Kevin Keith is a Nashville-based Multi-Instrumentalist and Educator. He has performed, recorded and written as a drummer, vocalist, pianist and guitarist. He is known mostly for his work as a drummer and percussionist for artists including Ben Schuller, Endless Earth, Too Hot For Leather, Ryan Clark, Palmer Anthony and Allie Keck. He has also served as a backing vocalist/guitarist for Nashville-based Pop artist Ben Schuller.
Born and raised in Midland, Michigan, Kevin began taking piano lessons at the age of 4, and drum lessons at the age of 10. He went on to receive his Bachelor of Music Education at Central Michigan University, and his Master of Percussion Performance at Michigan State University. While in Michigan, Kevin developed a love for classical and art music through his work as a chamber and orchestral percussionist. He spent a season as a primary substitute percussionist with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra upon completion of his studies in Denver, Colorado, where he continually expanded upon his live and studio drum set work.
Upon moving to Nashville in 2021, Kevin immediately began working as a regular Lower Broadway drummer, performing primarily with his rock act Too Hot For Leather. He recently performed at the Phoenix branch of the Country Thunder Music Festival in October 2021 with Texas-based country act Palmer Anthony, and opened for international touring act Parmalee with singer/songwriter Allie Keck. He also contributed guitar/backing vocals to numerous projects and live shows for Nashville Pop-artist and long-time friend Ben Schuller. Kevin also operates a demo studio at his home, and has worked in studio with artists such as Wylie Withers, Kellyanne Fitzgerald, Ryan Snyder and Ryan Clark. He currently works in solo and co-writing settings with numerous singer/songwriters, enjoying the collaborative creation process more than anything else.
Kevin also proudly serves as an Instructor of Percussion at Brentwood High School, and offers private lessons in all fields of percussion, as well as tutorship on guitar and piano.
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