Face To Face'sTrever Keith goes Americana on 'What Keeps Me Up Now'
Face To Face'sTrever Keith goes Americana on 'What Keeps Me Up Now'
Saturday, May 13, 2023 - 17:26
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Celebrated songwriter Trever Keith, frontman of So Cal punk stalwarts face to face, is excited to present his heartfelt cover of “What Keeps Me Up Now.” The original song, written by Benjamin Tod and released by Lost Dog Street Band on their album Glory in 2022, is a genuine examination of self-doubt and vulnerability that Keith identified with upon first listen. "When I first heard the song, I was immediately drawn in by the lyrics,” Keith said. “They are self-critical and introspective, much the same way I write my own. I love how the tone of the song is both haunting and yearning at the same time”

30 years at the helm of one of punk rock’s most influential and enduring punk rock bands. 30 years of touring the globe from the Roxy to Red Rocks, Austin to Australia. 30 years of writing songs to writing books to riding busses. 30 years of face to face.

After three decades, Trever Keith still has plenty to say. It’s still as powerful as ever, it’s just quieter. In 2021, Keith moved back to Nashville, TN and did something he rarely does: he stayed home, he wrote songs alone on an acoustic guitar, and he found new ideas and new inspirations. “When I first heard Zach Bryan, I was immediately drawn to his storytelling; the honesty and rebellion in those songs draw from the same creative well that punk rock does," Keith said. "Covering ‘Heading South’ (which Keith released late 2021 under his own name) felt as natural to me as covering a Descendents song."

As the world started to emerge from its pandemic slumber, Keith hit the road again, only this time it was on his Triumph Bonneville. It wasn’t a tour of clubs but rather of the vast highways of the American southwest. Upon his return, he connected with a crop of esteemed roots and Americana artists like Austin Lucas and Tim Vantol. These collaborations produced new sounds, new songs and new plans — he toured Europe with Lucas in April/May and headlined shows in North and South America throughout 2022.

Currently, Keith is putting the finishing touches on the songwriting for his first solo Americana record which he plans to begin recording later this year while performing more shows throughout the US and Canada. Stay tuned for more information on new music and live dates throughout the year.