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NPR picked Here’s to Outliving Me as Song of the Day!
As a regular listener to their podcast, I couldn’t be more excited about it.
Click HERE or the link at the bottom of this post to download the podcast and the track “Now I’ve Got it Made” from the record.
Here’s what NPR had to say about the record:
NPR.org, January 28, 2009 - Doug Keith’s debut LP, Here’s To Outliving Me, is familiar but fresh. The New York native’s songs are rooted comfortably in traditional folk and Americana, without being mawkish or treading into tired territory. This is largely because Keith’s voice is so richly textured, backed by sweet harmonies and beautifully layered instrumentation.
Keith is a modern-day troubadour. He sings of the usual topics: women, heartbreak, death, and longing. But thanks to a welcome trace of roughness in his voice, he comes off as a well-weathered and sage source of advice and storytelling.
For Here’s To Outliving Me, Keith also has a few tricks up his sleeve: The addition of a Wurlitzer, lapsteel and electric guitars on a handful of tracks makes the songs a bit richer and more complex. Jennifer O’Connor, who has recorded with The Hold Steady and Ben Folds Five, lends some surprising backing vocals on tracks like “The Companion of an Angel” or “Now I’ve Got It Made”.
I am blown away by the reviews that Here’s to Outliving Me has been receiving; so far nothing but positives. Here are a few snippets from the reviews it has been getting:
“A soulful collection of self penned songs fill this album with a hazy vibe of good times and melancholy. Doug Keith obviously has a way with a tune and an ear for a ramshackle chorus. There are moments of great beauty ‘There Are Days’ boasts a lyrical almost gossamer guitar solo that precedes a stirring mixed voice chorus that just hits the spot. You know… that spot……the one where Neil sings the chorus to Old Man and the others join in……..that spot. This is a great album. Buy it and cherish it. Then play it to someone else.” - Americana UK (9 out of 10)
“A fantastic solo debut from this New York singer-songwriter who conjures the spirit of Dylan, Young, and Waits–the former, for example, at the height of his sneering Hawks-backed era on “Salty Woman.” “Take the Hammer Down, Dear” shares the earthiness of Richard Buckner’s finest work. The songs are almost uniformly beautiful and heartrending, with backing tracks whose crisp acoustics, tinkling pianos, piercing organ, and percussive heartbeat channel the finest work of the icons Keith convincingly recalls.” – PURGe (#3 in 2008’s Top 20, 2008)
“…from the first notes of “The Companion of an Angel” from his upcoming release “Here’s To Outliving Me” I was hooked. As a nice bonus Jennifer O’Connor is featured on a number of tracks including “Companion…” Its theme of an undying love for an angel-like woman is one I can relate to.” – songs: Illinois
“Doug Keith’s lyrics create imagery like the classic country/folk storytellers and there’s a lot of delicate interplay between Doug’s vocals, his guitar work and the work of his band mates.” - Brooklyn Rocks
“Eleven endearing indie pop songs… Ear pleasing melodies, warm acoustics and occasional moments of shoegazing simplicity.” – Hear/Say Magazine
“We will watch Doug Keith and his future work very closely because he will be huge.” - Rootstime (Belgium)
Buy Here’s to Outliving Me now on iTunes!: www.tinyurl.com/dpk-htom
“A fantastic solo debut from this New York singer-songwriter who conjures the spirit of Dylan, Young, and Waits–the former, for example, at the height of his sneering Hawks-backed era on “Salty Woman.” “Take the Hammer Down, Dear” shares the earthiness of Richard Buckner’s finest work. The songs are almost uniformly beautiful and heartrending, with backing tracks whose crisp acoustics, tinkling pianos, piercing organ, and percussive heartbeat channel the finest work of the icons Keith convincingly recalls.”
Download Salty Woman Here: Salty Woman