Scott Keever is a multi-instrumentalist who has been performing in ensembles and theatre productions for over thirty years. His primary instruments are guitar and keyboard, though he also performs on mandolin, banjo, dobro, tambura (Bulgarian), and percussion. He has performed in rather diverse musical environments, ranging from musical theatre to R&B to Americana to Eastern European and Celtic, and even experimental electronica. Recently, his musical range as an instrumentalist could be seen in a number of productions: In 2014 he was in Ethnic Dance Theatre’s 40th Anniversary show at Cowles Center (guitar, dobro, tambura, accordion, percussion, banjo) and Plymouth Playhouse’s “Ring of Fire: The Music and Life of Johnny Cash” (keyboards, guitar, accordion, harmonica). In 2015, he took part in the 25th year reunion of Cats Laughing (keyboard, guitar, dobro) and was a cast member for MN Fringe’s “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To the Death Star” (keyboard, guitar).
Currently, Scott plays guitar and tambura for award-winning Balkan/Eastern European ensemble Orkestar Bez Ime. In 2011, OBI won the McKnight Fellowship Award for Musicianship. In 2014, they released a digital EP entitled “Unveiled – Live At The Celtic Junction”, which was sponsored in part by a 2012 Emerging Composers Award from American Composers Forum.
Scott also plays guitar and banjitar with The Sweet Colleens, a Celtic group from the Twin Cities influenced by Americana and rock, with Cajun and Caribbean seasonings.
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GUITAR (SOLO AND ENSEMBLE)
PIANO / KEYBOARD
ENSEMBLES / DANCE / THEATER / FILM
DISCOGRAPHY (AS MUSICIAN)