With the constant stream of media noise and images assaulting you every day, it’s a wonder anyone can hold onto the desire for the little things and still be able to witness, appreciate, and testify about the simpler more personal moments of daily life.
The road let’s travel
Houston singer and songwriter Keeton Coffman has gripped this desire tightly and discovered a way to maneuver the chaotic asteroid field of non-stop overkill of digital sights, sounds, and unsolicited public babble.
Despite his history as a former front man of the Houston rock band The 71’s and a previous commuter in the fast lane of rock and roll, Keeton has merged into the lane less traveled, but the one most envied by those who for one reason or another can’t or won’t make that lane change at this time.
With his new EP “Stumble On Love,” Keeton has carved a niche for himself and his loyal fans where he can write and sing about the personal moments and present them through a lens which offers a big picture view of life, its intricate moments, and their grander implications.
Stumble on life
Keeton masterfully covers a large area of ground on the four song EP. He shares his introspective view on life - how the important things aren’t necessarily what you go looking for, but what you stumble on and what is meant to be in the end, “Stumble on Love.” He sings about coming to terms with where you’re at in life and reconciling that place with your spirituality and hoping the two coalesce, “The Prayer.” He reflects on saying goodbye to the pieces that don’t fit in your life plan puzzle, “Gone,” and the complexity of sharing your life with someone else and juggling this mutual endeavor with sometimes opposing life goals in an effort to make it work for both, “Wine in Water.”
These are songs that are personal to Keeton and mirror his life and where he finds himself now in the world. However, they’re also universal in their significance and appeal because everyone inhabits the same world and engages in the same struggles with similar conflicts and obstacles as they try to make sense out of the hand they’re dealt.
Even though the new EP takes a personal, thoughtful approach, it’s not heavy one.
”Stumble On Love” doesn’t preach. Instead, it offers a glimmer of encouragement for you to reflect on and apply to your own life if you choose. Keeton fans who still want to be moved physically as well as emotionally by the music will have a place in their heart for the EP too. He proves with the title track and with “The Prayer” that the rock and roll fire still burns in his soul, and you don’t have to sacrifice one over the other to truthfully tell the stories that are important to you.
Since Keeton left his rock and roll band, he’s been regularly performing for his fans at various venues in and around town. However, he recently took his personal touch to playing his music to the next level by performing a free living room show for about thirty of his closest friends, family, and fans. The intimate environment was the ideal setting and a perfect fit for Keeton to share his songs and a couple of cover tunes, "Purple Rain" and "Free Falling" in a relaxed, conversational atmosphere. The living room show gave him an opportunity to tell the real life stories and inspiration behind many of his songs and sing them free from the background clamor and distractions of the normal music venues. It was a much needed reminder in today’s cluttered musical landscape of how in the race to make it to the top of the music business food chain, it’s easy to lose focus and forget what’s important - the music and the people and the moments in life that inspire it.
Keeton proves with the new EP and the living room show, that even though he's merged out of the fast lane for now, he's managed to harness that magical happy medium between the music and its finer inspirations and the rock and roll running through his blood. If you stop and hear his music, you just might stumble on that magic too.
Click here to listen to and download the “Stumble On Love” EP for free.
Click here to listen to and download the Keeton Coffman Living Room Show for free.
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