Keith Alan Mitchell

Songwriter, singer, guitarist – Acoustic Rock, Indie Folk, Alt Country

Sneak peeks from new EP

Posted on Apr 15, 2017

Sneak peeks from new EP

Things are moving along well in the early stages of recording the new EP. We had two full days at Bird & Egg Studio recording bass, drums, keyboards, and electric guitar. The studio is right around the corner from me, but I hadn’t worked there before. It has a really nice feel about. It’s not sleek or huge or ultra-modern, all of which can be sort of intimidating, but it also...

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Recording set to begin on new EP

Posted on Mar 9, 2017

Recording set to begin on new EP

I’m finally getting around to recording a few of my tunes – some very new, and some I’ve been playing live for a long time. The first two days in the studio are coming up fast, and I’m guessing we’ll have it all wrapped up for a summer release. The final product will likely have six or seven of my original songs. I say “we” because any recording –...

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Seattle, Here I come

Posted on Sep 12, 2016

Seattle, Here I come

I’m very excited to once again be participating in the Folk Alliance Region-West (FAR-West) conference this year! I’ll be heading ot Seattle October 13-16 to meet up with a few hundred other songwriters, musicians, venues, concert promoters and presenters, to learn and share music and knowledge. It’s a chance to get to catch up with old friends, make new ones, and of course...

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May newsletter out now!

Posted on May 15, 2016

May newsletter out now!

If you only recently signed up for my mailing list, you may have missed my most recent newsletter. (You are on the mailing list, right? No? Then go here.) You can still check it out via this link. I only send these every 2 or 3 months and always try to include something special or new. In this one was my brand new video recorded at Kulak’s woodshed’s open mic, a last minute concert...

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Thank you Arizona!

Posted on Apr 12, 2016

Thank you Arizona!

It seems like yesterday – and also like ages ago – that I did a short tour in California and Arizona. It was a whirlwind of music, fun, and new friends. Over nine days in March, I covered 2700 miles, played two full-set shows, three songwriter nights, two open mics, one farmers market, and one happy hour gig. And I met and/or heard more than 60 other performers who I was lucky enough to share...

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Interview with Dawn Gonzales

Posted on Mar 5, 2016

Interview with Dawn Gonzales

I was recently asked by a super-talented friend of mine, Dawn Gonzales, to participate in her “Freelance Friday” series of interviews. She’s talking to those in creative fields who are trying to make a go of it pursuing their chosen vocation. I love talking about things like this, and the interview was really fun. It was also surprisingly motivational. It gave me a chance to...

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March tour

Posted on Feb 12, 2016

March tour

I’ll be making my way to Phoenix and Tucson via Southern California in early/mid-March. Please check the shows page for more details. Here’s the quick list of where I’m going and when: March 8 – Arcadia, CA March 9 – Tucson, AZ March 11 – Phoenix, AZ March 12 – Tucson, AZ March 13 – Bakersfield, CA (day) March 13 – North Hollywood, CA...

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New music with Amber Ikeman

Posted on Dec 17, 2015

New music with Amber Ikeman

Hi folks. I’m very very excited to share a new song co-written with a new friend, Amber Ikeman! It’s called “When I’ll Know.” We met at this year’s FAR West conference in Oakland and got together shortly after to write a new tune. We captured it on video. We’re hoping to do a show together in the Bay Area sometime in early 2016, so look for more info on...

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October was great; but November ain’t too shabby

Posted on Nov 4, 2015

I just wrapped up a tremendous month of music, highlighted by the annual FAR West conference and capped off with a great night at Awaken Cafe in Oakland. This was my second year at FAR West. The “FAR” stands for Folk Alliance Region, and there are 5 regions, each with their own conference, plus the big national conference in February. It’s 4 solid days filled with...

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FAR-West Time Again!

Posted on Sep 16, 2015

I’m thrilled to be attending the Folk Alliance Regional West (or FAR-West) conference this year! Last year was my first time, and it was a thrill. Looking forward to seeing old friends and making lots of new ones, and of course hearing a ton of great original music. It’s an entire weekend of songwriters sharing their craft in concerts, small listening rooms, and impromptu jams, plus...

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Big Show At Awaken Cafe

Posted on Aug 24, 2015

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Oct. 24th. The Awaken Cafe in Oakland will be the spot for a great night of music from friends and Bay Area favorites Grand Avenue Soul! They’ll be playing a great mix of old R&B and funk favorites to get you up and dancing the night away. They were so kind to invite me to open the evening for them, and I’m really really looking forward to it!...

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Good Times in Oakland

Posted on Aug 10, 2015

Thanks so much to everyone who came out this past Saturday to the Octopus Literary Salon for the show! It’s a pleasure to share music with good friends, and I always enjoy collaborating with John Roy Zat. Here’s my favorite pic from the show (thanks for bringing the camera, James!). Look for a video or two from the evening coming soon(ish). Thanks again everyone, and thanks also to...

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New shows, new tunes

Posted on Mar 7, 2015

New shows, new tunes

I’ve just added four new Off the Grid appearances to the calendar. The holidays came and went, my annual New Year’s cold came and went, and a trip across the Pacific to the Philippines all marked the early part of the year. Somehow, already, it’s March, and Daylight Savings begins tonight. Spring – in the Bay Area – feels sprung. (Always odd to see photos of ice...

