Keelan Donavon w/ Corey Mathew Hart
The Wisconsin Union
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Der Rathskeller, Memorial Union
Keelan Donovan is a sophisticated & confident vocalist with an energetic tenor tone & perceptive lyrics that showcases his passion & humor for life. Originally from Portland, ME, he now calls Nashville, TN home. He graduated from Belmont University in 2012 and almost immediately immersed himself in the Nashville music scene. In 2014, Keelan started touring Tennessee & adjacent states, and occasionally returning to New England to play shows for his friends & family. In 2015 & 2016 Keelan played over 400 shows around the globe, playing in 48 states & 4 different countries. His work ethic, along with a setlist of colorful songs & witty stage banter caught the attention of many Nashville A&R reps. In 2016 Keelan signed his first deal with Big Yellow Dog Music; a place that artists such as Meghan Trainor, Maren Morris & Jessie James Decker also call home. He released his new self-titled EP, produced by production duo Daniel Tashian & Dan Agee which debuted at #14 on the Singer-Songwriter iTunes chart. Keelan has also been featured on various playlists including Spotify's New Music Friday, Weekly Buzz, and Apple Music's "The A-List: Singer/Songwriter." Along with signing a publishing deal, Keelan has had placements on TV shows on ABC, the Syfy Network, CMT, & a number of upcoming independent films. Keelan writes songs that are able to captivate fans of all ages. Keelan writes with a depth beyond his years without pining like a man 30 years his senior. He's lamenting for us all, older and younger, with smiles, honesty, charm, and voice you can listen to all night. He hopes to convey his passion for music & songwriting to all who come to listen, dance, and sing along. You can find a link to his facebook page here ! Corey Mathew Hart started singing at a young age, his voice has amazed audiences. “The human voice is such wonderfully complex instrument. So often, words can fail to portray the whole meaning or idea you are trying to get across, but in song, you can convey more emotion and add more depth and dimension to the written word,” says Hart. And he does just that with a voice and songs that earned Hart two MAMAs (Madison Area Music Association awards) in 2011, one for best male vocalist and the other for best Folk/Americana album. Most recently, Corey won the Overture Rising Stars competition in 2014 and has been selected as a finalist in the 2015 NewSong songwriting competition. His latest project, Lost Lakes, is turning heads both locally and nationally You can find the link to his facebook page here!