Steve was born and raised in Austin, Texas. Music has been a part of his life from the beginning. His Mom was a concert cellist, pianist and choir director. His dad sang, played piano, guitar and blues harp. Steve and his late brother Tim played together and toured together until 2010. Steve has also played with Bigfoot Yancey, Low Water Xing, and with his brother Tim. While playing with his brother he had the pleasure of opening up for bands like Fiddlin Frenchie Burke & Texas Ryhthm Band. He was also involved with artist like Little Texas, Ernest Tubb, Roy Acuff and Jeanie Seely. Steve's love for harmony and a tight sound are paramount to him. "Music is my passion". "It's an honor to be playing again a group of such fine musicians as "The Keen Country Band".
Ricky Newman was born and raised in a small town called Bloomington Texas, which inspired him to write his first song called “Little Town in Texas”. He started playing in his first band back in high school with some of his high school buddies called ”Starflight” back in the late 70’s. After High School he joined a band called “Alive and Kickin” based out of Victoria Texas which he played with for several years. Rick also had stints with other bands, Beaver Creek band, Twisted Saddle band, The Rackit, and Texas 361. The most recent bands are County Line Entertainment and The Elaine Garcia band out of San Antonio. Rick has written several songs over the years, His most recent with Nashville Curb record songwriter Dickie Kaiser, who he co-wrote a song with called “Nothing Left to Burn” with. Ricky also has played with Steve Purcell, a highly rated Nashville musician and songwriter back in the 80’s.
Originally from the Texas Pan Handle, Grady has been a long
time participant in the country music scene. He has been
described as a highly energetic talent. Grady is known as a
singer, song writer and avid percussionist. Grady has played
music since he was 9 years old. People all over the country
have enjoyed his talents. He played in the Panhandle area of
Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma through his grade school and
High school years. Grady joined the Marine Corps and
continued playing everywhere he served, Barstow, CA – Albany
GA – San Bernadino,CA – and more…After an honorable
discharge from the Marine Corp., Grady resided in Louisiana
and continued his career in music playing in the LA – AR – TX
tri-state area. Grady has performed and/or written with such
talents as: Donny Carter, Fred Carter Jr., Tracy Lawrence, Mark
Leland, Thomas Michael Riley, Country Fever Band, Eloy
Gonzales & The Troubadours, Tim Calhoun, Cross Creek Band,
Randy McKinnon, Country Caravan, Phoenix Band, The Texas
High Riders and many, many more. Grady currently is making
his home in Lytton Springs, TX and brings his unique style and
talent to the stage performing throughout the Central and South
Texas area. Grady was voted best musician in Caldwell County
in 2012 and 2013.
Craig had his first gig at the age of 14 years. After that night, something happened to this Southern Rocker that changed his life forever…MUSIC!!!
Craig’s blend of country and rock has taken him many places. Craig has performed with several local bands around the Central Texas area. He has performed with Low Water Xing, County Line Band, Jokers Wild, Savannah Rose and now he brings his country rocking talent to the Keen Country Band.
Chuck is a native Texan, born in Fort Worth and raised on the upper Texas coast. He and Linda relocated to the hill country in 2006.
Chuck is a long-time veteran of the Houston music scene, having spent many years playing various musical genres on stages in the Houston, Pasadena and Galveston area markets. At age 14, he made $10 dollars one evening in 1967 for playing at a backyard party and was immediately hooked. He plays solid, tasteful bass lines and adds harmony and lead vocals when called upon.