Patrick Keenan
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Patrick Keenan

Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2002

Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Established on Jan, 2002
Solo Rock Folk


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"Patrick Keenan - Washed Out Roads"

MARCH 24, 2010

Patrick and Tom are brothers, both officially releasing their new albums on the same day, at the same CD release show - Saturday, March 27 at the West End Cultural Centre. It would be easy to compare the two by virtue of those facts, but in reality, the albums are quite different. What they do have in common, though, is that each album is a well-crafted collection of songs put together by an accomplished artist.

Patrick’s Washed Out Roads pulses with energy and manages to improve on his critically acclaimed 2004 debut, As Constant As the Northern Car. His bio describes him as “roots-rock,” but the emphasis on this record is definitely the latter. From the jaunty opener Pill Store, to the lilting Cloud Formation and the guitar battle of If You’re Curious, Patrick’s piano-based songs are more straightforward than those on Northern Car. He slows things down on the title track as well as on the ballad Lois, which features haunting trumpet and female vocal lines. - The Uniter

"Patrick Keenan - As Constant As The Northern Car"

Winnipeg native Patrick Keenan's debut disc has songs ranging from just him and his piano to full-on bluegrass. It's a catchy, fun album that showcases Keenan's rich, earthy voice sounding both gruff and wistful. Guest band D. Rangers (self-proclaimed bluegrass madmen), turn "Direction And Destination Unknown" into a rollicking good time and mixes Keenan's delicate plunking with a twangy banjo and tub bass. - Chart Attack

"Review: Patrick Keenan – Washed Out Roads"

Washed Out Roads wasn’t the easiest album to make, according to local singer-songwriter Patrick Keenan. Without getting into too much detail, there were delays, complications, ransoms, and enough frustration and heartbreak to base another album on. However, after a long, frustrating two-year journey, Keenan’s latest album has come to fruition. The bittersweet, toe-tapping rock number “Pill Store” kicks off the album on a high note before settling down with a few measured tunes including “Washed Out Roads,” which features Keenan lamenting being caught in failure of society. Other notable tracks include the great opus “Tobacco,” which sounds reminiscent of Ben Folds, and road-trip song “Roof-Rack Attack.” Keenan’s clever lyrics and catchy melodies are backed by band members Doug Darling and Jeff Tetrault as well an army of guests including local music staple Mike Petkau. Even if this wasn’t the mix Keenan had envisioned, it’s still a pretty great one. (Friendly Fire, Kent Davies - Stylus Magazine

"Captain Keenan Tour"

This Spring, following the release of Patrick Keenan's Washed Out Roads, and Tom Keenan's Romantic Fitness, the two Winnipeg brothers are touring together, supporting each other as backup. Patrick's first album, As Constant as the Northern Car, received rave reviews, and was nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award. His new one, Washed Out Roads, is more polished, more ambitious, and more explosive. It features performances by Jeff Tetrault, Doug Darling, Dave Quanbury (Twilight Hotel), Bill Western, Mike Petkau (The Liptonians, Record of the Week), and other mainstays on the Winnipeg music scene. - L.A. Beat


Still working on that hot first release.



Patrick's been performing self-penned songs since 1995, when he cut his teeth on the Winnipeg music scene as leader of the group Jubal. In 2002 he paired with brother Tom to form Captain Keenan, a band known for its catchy, harmonious pop leanings. In '04 he released his solo debut "As Constant As The Northern Car," a critical and audience success that launched a touring career and was picked up for distribution by Universal Music Canada. In 2010 he released a follow-up album, "Washed Out Roads," again to critical and listener acclaim. Since then, Patrick has focused more on film and stage scoring. In 2013 he moved to Whitehorse in Yukon Territory. Its welcoming musical scene pulled him back into performing full-time, and he has made his presence known in his new home. With over 600 career-spanning songs under his belt, Patrick is planning a re-emergence of his touring career, all while compulsively writing more music informed by his love of Canada's true north and the people who live there. 

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