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Kevin Keady was born on September 9 1962, in Groton, Massachusetts, one of five brothers. He grew up loving sports and dreaming of playing professional baseball. As a teen he developed a passion for writing and began with poems, short stories, skits, and a screenplay. At 19 he started playing the guitar and writing songs.

After high-school, and a brief stint in Los Angeles, Kevin moved to Northampton Mass. to persue a bohemian lifestyle. In 1982 he met poet Allen Ginsberg and backed him up on guitar at two shows at The Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton. In 1986 he moved to Cherry Valley, New York, and a little farmhouse owned by Allen's non- profit organization The Committee On Poetry. There he stayed as caretaker of the secluded property for a year and a half.

After moving back to Northampton in1988 he started and oversaw a weekly open microphone at Bonducci's Café on Main Street, revitalizing a slumping local music scene.

In 1990 he moved to Martha's Vineyard, where he was hired as a hand on a Chappaquiddick hay farm. He was a regular performer at the now defunct Wintertide coffeehouse as a feature artist as well as opening shows for Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Bill Morrissey, Martin Sexton, Bob Franke and others. His song "Just Passing Through" was used as the title song for the compilation of Wintertide's fourth annual   songwriters retreat.

He has recorded three c.d.s on the island, "hay day" in 1995, "catch and release" in 1997 and most recently "the off-season", released this past June.

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