Born in Australia, raised in Connecticut, jaded in Brooklyn, schooled in Seattleand weathered in Louisiana, Billy Keane came to The Berkshires of Massachusetts in the summer of 2009 to record his debut solo album, The Pine Street Sessions. He formed his band The Misdemeanor Outlaws in 2010 and released a four song self-titled EP. He and his band toured in 2011 and are set to release a full-length album in early 2012. Billy writes with honesty and experience, he performs with raw, naked emotion.
With styles ranging from Americanaand Folk to Blues and Reggae Billy Keane and the Misdemeanor Outlaws (BKMO) have captured audiences throughoutNew England and are emerging as one of the most exciting live acts in the Northeast.
Having already shared the stage with James Taylor, Jackie Greene and Barefoot Truth as well as performing at the Nateva Music Festival, Camp Creek Festival and legendary music venues such as The Paradise Rock Club, The Colonial Theater, Mission Bar and The Lizard Lounge, BKMO is a “must see band” in 2012…
A former resident of Buckland, MA, Tory Hanna performs homegrown music, blending electro-rock, reggae, and roots-rock, he creates music that is dreamy, energetic and true to his roots. A guitarist and a soulful singer/songwriter, Tory performs original material that is both thoughtful and playful, refined by years of experience. Though he hails from New York City, he has strong ties to the Berkshires and its musical acts, such as Billy Keane and the Misdemeanor Outlaws and The Barefoot Truth.