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A self-described wanderer, Berkshires-based indie-folk singer-songwriter Billy Keane has
cultivated more than his share of lived-in experience. Australia-born and Connecticut-raised, he
began singing in church, with an early draw towards any instrument he could get his hands on.
“I’m a person who feels most authentic relative to other people when I’m communicating
through music,” he says. Over the last two years as a solo artist, Keane has paved his way as
one of the most exciting new acts in the indie-folk genre through extensive touring with his
backing band The Waking Dream, adding an open-format and psychedelic footprint to Keane’s
catalog, supporting acts such as Molly Tuttle & The Golden Highway, The Gin Blossoms and
Town Mountain, receiving regular play across Sirius XM’s The Spectrum and critical acclaim in
American Songwriter, No Depression, Under The Radar and Relix Magazine.

Eking his way out of high school, Keane traveled, spending time in Brooklyn, Africa, Seattle, and
working as a commercial deep sea diver in Louisiana. Years spent globetrotting honed his
experiential observations, a trait deeply infused in his music.

Keane is constantly sifting through the details, searching for a better understanding—of himself;
of meaning, broadly; of the world at large. His sophomore album, Oh, These Days, (Out
September 8, 2023) is a collection he describes as the most authentic capture of the sound that
he hears resonating within his own heart: sonically, ushered into being by the production of
James Wallace (Skyway Man), this translates to an amalgam of guitar, piano, synth, organ and
harmonica weaving through his smooth, country-tinged vocals as he wanders through
open-ended transition, reflection and contemplation. His superpower as a songwriter and
storyteller is identifying the threads of connection between us all—whether the experience of
simply observing the beauty of fresh flowers in a vase, finding a deeper understanding of
unconditional love, or saying goodbye with admiration. “It’s an infectious folk rock rave-up,
pushing forward with irrepressible energy and sincere charm,” shared Under The Radar
Magazine about the collection of songs.

“I’ve always tried to walk my path authentically, and that path has led me to all kinds of
interesting, foreign, strange places,” he says. “Along the way, I’ve certainly made mistakes, wrong
turns, sometimes staying too long, sometimes leaving too soon. But somehow, throughout all of
that, a thing lands on my shoulder over and over again, a thing with so much power and depth
and breadth that everything else seems to not exactly fade away but to take its place in the
proper order of things.”

“I think that thing is the present moment, mixed with a dose of gratitude and a pinch of wonder,”
he continues. “That thing can take many forms, and sometimes that form is a bunch of fresh
flowers, sitting right in front of me on the table, beautiful and humble and entropic and fleeting.”

Now settled in Massachusetts, Keane gained notoriety touring with The Whiskey Treaty
Roadshow prior to his solo project. The five-person collective of songwriters garnered acclaim

for their live shows melding Americana, rock and folk music and touring along both coasts,
earning slots at acclaimed festivals and receiving critical praise from Rolling Stone and Paste
among others. Over the years, Keane has performed at venues and festivals around the US, in
many formats, from Nateva in Maine, FreshGrass at Mass MoCA to SXSW in Austin. Among
many other co-writes, Billy has been invited to participate in several residencies, including the
Freshgrass festival’s Fresh Songs organization in partnership with the House Of Songs. He has
shared stages with such notable names as James Taylor, Yo Yo Ma, The Gin Blossoms, Blues
Traveler and many more.

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