© 2019 KEITH REGAN CARNEY

Originally from Utica, New York, Keith was exposed to folk music in the catholic church as early as kindergarten. He taught himself guitar around third grade and played in the local church choir. Keith stepped away from music during college at Stony Brook University, but, while earning a Masters degree in physics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, music slowly began to move back into his life.

After graduate school, Keith passionately followed through on a childhood dream of becoming a long track speed skater, and moved to Salt Lake City in 2003. During seven years of full time training, Keith competed in two Olympic trials and achieved a 10th place finish at the 2007 U.S. National Championships in the 5000m.

 

After retiring from skating in 2010, Keith started passionately following through on another childhood dream of writing music and becoming a singer-songwriter. Keith's music is influenced by artists like John Denver, Dave Matthews and the Indigo Girls. And his lyrics are shaped from his life as a gay man, overcoming adversity, and love.