StefanieKeys

StefanieKeys

 San Francisco, California, USA
BandAlternativeAcoustic

Stefanie Keys is Soulful. Authentic. Powerful. R&B. With Southern Rock.

Biography

Stefanie Keys is an Indie Rock artist working in San Francisco and Nashville. From 2009-2014 she fronted Big Brother & The Holding Company. Throughout her career, Keys has been developing a Southern Rock/Soul flavor all her own. Her style has been compared to Lucinda Williams, Melissa Etheridge, and Jill Scott. "She isn't afraid to move from a gently rendered acoustic track into a slow burning and muscular soulful rocker," says Gilbert Mullis of Carlito's Music Blog. "Credibility and confidence alike come from every song."

The artist's third album "Open Road," released in September 2016, features producer and guitarist Dave Shul (Spearhead) and Peter Keys (Lynyrd Skynyrd). Under Shul's influence, Ms. Keys explored the subtle nuances of her vocal ability in smooth, urban tracks like "City Life" and "9 O'Clock." "Humanity is a defining characteristic of this release," says Charles Hatton of Indie Music Reviews. "Keys often sounds like someone who would be singing these songs even if no one were listening. The fullness of her expression on the magnificent 'Open Road' leads listeners to believe this might be her most personal statement yet."  

Stefanie Keys' band is real music. "She is joined by a crack assemblage of musicians who help her realize the potential of this material without ever once seeking the spotlight out for their own considerable talents," says Shannon Cowden of Indie Music Review. Deep pocket drummer and back up vocalist Ronnie Smith, guitarist/producer/co-writer Dave Shul, latin funk keyboardist Bob Crawford and blues bassist Dave Jess together contribute to Stefanie's song-based artistry. 


Lyrics

Whiskey Bottles

Written By: Stefanie Keys

Whiskey Bottles seem to have a way of affecting me
Every time I drank that stuff, oh Mama she knew I did
There comes a time when a girl becomes a woman
And he heart it'll lead her to her home
With a man inside who can hold it all together
With a man inside who knows how to hold his own

And I got whats mine
Got whats mine

Wedding bands hugged tightly on the fingers of
lovers gazing in each others eyes
There comes a time when love taps you on the shoulder
And it whispers to you listen to your heart
Cause you know true love it can only last forever
Cause you know true love only comes once around

And you got whats yours
You got your family there openin' all your doors
I'm so happy baby you got yours too, this time
I got whats mine
Got whats mine

Chevy's are the kinda car I drive
Be it 4x4 or my Sunday ride
Me and my man when we drive we try to go dry
Cause there ain't no tellin' who's around the bend
Good ol' Vernster could be standin' on the corner
Just standin' there or talkin' to a friend

And I got whats mine
Thank god you brought him to me just in time
And I really don't think that I've lost my mind this time
This time,
I Got whats mine
Got whats mine

Dead Horse Road

Written By: Stefanie Pisarczyk,Peter Pisarczyk,( AkA Stefanie Keys and Peter Keys)

Drove Hwy 50 out to old New Mexico
Underneath the desert sky
We fill our tank up with desire from our souls
The well so deep that it don't run dry
We put our trust in somethin' greater than ourselves
Power of love we can rely
We count our blessings and we got a lot to learn
No need to know the reasons why

(CH)
Dead Horse Road, where the sparrows live
Old black crow, show me the way
Its not what I take, but what I got to give
That has me live the life I get to live today

I got the call a million miles inside Utah
A good friend of mine had passed away
My mamma told me she had taken her own life
She couldn't find another way
As the sun set down on that rocky mountain high
Time stood still for me that day
There ain't no comfort knowin' I tried real hard
To show my friend another way

Who am I to say that man should not suffer
Sufferin' s the way I found my way back home
Desert sky stretches on and on forever
like your memory brings me back to the Dead Horse Road

We got this chance, we got just one life
Don't always know which way to turn
The road gets dark and you can't see the signs
Too bad some people never learn

(CH)
Dead Horse Road, where the sparrows live
Old black crow, show me the way
Its not what I take, but what I got to give
That has me live the life I get to live today

Dead Horse Road, where the sparrows live
Old black crow, show me the way
Its not what I take, but what I got to give
That has me love the life I get to live today