Ryan Keef

Ryan Keef is a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist from Fort Payne, AL, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, where it’s hard to be any of those things. Even Fort Payne’s most famous musical successes, the members of country group Alabama, had to move hundreds of miles away to make their start.

Ryan cut his teeth in various traveling blues and rock n’ roll bands, most notably regional favorites Electric Voodoo and The Handlers, singing, writing songs, playing guitar, and mastering the precise art of awakening sleeping venues to the surging life of the best kind of late night live shows. His clear tenor voice and his uncommon skill on guitar (two particular strengths on display with Ryan in any context, from an appearance before hundreds in a five-piece band to an acoustic lark by a campfire) help distinguish his performances from that of myriad other “bar bands” making the rounds in the Southeast. Whether playing original songs or covers, every solo is a revelation; their improvisational nature keep Ryan’s knack for nuance and taste on full display.

Song List


Cover Songs:
-Bad Sign – Albert King
-Crosscut Saw – Albert King
-Goin’ Down – Albert King
-Ain’t Waistin’ Time – Allman Bros.
-Dreans – Allman Bros.
-Midnight Rider – Allman Bros.
-Ramblin’ Man – Allman Bros.
-Statesboro Blues – Allman Bros.
-Sweet Melissa – Allman Bros.
-Whipping Post – Allman Bros.
-Goin’ Down the Road – Allman Bros.
-One Way Out – Allman Bros.
-Blue Sky – Allman Bros.
-Violin – Amos Lee
-Windows Are Rolled Down – Amos Lee
-Chill In The Air – Amos Lee
-Black River – Amos Lee
-Careless – Amos Lee
-Colors – Amos Lee
-Arms of a Woman – Amos Lee
-Night Train – Amos Lee
-Keep it Loose, Keep it Tight – Amos Lee
-Seen it All Before – Amos Lee
-Sympathize – Amos Lee
-What’s Been Going On – Amos Lee
-S D & N – Anders Osborne
-Stuck on my Baby – Anders Osborne
-Hodi Kodi Yala Mala – Anders Osborne
-Me and Lola – Anders Osborne
-Soul Livin’ – Anders Osborne
-Louisiana Rain – Anders Osborne
-Every Bit Of Love – Anders Osborne
-Improvise – Anders Osborne
-Through and Through – Anders Osborne
-Coming Down – Anders Osborne
-Summertime in New Orleans – Anders Osborne
-I’ve Got a Woman – Anders Osborne
-My Old Heart – Anders Osborne
-Lucky One – Anders Osborne
-Never Is A Real Long Time – Anders Osborne
-Sentimental Times – Anders Osborne
-Nervous Tic – Andrew Bird
-Measuring Cups – Andrew Bird
-Fake Palindromes – Andrew Bird
-House of the Rising Sun – The Animals
-Getaway Car – Audioslave
-I Am The Highway – Audioslave
-I Shall Be Released – The Band
-The Shape I’m In – The Band
-Dixie – The Band
-Ophelia – The Band
-A Day In The Life – Beatles
-Across The Universe – Beatles
-Norwegian Wood – Beatles
-Bathroom Window – Beatles
-Let It Be – Beatles
-Blackbird – Beatles
-Baby, Please Don’t Go – Big Joe Williams
-Georgia on a Fast Train – Billy Joe Shaver
-New York State of Mind – Billy Joel
-Will it Go Round in Circles – Billy Preston
-Bad Luck Blue Eyes Goodbye – The Black Crowes
-Good Friday – The Black Crowes
-Last Place That Love Lives – The Black Crowes
-Thorn In My Pride – The Black Crowes
-Tornado – The Black Crowes
-Hard to Handle – The Black Crowes
-She Talks to Angels – The Black Crowes
-Can’t Find My Way – Blind Faith
-Presence of the Lord – Blind Faith
-Don’t Think Twice – Bob Dylan
-Knocking on Heaven’s Door – Bob Dylan
