THE FRONT PORCH OF HEAVEN (2020)
Performed and produced by Kevin Keller
The title of Kevin Keller’s latest album sounds like a Clifford Simak novel. Comforting but mysterious. Homespun yet majestic. Inspired by Keller’s recent heart surgery, which included being on life support while having his heart deliberately stopped during the operation, the music seems made to soothe us in our moments of anxiety even as it explores that anxiety.
Critics' Praise of "The Front Porch of Heaven"
"...a lush display of timeless melody and boundless beauty."
"...sheer beauty and elegance...features the finest melody Keller has composed in his career."
"...as moving as it is inspirational."
"... inexplicably beautiful perfection...goes even deeper emotionally and gets to the heart of the composer behind the sonic splendor. "