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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Potpourri - Keith Pierce

Keith Pierce
Private Press out of Lexington, KY

Hold on to your Hammond Concorde with 1 Model 700 and 1 model 710 Leslie Tone Cabinet.

From the back cover:

One thing 15 years in Lexington has taught me is that expecting superior talent in a Lexington night spot on a regular basis is a whole lot like expecting an oak tree to stay green through the winter. Not that there isn't some good talent from time to time. But, on the other hand, it isn't Basin Street or Music City, either. There's good talent sometimes, but there's a lot of Joe Blow and Hot Air, and the result is that if you want a little more than dance music, you haven't always got it on tap.

And it gets BETTER!

I'm one of those types who like almost empty bars, where there are lots of dark corners and empty seats, where aloneness is a positive asset, where you can sit for hours without anyone butting in on your conversation with yourself. The bar isn't making any money, you know, but it's a great place to be.


  1. HA! I imagine the organ thing is, for many organists, just an extension...And as for the guy who prefers a quiet, empty bar to wallow in, that really isn't saying much for poor Keith! Is he PLAYING in those empty bars? How freaking sad. They could have gotten a less depressive writer to handle the LP's text. What were they thinking.

  2. Exactly! No jacket notes would have been better advertising!

  3. I actually took lessons from this guy in the early seventies... he tought out of his home on Fontaine, not too far from Henry Clay High School. He also worked out of the old Shackleford's Music in downtown Lexington, Ky. What a surprise to see this guy's face after all these years.

  4. Do you know if Keith Pierce is still alive. I heard that he passed away in 2020. please let me know, he was a fine person. thanks Larry Searcy


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