w/ Arden Lloyd
at The Parlor Room
Friday, July 15
Show 7:30pm / Doors 7:00pm
ADV $20 / $18 (Member Price)
DOS $25 / $23 (Member Price)
BILLY KEANE IS A WANDERER, A TAKER OF THE SCENIC ROUTE. TO LIVE LIGHTLY, TO BE HUMAN, TO BE A TRUTH SEEKER, TO LIVE A LIFE OF EMPATHETIC EXPRESSION AND CREATIVITY - THESE ARE THE FOUNDATIONS OF BILLY’S LIFE PHILOSOPHY AND CAN BE FOUND THEMATICALLY THROUGHOUT MUCH OF HIS WRITING.
FROM COLLEGE DROP OUT TO WORLD TRAVELER TO COMMERCIAL DEEP SEA DIVER, TO TOURING MUSICIAN TO SOCIALLY MINDED ENTREPRENEUR, BILLY’S PATH IS A WINDING ONE, AND ONE WHICH HE HAS SEEN AND EXPERIENCED THROUGH THE EYES OF A SINGER SONGWRITER OF A UNIQUE KIND. IN EARLY 2020, BILLY REFOUND HIS SOBRIETY FROM ALCOHOL, ENDING A LONG LASTING AND DESTRUCTIVE BATTLE WITH HIMSELF, AND BEGINNING A NEW LIFE OF CLARITY, GRATITUDE, AND A DEEP AND ABIDING APPRECIATION FOR AND LOVE OF SIMPLE LIVING.
BILLY’S SOUND - A BLENDING OF NEO FOLK/AMERICANA WITH INDIE ROCK AND COUNTRY - IS INSPIRED BY HIS LIFE, HIS LISTENING, HIS BELIEF THAT TO BE HUMAN MEANS TO EXPERIENCE THE UNIVERSE AND OUR WORLD ITS PEOPLE AND TO REFLECT ALL THAT BACK UPON ITSELF THROUGH ARTISTIC EXPRESSION. HE CAN BE FOUND PERFORMING HIS RESOUNDING ANTHEMIC SONGS EITHER AS A A SOLO ACT WITH AN ACOUSTIC GUITAR, OR AS A FULL BAND SETUP REFLECTIVE OF HIS MOST RECENT ALBUM, TOO MUCH TO LET IT GO (RELEASE EARLY 2022)
BILLY’S MUSICAL LEGACY HAS TAKEN HIM TO FESTIVALS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, AND HE HAS HAD THE HONOR OF SHARING THE STAGE WITH HOUSEHOLD NAMES LIKE: JAMES TAYLOR, YO YO MA, THE GIN BLOSSOMS, BLUES TRAVELER AND MANY OTHERS, AT VENUES AS WIDE RANGING AS MASSMOCA, THE GREENRIVER FEST IN MASS, THE KATE WOLF FEST IN CALIFORNIA, AND VARIOUS OTHER FESTIVALS AND CONCERT HALLS TO LEGENDARY FOLK CLUBS SUCH AS CAMBRIDGE’S CLUB PASSIM, SARATOGA SPRINGS’ CAFFE LENA, NYC’S ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL, LA’S HOTEL CAFE, AND SAN FRANCISO’S HOTEL UTAH.
IN THE PAST FEW YEARS BILLY HAS BECOME MORE INVOLVED IN ON CAMERA WORK, BEING FEATURED ON CAMERA IN VARIOUS COMMERCIALS AND MUSIC VIDEOS (SIERRA FERRELL’S “IN DREAMS”, JOHNNY IRION’S “TONIGHT”) AND LOOKS FORWARD TO CONTINUING TO EXPLORE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FILM/TV AND PHOTOGRAPHY WORLDS.
IN 2014 BILLY CO-FOUNDED THE EVER POPULAR COLLABORATIVE SONGWRITER PROJECT CALLED THE WHISKEY TREATY ROADSHOW (2020 RELEASE BAND TOGETHER FEATURING STEVE GORMAN OF THE BLACK CROWES AND PAT SANSONE OF WILCO). THE WHISKEY TREATY HAS TOURED NATIONALLY AND RECEIVED WIDE ACCLAIM BOTH FOR THEIR LIVE RECORDS AND STUDIO ALBUM.
Arden Lloyd is a Boston-based singer-songwriter who blends aspects of folk, indie rock, and jazz with emotionally poignant lyrics to create music that pulls you in and doesn’t let you go. Her voice is at the heart of her performances, inducing frisson in audiences everywhere. In 2020, she won the National YoungArts Competition for Voice: Singer-Songwriter, and was named a 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, one of 20 in the nation. She released her debut EP of folk-centric songs, This Moment, on November 12, 2021. Some new music will be entering the world soon – follow and stay tuned!
“This Moment” is a collection of six stripped-down and intimate songs, recorded and presented more or less how they were written in her childhood bedroom. All of the songs were recorded in one take with vocals and guitar/piano recorded simultaneously. It encourages you to cherish each moment and allow your own stories to unfold.
The Parlor Room is a BYOB venue. Tickets are non-refundable.
The Parlor Room is located at 32 Masonic Street Northampton, MA 01060
Date & Time
Sat, Jul 15, 2023 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM