Brian Keane was born into a musical family. The Westport native’s mom was an avant-garde composer, while his father was a gifted Irish tenor, so it was no surprise when he gravitated towards music.
“I had a paper route when I was younger, and bought my first guitar, a 1958 Stratocaster, which would be worth about $80,000 today, and I got it for $75,” Keane said. “I started playing in rock bands, with my first gig being in the sixth grade. I started composing soon after. I would hear things and wanted to put them together.”