Keith Alan Mitchell

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

Diamond Blues

Posted on May 13, 2014

Yeah it feels good sitting quietly with her here And I need a home ’cause it’s that time of year When us boys of summer must be men after the Fall. I want to hear all her theories of romance, But with nowhere to go, we’ve got more than a chance. Right now don’t want to face the future or think at all. Sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose. Sometimes you don’t...

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What it Means to Soar

Posted on May 13, 2014

It’s too late – we’ve fallen under a spell. It’s a constant force like gravity. Desire makes us lighter than air. If no one approves, well we’ll just fly away. So hold on with no anchor, with no ground. No one can say we’re falling, no, If we never touch the ground. We’ll break free from this clumsy world, And show them what love can do. And what it means to...

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The Low Way

Posted on May 13, 2014

Now if you want to go where the people are real – Look you in the eye and they say what they feel, Take the low way. That’s where you should be. There’s no one percent with power over the rest. We’ll get where we’re going if we give it our best Out on the low way ain’t no ride for free. So keep your highway. It’s the low way where I want to be. If you’re...

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Tavern Angeline

Posted on May 13, 2014

You just need a comfortable place where you can stop and think. You just need a comfortable person to serve your drink. It’s the door under the worn out sign. The place the neighbors go to unwind. Oh, the Tavern Angeline. The Angeline. The Angeline. People say what they mean at the Tavern Angeline. Mr. Johnson sits right by the door and tells the same three jokes. They passed the law a few...

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Swaying

Posted on May 13, 2014

Let’s just be barflies, yeah we’ll shut ourselves in. We’ll carve our names in the tables while the world outside spins. We stare at the jukebox like our own private lightshow, and it’s all we need. See we’ve got sin and release, excuses and peace, And nothing to hold but a glass. And still we keep on swaying Out of time with the world. Yeah we keep on swaying Just...

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Our Eyes

Posted on May 13, 2014

Oh when our eyes meet we know There’s no more of ourselves we could show. And the world goes quiet and slow when we look in our eyes. To every evening comes the blind night. We nestle down ‘gainst the fleeting light. And if we only ever see one more sight, let it be our eyes. Our eyes. Our eyes. Our eyes. We’ve seen all that we need in our eyes. To every nighttime comes the...

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Every Every

Posted on May 13, 2014

Every neon light’s gone out. In every skyline, every town. Every stop sign, every green light. And every street scene thins to gray and white. Every every’s the same. Every every’s the same. Every bearing, every nerve. Unravels into the absurd. Every stutter, every naïve start. And every phone line ends in worn out hearts. Every every’s the same. Every every’s the...

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New promo pics!

Posted on May 12, 2014

New promo pics!

Thanks to the amazing Whitney Legge, I now have some outstanding photos for promo and web use. The two of us went for a stroll around picturesque North Beach last Sunday, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I’ll post a gallery soon with some of the pics. After only about an hour of shooting in various doorways and alleys, we decided at least one of the hundreds of pics she...

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New Track Up on Soundcloud

Posted on Apr 24, 2014

New Track Up on Soundcloud

One more preview track from the new album is now up on Soundcloud. It’s available here on this web site too – with lyrics and chord chart. This song was really fun to record with the epic piano fade out at the end, thanks to the talented Kirby Hammel who also handled the organ duties. I overdubbed the electric guitar at home, and it was great to just crank it up and let ‘er...

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Next Time

Posted on Apr 19, 2014

She never says hello, but she always says yes. She never says goodbye, but she always makes me guess If she’ll be back tomorrow or maybe next month, if at all. And I stop myself from askin’ as she walks down the hall. But maybe next time. She never says where she’d go, but she always says she’s getting out. She never says what she wants but she’s always goin’...

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The Feud

Posted on Apr 19, 2014

Step across that line. This piece of land is mine. No price tag you can see. Well that don’t make it free and I want it back now. You got a pile of fence posts and a hired hand. You got plans for plantations no one understands. You can say what you want, but I got the deed. You best clear off now, this field’s gone to seed. We could talk this thing to death. But let’s not waste...

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Crossed That Line

Posted on Apr 19, 2014

Coming out of a big cloud That I’ve been calling home for years. I want to scream jet engine loud, But the only thing comes out is tears. It may seem I fell behind. You might think I gave up and I say: no, I just crossed that line. I was counting on favors and finding none. I left everyone behind to chase the sun. If they could see me now, I bet they’d laugh. I was praying for rain...

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You Just Disappear

Posted on Apr 19, 2014

You got your top hat down, waiving a wand now. You’re pulling rabbits at will. Saying spells, or sleight of hand, yeah. See, everything is a thrill. You got me sawed in two. Where’s the reveal now? You got me half scared to death. You were just standing there a second ago, and now I’m holding my breath. But you just disappear so soft and silent like an animal in the night. You...

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Final CD Layout Proof is Done!

Posted on Mar 15, 2014

Final CD Layout Proof is Done!

I’m thrilled to report that the final proof of the CD printing is done! The beautiful original artwork by Lena Gustafson and the outstanding layout work by Dawn Gonzales all came together great. I know CDs are “old school” but I still love the idea of being able to hold something in your hand rather than only buying megabytes of data that get stored in the cloud.… I guess...

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Art is art. And art takes time.

Posted on Mar 1, 2014

Art is art. And art takes time.

I’m not a visual artist. My brain just isn’t wired that way. No surprise really, since for whatever reason, my DNA seems more attuned to all things auditory. I know what I like when I see it and enjoy the occasional art museum exhibit – and, like many people, I had a short period of time where I dabbled in photography. But drawing, painting, sculpture, etc. – those are just not my...

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Devising an Album Title

Posted on Feb 11, 2014

Devising an Album Title

I feel like it was months ago – I guess that’s because it was months ago! – that I was sitting in a little apartment I’d rented over a garage in the Hollywood Hills for the ASCAP Expo and after a long day of panels and showcases and classes, I was trying to figure out what the heck to call this album. I had all the lyrics to all the songs printed out. I even had a version where...

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