Patrick Keenan
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Patrick Keenan


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"...singer/songwriter Patrick Keenan bravely played over a crowd that seemed more interested in chatting than listening. By set's end, however, the pianist/human beatbox had won over many with his dry wit, clever lyrics and sincere melodies."
-John Kendle, Uptown Magazine October 25, 2007 - Uptown Magazine Winnipeg

"Best Singer-Songwriter"

Our Homegrown Music Awards
(Winnipeg Sun "Juno Survival Guide", Thur, Mar. 31st, 2005)

For our money, you won't find a better troubadour in this town than Patrick Keenan, whose album As Constant As The Northern Car was one of the best local discs of 2004.

--D. STERDAN AND R. WILLIAMS, Winnipeg Sun, 03/31/05 - Winnipeg Sun

"Patrick Keenan - As Constant As The Northern Car"

Formerly of Captain Keenan and Girls, Patrick Keenan’s solo debut is one of the highlights of this year’s local releases. A piano man of a different sort, this singer-songwriter serves up 12 genuine, rootsy and carefully crafted tracks that show a talent for both words and music. Keenan isn’t constrained by choruses or traditional songwriting and delivers his tales of heartache and paranoia in an earnest and articulate stream of consciousness. His voice is imperfect – but blissfully so. Delicate and edgy, the vocals are a beautiful compliment to the varied instrumentation. Strange Thing shows all of Keenan’s talents, featuring an organ, a choir, and some truly inspiring singing. Fickle Ones Like You is simply a brilliant song that begs repeated listening. For more highlights, get this disc and press play.

A+ Rating - Uptown


LP: As Constant As The Northern Car - 2004 (independent, Universal Music Canada distribution)
Single: Heater Down. For compilation CD "Head In The Sand Sampler" 2004
Single: Time Warp. Previously unreleased. Inclusion in a Peppermill Records' compilation 2008.
LP: Washed Out Roads - 2008 Release Date TBA
LP: "Trinity Project" involving three Songwriters
(himself, David Quanbury, and Mike Petkau)
re-working and producing each other's songs.
Release Date: TBA



Patrick Keenan is a rootsy piano-playing singer-songwriter whose lyrics possess an accomplished literary sensibility, and he intrigues as much with his words as with his music. As a soloist or with his band he's known for sparking an electric chemistry with his audiences, weaving his poetry and stories into memorable melodies.

When his underground Prog/Alternative band Jubal fell apart in 1998, Pat Keenan decided to re-examine the core of his music and his expression. Since then he has written over 300 songs and has toured and performed all over Canada. In 2004 he released the self-produced critical and popular success, As Constant As The Northern Car.

Patrick is also a composer for film and stage. To date he has scored six films and two plays. One of his scores, for the silent film "How Spoony B Got His Ho Back," is on the Comedy Network's regular rotation.

In fall of '07 Patrick was approved for the full-length album grant awarded by Manitoba Film and Sound and so he is about to release his second album, entitled “Washed Out Roads”, in the spring of 2008, which he is producing with Scott Stewart. Several selections from that album are included above.

With a heavy tour schedule planned, new film score commissions, and at least another album's worth of new songs, there is no end to the tricks up Pat's sleeve.