What to tell you about Keith. I have been going to the Sisters Americana Songwriting Academy, associated with the Sisters Folk Festival in Sisters, Oregon. Keith has been part of that song camp almost every year that I have been there, and I know I am not the only one who sees him as the heart and soul of that camp. His infectious grin, his engaging, heartfelt, soul moving songs, his boundless energy and inclusive gregariousness have all made him such an integral part of that camp experience. He has not been an instructor there every year, but we sure missed him when he was not.
Some comments from various sources about Keith:
From Blue Coast Records:
Is it his deep, textured voice, his rich, engaging songwriting, or his deft yet unpretentious playing? With nothing more than a guitar in hand and a song with a story to tell, Keith can completely captivate an audience. His husky heart-felt vocals and aggressive acoustic guitar style offer more than the standard bill-of-fare for most folk singers and more musicality and sensitivity than today’s average rock band. Keith Greeninger is that rare performer for whom people lean forward in their seats, eager to capture every note and every word.
Many of you may know Mike Meyer, music writer and DJ at KRVM radio in Eugene. He wrote:
“One of the finest writers on the scene today. His songs always find a way to touch, inspire, celebrate… and when necessary, enrage
We are absolutely sure you will love Keith’s music if you have not heard him before. If you have heard him, you already do. Come by and say ‘hello’ to an old friend, or make a new one. You will love this show.
Keys, Strings, Winds & Skins: A true multi-instrumentalist virtuoso with an outstanding voice to match. Dayan Kai is a Singer/Songwriter, Arranger and Producer with a lifelong commitment to music. Equally versed in Americana, Jazz, World and Rock traditions, Kai’s compositions reflect his vast experience in the industry as both a soloist and versatile accompanist.
Dayan has self-produced and released six solo albums including “Resonate,” “Treat A Stranger Right,” “Livin’ Like A Rat Again,” “The First Twelve Years,” “All Kai,” “Songs of Sunday”, as well as two albums with his former band Water, “Scrape the Sun” and “Look out the Window”. In 2010, he recorded the duo album “Make It Rain” with frequent collaborator Keith Greeninger. Dayan also contributed his talents on a multitude of albums in the folk, jazz & world genres.
Dayan recorded “Resonate”, his latest release, with long-time friends/collaborators Steve Uccello and Jimmy Norris and Grammy-nominated producer Cookie Marenco. Dayan has also produced albums for Steven Graves, Mike McKinley, Tess Dunn, Quackgrass, and Michael Gaither.A partial list of instruments Dayan plays includes keyboards (piano, organ, accordion), guitars (Spanish classical, six- and 12-string acoustic, electric, and resophonic), other strings (charango, ukulele, bass, 4- and 5-string banjo, mandolin, and fiddle), the single-reed woodwind family and flutes from around the world, trumpet and trombone, conchas, and percussion (trap kit and hand drums [cajon, pandero, doumbec, tabla, and congas]).
We are suggesting a $20 per seat donation for this show. We think you will see it well worth the coins. As usual, we will provide some snacks for free. Beer and wine will be available and a nominal donation is suggested for those. We hope you will join us and make the house concert experience your own.