Published On: Sat, Jan 18th, 2014

Keegan Larose; A Bright Start Off For An Even Brighter Future by E. V. Hutcheon

keeganCornwall Ontario - Cornwall is the town where anyone’s dreams can be granted; all they have to do is work hard and try.

Young musician Keegan Larose performed at the Grind’s open mic night.

It’s been six or seven years since this energetic fellow first picked up a six string (guitar) and the began working on his dream. Keegan comments,

 

“I play guitar, I sing, I write songs. I’ve been playing guitar for maybe, six, seven, years now and song writing for maybe four years, singing for about the same.”

 

Keegan has a real love for music and everything that goes along with it. He gets a thrill from performing on a stage in front of a live crowd. For struggling musicians, finding a place to practice or perform can be difficult. With the help and support for the Grind Internet Café, artists just like Keegan have a place to go get a cup of coffee or a bite to eat, perform, as well as listening to live performances. Like most musicians, Keegan tries to create new sounds to engage his audience whilst still trying to express himself. He comments,

 

“I mostly play my own songs but I do some covers, mostly 80’s stuff. I do some medleys, you know mix songs together. I play a lot of songs from some of my favorite bands but still mostly my own stuff.”

 

Keegan has preformed all around the Cornwall area. Places like The Grind and the band shell, as well as St Lawrence College, La ‘ Maison, the Glen \, as well as many of the local parks in Cornwall. For Keegan though, his home turf will always be at the Grind.

 

“It was my first even playing at the college. It was really fun, met some interesting folks there. I’d definitely do it again. I just  performed here a bunch of times and this is, you know this is fine. People come and go and not everyone is just focusing on you which is nice.”

 

“I guess if I had to pick my favorite place it would be here. You know, I’ve preformed a bunch of times and this is where everyone comes to hang out its great!”

 

Besides the music, Keegan considers himself an all around average working man, playing his music and doing his own thing. On his off time, when he’s not working or preforming, Keegan spends his time seeing friends and going to the Grind.

 

“Just an average guy, I guess. Nothing to special nothing too fancy, just living my life doing music.”

 

When Keegan was asked where he saw himself ten years down the road. Although this question caught him slightly off guard, he was able to reply with a simple response.

 

“Ten years…probably doing the same thing mostly, maybe on a bit of a bigger scale. Not the rock star dream. That’s not me but I can still see myself doing music.”

 

Keegan also mentioned that one day he plans to have a family. Hopefully Keegan with all his music talent will be one of the few to live and survive off their artistic talents.

E.V. Hutcheon is a 2nd year St. Lawrence College Journalism Student.  She has professionally edited a Polish history book and is hoping to see her dream and passion of writing into a career. Previously living Toronto, E.V. is now a proud Cornwall citizen. On her off time you can usually find her at home writing her latest book, or walking along the St Lawrence River. 

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  1. john rothwell says:

    keegan if you’re looking for gigs, i suggest you contact rodney rivette, he can give you the info,,, been booking events for years now, good man to know. i think you’ll enjoy working with him

  2. Furtz says:

    Anyone who saddles their kid with a name like Keegan or Skylar, etc, should be investigated by the CAS.

  3. Michael Clifton says:

    Times change and musical stylings as well, but it’s nice to know that coffee houses, as we used to refer to them, still exist and still offer a venue for performance.
    Some will remember the short-lived , but vital, Petunia’s coffee house of Cornwall’s middle 1960′s. Cool then and obviously, still cool today.

  4. Michael Clifton says:

    @Furtz
    Yeah man. I don’t have any kids , but if i did I wouldn’t allow any of those figure skatin’ kinda names.
    If it’s a boy – Beerfart. if it’s a girl – Rayon. DONE! And none of those pussy-assed middle names – got it!
    Sincerely, Biff Toughlove Jr.

  5. Michael Clifton says:

    Please do not take the above comment as an indiginity aimed at the artist or content of the article . Simply a bit of schtick. I get tired of being serious about things all the time!

    Best of luck to this young man in his musical pursuits.

    To the author:
    In future features I would recommend that you attempt to give the interested reader some sense of the style and influences that shape the artist. I emerged from reading this piece with absolutely no sense of his music. Please accept my comment in the positive sense it is offered. I applaud your writing and follow your articles in CFN – that is my compliment to you.

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