JIM KEYES - Piano, Guitar, Accordion, Mandolin and many other "historic" instruments

(Croton and Mohegan Lake Locations)


Jim Keyes is an accomplished musician, performer, songwriter and composer. He’s as likely to be heard playing original songs on an electric guitar in the rock band Hot Rod Pacer as he is singing 18th century ballads in Colonial garb.

As a historic musician, he is drawn to its rich history and legends.  Jim’s music appears on network and cable TV shows. He is currently a “green-light” composer for Getty Images. In 2008, Jim scored Historic Hudson Valley’s installations, “Winter Wonderlights” and “The Great Jack-O-Lantern Blaze”.

One of his many interesting projects included a School Based Artist-in-Residence  for First Graders through the Hudson River Museum. Toward the end of the project, each class wrote a song about their experience and  Jim performed music from the ’20s and 30s on instruments that were popular then.

Jim’s strong connection to the Hudson River inspired him to release his fourth CD of original music, “Time On The Water”, a collection of songs paying homage to life along the River. 

Read more about Jim and his “many faces” on his website, jimkeyes.com