“From the moment Keeton Coffman took the stage, it was painfully obvious that this guy belongs in front of a crowd at all times” (Houston Press).
Heartland Rock and Roll perhaps best describes Coffman’s wide ranging style on his first full length album, Killer Eyes.
From the heel-stomping corner pub song “What We’re Reaching For” and the dancehall flavor of “Ellie” and “Killer Eyes” to the Gospel infused “The Mountain“, Keeton’s style of music evokes the small town Texas sound he grew up with, matched with the knuckle and grit of his true Rock and Roll soul.
- The Mountain
- The Race
- What We’re Reaching For
- Killer Eyes
- The Tribe
- Heart In Pocket
- Let Her Go
- The Memory
Verdict: (4 / 5)
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Blurb from Noisetrade
“The 11 track full length’s breadth is furthered by the stillness and melodic perfection found in folk based “The Race”, “Promise” and “The Memory” – tunes that quickly show us Coffman’s love for the great sonic storytellers (Springsteen, Petty, Fleetwood Mac) and his life-long quest to follow in their footsteps.
A seasoned performer, comfortable in his own skin and with the invisible scars of a blue collar songwriter, Coffman lives and breathes his music.
Songwriting is and has always been his outlet and it serves him well. “As a songwriter, the greatest blessing is that people find themselves in your songs.
That’s what this record is about.”