Maybe Tommy Keene has discovered the Fountain of Youth.
Oh, don’t get me wrong. He’s aged. He’s not the skinny kid guitar-slinger he was when he exploded out of Maryland and onto the rock scene in 1982 with his debut album, Strange Alliance.
He’s earned every line on his 57-year-old face. But his voice, searing guitar playing, and songwriting still have all the energy and feel of his younger self.
Whatever he’s doing is really working for him, so he should keep on doing it.
You can hear the new material live when he plays The Bowery Electric in New York City this Thursday.