Keith Greeninger is a seasoned troubadour, political activist, and an award-winning songwriter. Greeninger is better known for his work with trio City Folk, which have been performing and traveling together since the 70's.
Dayan Kai is a true musical force of nature, with a voice and talent for harmony that angels would trade in for their wings. Together they bring a rich and authentic slice of California’s acoustic soul to the stage!
Keith: Keith Greeninger paints intricate portraits of the human condition with powerful melodic images, deep engaging guitar rhythms and warm heart wrenching vocals. He is a multi award winning singer songwriter and this 2005/s winner of the prestigious Telluride Troubadour National Song Writing Competition. A third generation Northern Californian, Keith grew up at the edge of the vanishing orchards of the Santa Clara Valley. As a young boy he would often fall asleep at night with a transistor radio under his pillow. He could remember lyrics after only one listen and the melodies came just as readily. With that radio tucked under his pillow, Keith Greeninger discovered a passion. That's where it all began. He got his first guitar at the age of 13 and wrote his first song the same night Learning the chords to Hang Down Your Head Tom Dooley, by dinnertime, he was singing a self- penned tune about his grandfather. For Keith, the guitar had provided a creative catalyst; and the words and music began to flow.
Is it his deep, textured voice, his rich, engaging songwriting, or his deft yet unpretentious playing? With nothing more than a guitar in hand and a song with a story to tell, Keith can completely captivate an audience. His husky heart-felt vocals and aggressive acoustic guitar style offer more than the standard bill-of-fare for most folk singers and more musicality and sensitivity than today's average rock band. Keith Greeninger is that rare performer for whom people lean forward in their seats, eager to capture every note and every word.
Dayan: Born without sight but not without soul. Formally trained since the age of 2, Dayan is a Singer-Songwriter, Arranger and Producer with a lifelong commitment to music. Kai is also a stunning accompanist working with numerous notable artists from around the world in many styles and traditions. Dayan plays Keys, Strings, Winds & Skins and percussion; a true Multi-Instrumentalist Virtuoso with an outstanding voice to match.
Currently, Dayan is working with long-time friend and collaborator Singer-Songwriter Keith Greeninger on an ESE Acoustic Duet Record with Award-Winning Producer and Engineer, Cookie Marenco. Dayan & Keith are both Blue Coast Records artists. For more info on Blue Coast Records go to: www.bluecoastrecords.com
Since moving to Eastern Washington in 05, Dayan has begun to work with some notable local Bands in The Spokane area. Including: Hot Club of Spokane, a Gyspy-Jazz, Swing and Jump-Blues dance band, 6 Foot Swing the Inlander's Voted "Spokane's Favorite Band" 2 years in a row , sRight Means Left duck music
Dayan has played at many notable Festivals, such as Sister's Folk Festival, American River, Art on the Green, Sandpoint Music Festival, Summerfest, Bumbershoot Festival and The High Sierra Festival.
Discography: Dayan has released five solo albums, "Treat A Stranger Right," "Livin' Like A Rat Again," "The First Twelve Years," "All Kai," "Songs of Sunday" and as well as two albums with his former band Water, "Scrape the Sun" and "Look out the Window"all self produced. He has also contributed his talents on a multitude of of albums in the folk, jazz & world genres.
His diverse studies have included training with renowned World Music Composer Lou Harrison, Latin Percussionist Michael Strunk, Jazz Trumpeter/Arranger Ray Brown and Mandolin Master David Grisman.
Watch Keith and Dayan during a live recording –click on link