An award-winning songwriter, Keelin has been playing guitar for most of his life. He also plays keyboards, bass guitar and drums. He won third-place in the 2022 Thunder 104.5 Rising Star competition, and served on the board of directors for the Songwriters' Association of Washington (SAW) from 2009-2013.
Keelin's repertoire spans the period from the classic rock era to the present and focuses on chart-topping songs from the popular genres that music listeners know and love -- rock, country, pop, blues, folk and Americana. Accompanying himself on acoustic or electric guitar, he brings a degree of professionalism and energy to his performances that captures and holds the attention of audiences. He's played bars & breweries, clubs & coffee houses, restaurants, libraries, picnics, private events, showcases, senior communities and more open mics then he'll ever remember. A versatile musician, he has also played in top 40, blues and classic rock bands. In addition to performing solo he plays lead guitar for singer/guitarist Denise Philpott as one-half of the duo Simple Chemistry.