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Billy Keane

Bright Series: Billy Keane & The Waking Dream

Inspired by James Taylor, Pete Seeger & Dylan, Billy Keane's truth-seeking, contemplative roots music is infused with rock, folk & country

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Date and time

Friday, Dec 15, 2023
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866



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About this event

Writing and performing since his preteens, Billy Keane’s adventures have taken him all around the world, within various communities, and throughout various phases of inspiration and experience. From college drop out to world traveler, to commercial deep sea diver, to socially minded traveling singer songwriter entrepreneur, his path has been a winding one. He is a wanderer, a taker of the scenic route. To live lightly, to seek truth, to live a life of contemplative, empathetic expression and creativity – these are the foundations of Keane’s life philosophy, and can be found thematically throughout much of his writing. 

His sound – a blend of neo folk/Americana with indie rock and country – is inspired by his life, his many adventures, and his insatiable curiosity about the world at large. He can be found performing his resounding anthemic songs either as a solo act, or with his touring band, The Waking Dream, sharing the stage with James Taylor, Yo-Yo Ma, Molly Tuttle, The Gin Blossoms, Blues Traveler and many others. 

In addition, Keane co-founded the award-winning, collaborative songwriter side project project, The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow, which features Steve Gorman of The Black Crowes, and Pat Sansone of Wilco. sums up Keane’s music beautifully: “The Berkshire, MA-based songwriter delivers with authority and grit in his voice – he knows where you’ve been, because he’s been there, too.”

Made possible by a generous gift from Kevin & Claudia Bright