The Keel Brothers CD

This studio recording captures a major aspect of Larry Keel's formation as a master flatpicking guitarist and a preserver of Appalachian and classic American Country music. It was Larry's older brother Gary (older by 12 years) who taught him to play the guitar at age 7, and bought him his first instrument. The "Keel Brothers" Duet Guitar project is the long overdue recording that finally grants the listener a glimpse into the fantastic family energy that launched young Larry into virtuoso playing by the age of 17. The Keel Brothers consider that their music is deeply rooted in their father Jim Keel's generation and his musical tastes, drawing on selections from the earliest Stanley Brothers (whose hometown is near Clintwood, Virginia- the hometown of the Keels), Hank Williams, Doc and Merle Watson, Classic Country Gentlemen, fiddle tunes and flatpicking guitar tunes and old ballads that were always a part of the weekly "jam sessions" of the Keels' large circle of Bluegrass picker-friends. Perhaps the most enjoyable aspect of The Keel Brothers project is the happiness that pervades this recording. It is obvious that the Brothers are having a great time putting down into a permanent "record" these tunes that were absorbed during a youth spent in seizing every waking moment to play music: on the porch, in the kitchen while Mom's cooking, at family and community picnics, cake walks, VFW benefits. And at night, while the rest of the family and the world's asleep, Larry and Gary would be closed up in one of their bedrooms picking and recording long into the night.

1- Bless Your Beautiful Hide mp3
2- Catfish John mp3
3- Over The Waterfall mp3
4- Little Pink mp3
5- John Henry mp3
6- Rosewood Casket mp3
7- Wheels mp3
8- I Don't Love Nobody mp3
9- Down By The Waterfall mp3
10- Rattlesnake Bit The Baby mp3
11- Ramblin' Man mp3
12- Old Spinning Wheel mp3
13- Woodpecker Song mp3