it's indisputable that he is a excellent songwriter,
mature beyond his years with a natural talent for that
storytelling tradition" The Sunday Times