Keith John began his journey as a songwriter, in a small room in Listowel Co. Kerry, with Glen Hansard sharing his thoughts and feelings on what it was to write songs. This time spent with Glen had an important impact on Keith who says this is the moment he first admitted to anyone he wrote songs and hearing his hero sing a song he had recently written really showed Keith that he had something of artistic merit to offer.
The Clare native can certainly never be accused of rushing into his love affair with song writing, instead choosing to take his time and hone his craft. Keith’s music tends to lean heavy on the lyrics with subtle guitar to frame the songs. The songs themselves are quiet, thoughtful and emotionally charged, almost from another time and place, as if written by candlelight with a train slowly rolling by.
You might want to lean in for a closer listen...