-Could You Be Loved – Bob Marley
-I Shot The Sheriff – Bob Marley
-Against The Wind – Bob Seger
-Dirty Low Down – Boz Scaggs
-I’m on Fire – Bruce Springsteen
-Atlantic City – Bruce Springsteen
-Mexico – Cake
-Long Haired Country Boy – Charlie Daniels Band
-It Ain’t Easy Being Me – Chris Knight
-Wicked Game – Chris Isaak
-That’s The Difference – Chris Stapleton
-Sunshine of Your Love – Cream
-Crossroads – Cream
-White Room – Cream
-Long As I Can See The Light – Creedance
-Perfect Country & Western Song – David Allen Coe
-Space Oddity – David Bowie
-You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive – Darrell Scott
-Shakey Ground – Delbert McClinton
-Anyday – Derek & The Dominos
-Layla – Derek & The Dominos
-Bellbottom Blues – Derek & The Dominos
-I Know – Derek Trucks Band
-Preachin’ Blues – Derek Trucks Band
-Sultans of Swing – Dire Straights
-The Grass is Blue – Dolly Parton
-Long Train Running – Doobie Bros.
-Goddamn Lonely Love – Drive-by Truckers
-Decoration Day – Drive-By Truckers
-Outfit – Drive-By Truckers
-Straight To Hell – Drivin n’ Cryin
-Tuesday Night Rain – Dylan LeBlanc
-Low – Dylan LeBlanc
-Lay Down Sally – Eric Clapton
-After Midnight – Eric Clapton
-So Much For The Afterglow – Everclear
-Santa Monica – Everclear
-Stay With Me – The Faces
-Everlong – Foo Fighters
-My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama – Frank Zappa
-Soulshine – Gov’t Mule
-Beautifully Broken – Gov’t Mule
-Rocking Horse – Gov’t Mule
-Sco-Mule – Gov’t Mule
-Thorazine Shuffle – Gov’t Mule
-If You Knew My Mind – Grayson Capps
-Friend of The Devil – Grateful Dead
-Your Cheatin’ Heart – Hank Williams
-Whiskey Bent & Hell Bound – Hank Williams Jr.
-Family Tradition – Hank Williams Jr.
-Hang Up Your Hang-Ups – Herbie Hancock
-Chameleon – Herbie Hancock
-Work Song – Hozier
-30 Days In The Hole – Humble Pie
-Champagne – Ian Moore
-Doctor My Eyes – Jackson Browne
-Cocaine – Jackson Browne
-Rosie – Jackson Browne
-These Days – Jackson Browne
-Running on Empty – Jackson Browne
-Love Needs a Heart – Jackson Browne
-Somebody’s Baby – Jackson Browne
-Fire & Rain – James Taylor
-Alabama Pines – Jason Isbell
-Cigarettes & Wine – Jason Isbell
-Sunstroke – Jason Isbell
-The Blue – Jason Isbell
-Streetlights – Jason Isbell
-Go It Alone – Jason Isbell
-Codeine – Jason Isbell
-Cover Me Up – Jason Isbell
-Live Oak – Jason Isbell
-Yvette – Jason Isbell
-Rules – Jayme Dee
-3rd Stone – Jimi Hendrix
-Voodoo Child – Jimi Hendrix
-Red House – Jimi Hendrix
-Little Wing – Jimi Hendrix
-Let’s Go Get Stoned – Joe Cocker
-With a Little Help From My Friends – Joe Cocker
-Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
-Joy of My Life – John Fogerty
-Imagine – John Lennon
-Blue on Black – Kenny Wayne Shepherd
-Slow Night, So Long – Kings of Leon
-Four Kicks – Kings of Leon
-King of The Rodeo – Kings of Leon
-My Sharona – The Knack
-Get Out My Life – Lee Dorsey
-Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
-Dixie Chicken – Little Feat
-Willin’ – Little Feat
-Roll Um Easy – Little Feat
-Walk On The Wild Side – Lou Reed
-What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
-Ramblin’ Fever – Merle Haggard
-One Last Caress – The Misfits
-Some Kinda Hate – The Misfits
-Commit a Crime – Muddy Waters
-Ohio – Neil Young
-Helpless – Neil Young
-Reno – Nic Cowan
-I Wish I Knew – Nina Simone
-Lithium – Nirvana
-Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
-CC Rider – Old Crow Medicine Show
