She's A Keeper / Bio

She’s A Keeper is an American indie rock band from Kansas City, Missouri. Since their debut album in 2010, the band’s sound has changed significantly and now draws from a variety of indie and pop influences including The National, The Strokes, Band of Horses and The ACB’s. The band consists of Kansas City natives Zac Jurden, Elliott Phillips, Fritz Hutchison and Colin Nelson.

Keeper is currently planning a tour in support of their latest EP, which will be released in January 2015 by Paco Tapes from Nashville, TN.

Originally formed as a folk rock group, Keeper has since made a departure from their original folk sensibilities towards a more indie-pop influenced sound. Their upcoming EP, Westside Royal, incorporates a wider sonic range that emphasizes spacious electric guitar tones and a naturally imperfect energy alongside melodies that reference their folk-rock roots.

Since their eponymous release in 2010, She’s A Keeper’s catalogue includes two EP’s (2012) and a full-length studio album (2013) produced by Joel Nanos (Radkey, Making Movies) at Element Recording Studio in Kansas City, MO.

Throughout the years, the band has shared the stage with numerous local and national acts including Of Monsters and Men, Grouplove, Ben Kweller, Josh Ritter, The Joy Formidable and Saintseneca. They have taken part in the Midcoast Takeover at SXSW three years in a row, Harvest Music Festival in Ozark, Arkansas, Middle of the Map Fest in Kansas City, MO, and was a featured artist for TEDxKC 2012.

In 2013, She’s A Keeper won emerging artist at the Pitch Music Awards in Kansas City, MO and has been a featured artist on 90.9 The Bridge’s local music page in 2014.

Their music has been featured in GoodMusicAllDay.com, The Deli Magazine, The Oxford American, Ink Magazine, The Kansas City Star and The Pitch and is played on local stations 90.9 The Bridge, 96.5 The Buzz, and Alice 102.1.

Listen to their music on Spotify, iTunes, Soundcloud, AmazonMP3 and Bandcamp.

“She’s A Keeper possesses worldly voices well beyond their years and write strikingly mature songs. People are taking notice.” –Bill Brownlee, Ink Magazine

General Info

Band Members
Zac Jurden, Kate Sopcich, Fritz Hutchison, Elliott Phillips, Colin Nelson
Artist Name
She's A Keeper
Profile Page
Active Since
Rock / Indie Rock / Pop

Contact Info

Kansas City, MO

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