In The Flesh Detroit

Kenny Keelin

Guitar, Lead Vocals

"I started playing banjo at the age of eight. Having a father who was a great southern/bluegrass/country/multi-talented guitar player and also an older brother who was a very active rock 'n' roll guitarist, I was exposed to guitar in mass doses before I was even in my teens. I attended my first rock concert when I was about 9 yrs old, Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush. I remember going home and picking up my brothers 1961 Gibson SG (which was off limits to me) and never ever putting it down.

"I have played ever since. I did leave music and went to play football as a quarterback on a semi-pro level for six years, but I was fiercely drawn back because of my love of music, and the joy to play and create it. I have never been in it for the party, or women, and certainly not the money, although membership does have its privileges. I truly just love to play the guitar.

"I have been in multiple bands and performed and created with many great artists, but never have been so musically challenged and fulfilled as I have since the birth of In The Flesh. I am very fortunate to play with by far the most genuine, talented, driven, hard working individuals in the city.

"My main influences and guitar idols were Frank Marino, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Chet Atkins, Leo Kottke, Jimi Hendrix, Doyle Dykes, and Neal Schon."

Thoughts On Pink Floyd

"Pink Floyd is an incredible band of musicians who have held and maintained hearts young and old since the birth of the band. Far beyond the life of the band I truly believe their music will go on for centuries. I am so lucky to be able to recreate it and perform it with a similar heart and mindset, and passion for it as Pink Floyd did. Pink Floyd truly touched my soul as a young boy, as a man and as a musician."