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Thu, Jul 02


Bowie’s Nashville

John Keathley

Multi-instrumentalist John Keathley taps, strums, kicks, and whistles his way through the town, and he means business.

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John Keathley
John Keathley

Time & Location

Jul 02, 2020, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Bowie’s Nashville, 174 3rd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201, USA

About The Event

Guitar, harmonica, a little bit of bass, piano, and drums are among some of the instruments that homie John Keathley primarily plays.

Basically, he plays a little bit of everything. Given his multi-talent, John formulated a one man band, sitting perched on a cajón, maybe a kick drum for his right foot, a jangling tambourine on his left foot, his trusty acoustic guitar in his hands, and an old school harmonica almost floating in front of his bearded face, secured around his neck by one of those cyborg-looking holder things. Think along the lines of Shaky Graves, not so much Dick van Dyke in Mary Poppins; John sits down during his sets and never ties huge cymbals around his knees.

John would play live acoustic sets with his guitar, but his true musical genius lies behind a drum kit. One day while working at Guitar Center, boredom crept into John’s head. To fight the bore monster, he began to experiment in the percussion section at Guitar Center, sitting with a kit and aimlessly plucking at some guitar’s strings; and voila, a one-man band was born. John’s preference, though, is to play and perform with other guitarists and the whole band shebang. While he has fun playing all sorts of instruments at once, John admits that it is difficult to fully concentrate, since he’s constantly multitasking.

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