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Brian Keenan


  1. 1.
    Take Me With You
  2. 2.
    Today This Year
  3. 3.
    From Scratch
  4. 4.
    Count On Me
  5. 5.
“An amalgam of Wilco with Matthew Sweet and is a headlong and delightful slice of Americana that is pure ear candy.” - Popmatters
Brian Keenan is a singer-songwriter from Brooklyn, NY. He has recorded music under his own name, and under the moniker Proud Simon. His work is an unusual hybrid of genres and styles, spanning country, Baroque pop & 70s rock n roll. His lyrics are often surreal and dense with imagery, yet personal and introspective. He has employed an ever-rotating roster of musicians since 2003, beginning in his hometown of Rochester, NY.
In 2008, Keenan released his first solo album “Today This Year”, produced by Grammy nominated producer Jamie Candiloro (Ryan Adams, Willie Nelson, REM). Recorded at the legendary Avatar Studios (Power Station) in Manhattan with a 12-piece band. The album renewed a focus on Keenan’s Americana-fueled rootsy sound, over a unique backdrop of electronic and country textures.
Keenan’s follow up LP was entitled “Fits and Starts”, and marked his first self-produced album. Engineered by Alex Lipsen (Nada Surf, Phosphorescent, Okkervil River) and featuring bassist James Preston (Maybird, Zachary Cale, Sam Kogon, Basement Band), drummer Rob Heath (Madison Square Gardeners, Justin Townes Earle, Awards Banquet), guitarist Kirk Schoenherr (Chet Faker, John Kengla) and keyboardist/vocalist Jen Keenan. The album was a further exploration into Keenan’s fascinations, syrupy pop & fuzzed out psychedelia.


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