Stanley Keach

Profile Updated: May 1, 2019
Stanley Keach
Residing In: Rome, ME USA
Spouse: Liz Keach
Occupation: Musician, Songwriter, Writer, Visual Artist
Children: Rachel, born 1978; Carrie, born 1988. Rachel teaches in VT. Carrie graduated from MIT, works at Berklee More…College of Music.
Yes! Attending Reunion
What was the last CD/Album you purchased?

Last CD I recorded: Home in the Heart of Maine - released May, 2019

What's your favorite quote?

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” (Samuel Beckett)

What did you do after High School Graduation?

BA, Olivet College, Olivet, MI, 1967 (Art, Philosophy).
M.Ed., Temple U., Philadelphia, 1977 (Special Ed.)
Over 100 credits after earning E.Ed. (Art, Writing, Philosophy, Education).
Ran a few small private schools; taught in public school (Special Ed., Alt. Ed., Gifted & Talented).
Played music professionally (Bluegrass, Celtic, Blues, etc.) from 1975 to present.
Studied poetry, had a book of poetry published in 2014.
Had a one-man art show in 2000.
Raised a few animals -- pigs, sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens.
Lived in Maine since 1981.

What are you up to now?

Retired after 40 years in education -- teaching, running a few small private schools. I've been a professional musician -- still am; recently honored with induction in the Maine Country Music Hall of Fame. Wrote a national Top Ten Bluegrass Singles hit, and many other songs for nationally-known bluegrass bands. Won some songwriting awards.

I take a course in digital art every semester for the past 5 years -- Adobe Photoshop, video editing, etc.

School Story:

I moved to Montclair from Massachusetts just before my junior year in HS, so I didn't have many close friends there. I played football and baseball in my junior year. The coach saw me smoking, so I didn't play senior year. I was kind of depressed my last 2 year of HS, but have had a happy life since.