The Charlie Keating Band features New England's premier slide guitar player Charlie Keating. The band delivers a unique combination of rock, funk, boogie and a bit of blues. Charlie has a brilliant slide guitar style that channels Duane Allman and Elmore James. Many have compared Charlie's playing to early Stevie Ray Vaughan due to Charlie's ability to combine lead and rhythm guitar simultaneously. The band is well-known for its big sound and driving rhythm section.
Charlie is a gifted and prolific songwriter. He is a member of SESAC. The band's CD "Slide On Over" has gotten consistent international airplay. The band is equally comfortable playing its unique versions of covers, or doing a set of originals.
The Charlie Keating Band represented the Massachusetts Blues Society at the 29th Annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN in 2013. The band has opened for Ronnie Earl, Duke Robillard and Toni Lyn Washington.
The band members are:
Charlie Keating - Lead guitar, slide guitar, vocals
Lenny Turnquist - Bass
Grant Clark - Drums
and upon occasion, Bill Champitto on keys.
"SlideMaster C" Charlie "Slideman" Keating on guitar,
vocals and slide.
A prolific writer and veteran of the New England music scene
since the 70's
And the NYC-CT area in the 80's
Charlie has shared the stage with:
Shor'ty Billups,Toni Lynn Washington
LeRoy Pina (Grammy Award winner with JB Hutto) who has done several shows with CKB
And a stint at Berklee College of Music for good measure.
Electric Bass Guitar
on Bass has R&B in her bones.
And is one of the primary reasons
people think there's more than 3 of us up there playing.
Lenny started as a piano player
before switching to guitar and then finding her
true calling on the electric bass.
As well as being an accomplished artist in her own right.
Lenny produced "Slide On Over" and designed the artwork
and graphics on the CD and cover as well.
Lenny has appeared on stage with the Blues Brothers, Carley Simon
and Skunk Baxter
Drums and Percussion
Grant Clark on drums.
The newest member of the band.
Providing the thunder and back beat
in tandem with LT on bass.
Grant is an established studio musician in the Boston area.
Brings the funk and changes gears
as well as anyone has with CKB
Drummers: Grammy award winner with JB Hutto Leroy Pina.
Tim Sweeney,Chris Beale, Domenic Micarelli , Paul Giovine,Joe Donahue
Keyboards: Bill Champitto,David Dexter,JeffKeys
Fill in bass players: Ron Belben, Bill Drake, Keith Kirkpatrick