-Farmhouse – Phish
-Funky Bitch – Phish
-Dark Side of The Moon(Album) – Pink Floyd
-Shine On You Crazy Diamond – Pink Floyd
-Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
-The Wall – Pink Floyd
-Where Is My Mind? – The Pixies
-Green, Green Grass – Porter Wagoner
-No One Knows – Queens of The Stone Age
-Hard Times – Ray Charles
-Trouble – Ray LaMontagne
-Narrow Escape – Ray LaMontagne
-Let It Be Me – Ray LaMontagne
-Jolene – Ray LaMontagne
-Hey Me, Hey Mama – Ray LaMontagne
-Till The Sun Turns Black – Ray LaMontagne
-The One I Love – R.E.M.
-Rock Me Baby – Robert Johnson
-Sweet Home Chicago – Robert Johnson
-Sailin’ Shoes – Robert Palmer
-Sneakin’ Sally Thru The Alley – Robert Palmer
-Through it All There’s You – Robert Palmer
-Wild Horses – Rolling Stones
-Dead Flowers – Rolling Stones
-Miss You – Rolling Stones
-Loving Cup – Rolling Stones
-Sweet Virginia – Rolling Stones
-Sympathy For The Devil – Rolling Stones
-Greek Song – Rufus Wainwright
-One Man Guy – Rufus Wainwright
-Sweet Carolina – Ryan Adams
-Firecracker – Ryan Adams
-Two – Ryan Adams
-Lucky Now – Ryan Adams
-Change is Gonna Come – Sam Cooke
-If It Makes You Happy – Sheryl Crow
-If You Want Me to Stay – Sly & The Family Stone
-Gin & Juice – Snoop Dogg
-Black Hole Sun – Soundgarden
-Can You Run – The SteelDrivers
-Heaven Sent – The SteelDrivers
-Higher Than The Wall – The SteelDrivers
-Stuck in The Middle – Steelers Wheel
-Josie – Steely Dan
-Dirty Work – Steely Dan
-Don’t Step – Steppenwolf
-Leave My Girl Alone – Stevie Ray Vaughan
-The Sky Is Crying – Stevie Ray Vaughan
-Texas Flood – Stevie Ray Vaughan
-Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
-Superstition – Stevie Wonder
-Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
-Big Empty – Stone Temple Pilots
-Interstate Love Song – Stone Temple Pilots
-Someday – The Strokes
-Tempted by The Fruit – The Squeeze
-Badfish – Sublime
-What I Got – Sublime
-Garden Grove – Sublime
-Pawn Shop – Sublime
-Rivers of Babylon – Sublime
-Midnight In Harlem – Tedeschi Trucks Band
-Boys Are Back In Town – Thin Lizzy
-I Won’t Back Down – Tom Petty
-Breakdown – Tom Petty
-Listen To Her Heart – Tom Petty
-You Don’t Know How it Feels – Tom Petty
-Free Falling – Tom Petty
-Come On Up To the House – Tom Waits
-The Long Way Home – Tom Waits
-Pancho & Lefty – Townes Van Zandt
-In the Pines – Traditional
-Cocaine Blues – Traditional
-Aberdeen – Traditional
-Angel Band – Traditional
-Right By Me – Traditional
-Swing Low/Will The Circle – Traditional
-Workin’ On a Building – Traditional
-Salty Dog – Traditional
-Just A Closer Walk With Thee – Traditional
-Wayfaring Stranger – Traditional
-I’ve Been Working – Van Morrison
-Caravan – Van Morrison
-Domino – Van Morrison
-One Headlight – The Wallflowers
-Sweater Song – Weezer
-Say It Ain’t So – Weezer
-No One Else – Weezer
-Time of The Preacher – Willie Nelson
-Liza Jane – The Wood Bros.
-Loaded – The Wood Bros.
-Postcards from Hell – The Wood Bros.
-Pray Enough – The Wood Bros.
-Luckiest Man – The Wood Bros.
-Mary Anna – The Wood Bros.
-Smoke Ring Halo – The Wood Bros.
-Spirit – The Wood Bros.
-Blue and Green – The Wood Bros.
-I Got Loaded – The Wood Bros.
-Up Above My Head – The Wood Bros.
-Just Got Paid – ZZ Top
-Blue Jean Blues – ZZ Top
-Jesus Just Left Chicago – ZZ Top

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Ryan Keef was last modified: March 20th, 2017 by Jason Guinn