Keith Wins First Place at Telluride
June 2005, Keith won first place in the prestigious Telluride Troubadour national song writing competition at the Telluride Blue Grass Festival.
After winning the contest, Keith was invited to perform on the Main Stage. Much to the delight of the audience, Keith was awarded a beautiful custom built Michael Hornik, Shanti Guitar. Inspired by the beautiful gift, Keith put aside one of his favorites and performed his set with the stellar Shanti guitar.
Great fun was had by all and the audience gave an enthusiastic response to Keith's new songs from the forthcoming CD.
The Telluride Troubadour Competition has been held in conjunction with the Telluride Bluegrass Festival since 1991. Previous winners include Larry Good, 1991; Cosy Sheridan, 1992; Dan Sheridan, 1993; Catie Curtis, 1994; LJ Booth, 1995, Michael Lille, 1996; Jonathan Kingham, 1997; Eugene Ruffolo, 1998; Libby Kirkpatrick, 1999, Mary Coppin, 2000, Kris Delmhorst 2001, Deb Talan in 2002; Rachel Davis in 2003; and Brian Joseph, 2004.
For photos and press go to www.bluegrass.com/planet/telluride_contests.shtml.
AWARDS AND QUOTES
1995 KFOG's Best of the SanFrancisco Bay Music Award
1997 Kerrville New Folk Songwriters Award
1997 Napa Valley Song Writers Show Case
2001 Rocky Mountains Folk Festival Show Case
2003 Gail Rich Award
2005 Telluride Troubadour National Songwriting competion
Read some reviews of Keith's debut album Wind
“All the way from the gentle opening title cut through to the eleven minute closer "North to Southeast," Wind River Crossing is a musical journey of truly epic and thoughtful” proportions. Enrich your life today.
Kerrville Chronicle Kerrville Texas
“Greeningers rich sound fit’s nicely in a West Coast acoustic tradition of the troubadour who sees lifs truths reflected in the natural world. He also writes penetrating songs of social insight that don’t fit comfortably in a corporate-dominated world .”
Wallace Bain Santa Cruz Senteniel
“Keith is one of the finest writers on the scene today. His songs always find a way to touch, inspire ,celebrate and when necessary enrage.”
Mike Meyer Radio programmer KRVM Eugene Oregon