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Busy days ahead

Posted on Sep 22, 2014

I’m thrilled to have a number of shows coming up around the Bay Area and beyond. It all kicks off September 23rd, when I’ll be playing everyone’s favorite food truck gathering, Off the Grid, in Burlingame. Then Saturday, Sept. 27th I’ll be playing a short set as part of Steve Key’s Songwriters at Play series down in Templeton, CA at the Wild Horse Winery. October...

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Album Review – Examiner.com

Posted on Jul 11, 2014

Album Review – Examiner.com

Examiner.com says This Clumsy World is “An enlightening mix of singing and songwriting that is dynamic and impressive.” Check out the full...

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Album Review – Pop Dose

Posted on Jul 10, 2014

Album Review – Pop Dose

Some very kind words from another Ohio native. Thanks so much to Allison and Pop Dose (NYC) for the review! “It’s the undeniable quality of the songwriting that ties the album together, and the stories that Mitchell has to tell.” Read the full...

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Interview with Under the Gun Review

Posted on Jul 3, 2014

Interview with Under the Gun Review

I was lucky enough to speak with Brian Lion with Under The Gun Review recently about my album, This Clumsy World, and about music in general. Well, not just music. We also strayed into talking about how great the SF Bay Area is and my favorite Vietnamese sandwich! The page includes a stream of the full album at the bottom, so you can read the full interview while listening to the album....

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Album Review – Listen Hear

Posted on Jul 2, 2014

Album Review – Listen Hear

Big time thanks to Ryan Robinson and everyone at Listen Hear for the great review of the new album, This Clumsy World. I love the reference to the novel On the Road – one of my all-time favorites. Here’s a quote: “Mitchell has found the right way to tie in all the necessities for a true album, from the visual aspect to the lyrical…” Check out the full...

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A Great Night in SF

Posted on Jun 24, 2014

A Great Night in SF

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Hotel Utah last Friday for the album release show! It was a great night seeing old friends, making new friends, and sharing some music. I’ll post some more pics soon. Look for more shows soon in the Bay Area and beyond.

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The new album is out

Posted on Jun 20, 2014

The new album is out

It’s album release day!!! This Clumsy World is now available for purchase at iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and most major digital distributors. CDs are available from CD Baby. And you can listen on all popular streaming services such as Rdio and Spotify. Thanks so much to everyone who made this possible!  ...

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Album Review – Guardian Liberty Voice

Posted on Jun 17, 2014

“If you like to roll down your windows while driving, put your feet up on a porch, or settle down with a drink, Mitchell has some lyrics and an acoustic guitar with your name on it…. The pure honesty demonstrated is as refreshing as it is inspiring.” – Guardian Liberty Voice Thanks so much to Garrett Jutte with Guardian Liberty Voice for the kind words. Check out the full...

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Thanks PunkNews!

Posted on Jun 16, 2014

Thanks PunkNews!

PunkNews.org covers punk – and a whole lot more! As you can see from their recent review of my new album, which they call “…the perfect soundtrack to a sunny drive down a long, empty road…” Check it out. I hope to see you down that long road somewhere....

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iTunes pre-order available now!

Posted on Jun 4, 2014

iTunes pre-order available now!

The new album, This Clumsy World, is now available for pre-order on iTunes. One preview track, “The Low Way,” can be purchased now individually, or if you pre-order the full album, you’ll get that song right away and the rest will download automatically on the release date, June 20th. Previews of all tracks are there as well. Check it out on...

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Album Review – Nashville Music Guide

Posted on Jun 1, 2014

Album Review – Nashville Music Guide

The Nashville Music Guide recently reviewed the new album, This Clumsy World, and calls it “Alternative Country/Americana Folk at it’s best.” Thanks to reviewer Sherryl Craig for the kind words! Check out the full...

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Album Review – Empty Lighthouse/Live for Live Music

Posted on May 19, 2014

Album Review – Empty Lighthouse/Live for Live Music

I’m very excited to see early album reviews coming in! Amanda Cowan’s review is up on Empty Lighthouse, as well as Live for Live Music. Check it out. One highlight: “This is the perfect release for the upcoming summer months, great for car drives and road trips.” – Live for Live Music / Empty Lighthouse...

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Album available for pre-sale on Bandcamp

Posted on May 15, 2014

Album available for pre-sale on Bandcamp

The new album, This Clumsy World, is now available for pre-order on Bandcamp, at: http://keithalanmitchell.bandcamp.com/ As a bonus, you can also stream all of the tracks (in their entirety). So have a listen, check it out, and order copies for yourself, friends, family, the neighbors, co-workers, your favorite grocery store clerk, your dog walker, and anyone else who comes to...

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Been Buried

Posted on May 13, 2014

It’s been buried down to five-foot-eleven. One hundred to one inch odds it’s been given. It’s like fool’s gold, except the fool’s lost his shine. It’s a time capsule left with no sign. And how will you find it. Dig down deep and excavate. It might still survive if it don’t suffocate. It’s a coffin with the water table for a lid. It seemed so secure...

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