Straight from the heart of the Midwest, 21 year-old Tommy O'Keeffe brings a modern country rock sound with a vibrant stage presence. He has released two solo-written EPs in the past 6 months that were recorded in Nashville, Tennessee. This acoustic show will be a song share where he will explain the story behind each show. Sit back and have a drink!
Bio - I grew up in small town Hastings, Nebraska. I always loved rock bands like Metallica, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and U2. My first concert was Josh Thompson and that's when I started to really like country music. During my junior year, my friend signed me up for the school talent show and that's when I first started singing publicly. My buddies and I started a high school cover band called, "BONFIRE," and we played some local shows. When college came I continued to play acoustic shows in bars and I started writing songs. I decided to record an album and I knew I had to do it in Nashville. I knew it would be a unique experience that many people never get. In May 2016, I recorded my EP in Nashville with producer/songwriter Max T. Barnes. It was the time of my life! I got a lot of great feedback from the songs and so I decided to recorded a second EP in December of 2016. I recorded the CD with Kenny Royster and it was an incredible learning experience. Kenny Royster is a world-class vocal coach and he taught me a lot about singing and songwriting. I released the new EP in January of 2017 and I was very pleased with the response. I will be living in Nashville this coming summer for an internship. It is going to be a crazy summer in music city and I am very excited about what lies ahead.