WASHINGTON – Tommy Keene may be power pop’s best kept secret.
Originally from D.C., Keene gained some notoriety in the 1980s with a major-label contract, and has since continued to release excellent albums. His most recent effort, “Excitement at Your Feet,” is a covers album featuring songs by the Who, Donovan, Mink DeVille, and Guided By Voices.
His latest album, “Seeds and Stems,” is a collection of his road-tested crowd- pleasers revisited in the studio, including “Too Much Fun,” “Semi Truck,” and “Hot Rod Lincoln.”
Check out a fan video of Bill Kirchen performing “Semi Truck” below.
The band does a remarkable job with song arrangements, and the fake “Boss” sounds a lot like the man himself, even during stage banter.