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2010 WIJBF Performer Profile: Keith Hallett

May 27, 2010

Thursday July 15 & Friday July 16, @ Fat Cat Blues Bar, 10:30-12:30

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20 Year old blues guitar player, Keith Hallett of Fredericton, New Brunswick, has been turning heads for a little while now. He has something to say through his music and the audience feels it instantly. Keith has been playing guitar since the age of 13, getting into the blues at around the age of 15 and has enjoyed studying and playing it ever since.

He has been influenced by many of the greats Duane Allman, Elmore James, Freddie King, Albert Collins, Jack Pearson, Mississippi Fred Mcdowell, Robert Johnson, and Albert King to name a few.

In a very short period of time, Keith has been able to play many festivals and special events including the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival, Mont Tremblant Blues Festival, Montreal International Jazz Festival, Dutch Mason Blues Festival, Maximum Blues Festival and the Ottawa Blues Festival. He has also had the opportunity to open for such groups as Grady, Paul Rishell & Annie Raines, Derek Trucks, Elvin Bishop, Watermellon Slim and the Workers, and has shared the stage with names such as Matt Anderson, Ross Neilson, Morgan Davis, John Cambelljohn, Thom Swift and The Lee Boys.

In September 2007, Keith’s hard work paid off in the form of the 2007 Galaxie Rising Star Award, presented to him during the annual Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival. In 2009 Keith’s talent was again recognized with a Maple Blues Nomination and an ECMA nod for Blues Album of the Year. He was also selected to compete at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, competing against more than 200 artists from around the world.

Hallett’s future is a bright one. Loaded with a ton of talent and audiences falling in love with his infective style he is sure to be around for a long time to entertain us.

Find out more about Keith at his website www.keithhallett.com/

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20 Year old blues guitar player, Keith Hallett of Fredericton, New Brunswick, has been turning heads for a little while now. He has something to say through his music and the audience feels it instantly. Keith has been playing guitar since the age of 13, getting into the blues at around the age of 15 and has enjoyed studying and playing it ever since.

He has been influenced by many of the greats Duane Allman, Elmore James, Freddie King, Albert Collins, Jack Pearson, Mississippi Fred Mcdowell, Robert Johnson, and Albert King to name a few.

In a very short period of time, Keith has been able to play many festivals and special events including the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival, Mont Tremblant Blues Festival, Montreal International Jazz Festival, Dutch Mason Blues Festival, Maximum Blues Festival and the Ottawa Blues Festival. He has also had the opportunity to open for such groups as Grady, Paul Rishell & Annie Raines, Derek Trucks, Elvin Bishop, Watermellon Slim and the Workers, and has shared the stage with names such as Matt Anderson, Ross Neilson, Morgan Davis, John Cambelljohn, Thom Swift and The Lee Boys.

In September 2007, Keith’s hard work paid off in the form of the 2007 Galaxie Rising Star Award, presented to him during the annual Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival. In 2009 Keith’s talent was again recognized with a Maple Blues Nomination and an ECMA nod for Blues Album of the Year. He was also selected to compete at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, competing against more than 200 artists from around the world.

Hallett’s future is a bright one. Loaded with a ton of talent and audiences falling in love with his infective style he is sure to be around for a long time to entertain us.

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4 comments

  1. […] July 15th: Shawn Beresford & the Soulution (9:00-10:00pm), Keith Hallett (10:30-12:30am) Buy […]


  2. The Fat Cat Show on friday (July16/10) was awwsome – this guy has some major talent. Went to Fred’s today to get his CD, found out it’s not readily availabl. KH is bawlin!


    • It was a really great show. I was lucky enough to see his Thursday and Friday show. He is a real star of the future.


  3. here are few pics of his performance at Fat Cat:

    http://www.visitstjohnsnl.com/view_58304_52215__Wreckhouse_International_Jazz_Blues_Festival_Day_4_part_4.html



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