Larry Keel is described by some reviewers as
the most powerful, innovative and all-out ex-
hilarating acoustic flatpicking guitarist perform-
ing today. Keel has absorbed the best lessons
from his Bluegrass family upbringing, both sides
deeply steeped in the rich mountain music
culture and heritage of Southwest Virginia.
From there, he has always integrated that solid
musical grounding and natural-born talent with
his own incomparable approach to flatpicking
the guitar and composing original music. Keel
finished first place twice at the flatpicking con-
test at Telluride Bluegrass Festival, but his guitar
work never seems flashy. Instead, the mood is
laid-back. With Keel’s gruff, down-to-earth de-
livery, a band of seasoned live performers, and influences from folk and progressive bluegrass to jazz and reggae, The Larry Keel Experience is an exciting mix impossible to pigeonhole.