Kevin Keating has been writing in one form or another since he was a kid. Lyrically, He's always been drawn to the storyteller songwriters. Musically, his influences are all over the place ranging from Neil Young to Bela Fleck to Led Zeppelin to Springsteen to Iron Maiden to B.B. King and Wes Montgomery, and on and on.
Original songwriting is what I he enjoys doing most. He likes telling stories about people, and he creates vivid detailed imagery in the lyrics with lifelike characters. Songwriters write because they have something to say, something that needs to be said, something that needs to be remembered.
As a guitarist he grew up on rock and hard rock, but jazz has become a significant influence on him in recent years. He likes chords with a lot of color beyond the usual major and minor. He's also picked up a few other instruments over the years such as fiddle, mandolin, banjo, harmonica and mountain dulcimer.