2021 marked a milestone for Dale Keys as a songwriter, with Grammy-winner Tim O’Brien performing Dale’s song “Five Miles In” live at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. O’Brien also recorded the song on his most recent solo project “He Walked On.”
A Boise resident since 1984, Dale grew up in Kentucky and discovered the music of Chet Atkins at ten years old. He taught himself to play Chet’s unique finger-style guitar through countless hours by the record player. Dale visited Nashville in 2002 with a demo of original music, and didn’t move back to Boise until 2004. He recorded an album of original songs there with his musical heroes and hosted his own Writers-In-The-Round shows at the Bluebird Café with Tim O’Brien and mandolin great Sam Bush. He was also a featured guest on The Songwriters Series, recorded live on Nashville’s NPR affiliate WPLN.
Rob recently returned to Boise after a 26-year hiatus to Nashville, where he worked as lead recording engineer at County Q studios. Rob earned a Bachelor’s degree in guitar performance and music theory from Boise State. He’s one of the most in-demand guitarists in town and plays with several bands, and although you’ll often see him shredding hot country licks on an electric guitar, he’s also comfortable playing a Bach fugue on a gut string.
Kim earned a degree in Music Therapy from Purdue University after first attending the Boston Conservatory, where she studied musical theatre and opera under such luminaries as Beverly Sills. A classically-trained Soprano, she’s a fan of all types of music; her voice topping out the high registers of the choir’s distinctive sound.