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Keith Burnstein

Keith Burnstein is a New Orleans based singer-songwriter and pianist who pens timeless tunes to live by. His is a new American songbook, one that draws as much from Tin Pan Alley as it does from modern geniuses like Jeff Tweedy, Keith Jarret and Dr. John. "The songs, while instantly familiar, remain very much their own creations" (Secret Sound Shop),  "combining the bedroom intimacy of a singer-songwriter" (Seven Days VT) with the rich harmonic palette of early jazz and traditional R&B.

Originally a resident of NYC, Burnstein discovered and fell in love with New Orleans while touring with his band, The Mumbles, in late 2009. Keith picked up camp a few months later, and hit the ground running. Since the move, he has toured with funk legends, The Headhunters, LA songwriter, Kristin Diable, and released three records as a leader.

Keith's new band, Kettle Black, is a double percussion featuring members of Toubab Krewe and Antibalas. They just released a live record, 4.28.16., and are hard at work on a new studio album, Things That Are Heavy Make Me Feel Light, slated for release in the summer of 2017. Catch Kettle Black on tour this spring!

Kettle Black - Keith Burnstein-keys, vocals; Luke Quaranta (percussion); Michael Skinkus (percussion); Charles Lumar (sousaphone, bass); Raja Kassis (guitar)

Kettle Black is  a double percussion band that fans out the African and Cuban influences found in New Orleans music and adds  North African guitar stylings to Keith's songs. The group features Luke Quaranta from Toubab Krewe on percussion, Raja Kassis from Antibalas, and master drummer Michael Skinkus.