BC songbird Beverley McKeen combines insightfully emotional lyrics about subjects spanning the environment and sodality to heartbreak and haywire relationships. McKeen's muse graces her new gentle rock-roots CD Poetic Wax. Socially outspoken McKeen is often heard with bassist-Producer Martyn Jones and other polished players during a raft of coastal gigs. She is a regular festival performer. Beverley McKeen is a published poet, as part of the American Poetry Anthology, 1989. She began writing and singing her own songs at 17 when McKeen bought her first guitar for $25. She says she comes from a long line of musical types. Her mother has supported and encouraged her musical abilities early on and throughout her life. Beverley's late Uncle Graham McKeen was a jazz music boulevardier who played in the beat coffeehouses in Greenwich Village, and hung out with Kerouac, Mailer and Ginsberg. Beverley McKeen says her Uncle strongly encouraged her to continue pursuing her music, writing, singing and performing. Having studied Royal Conservatory of Music for 8 years, she already had a strong foundation for musical composition. Beverley's classical training often comes through in the complexity and unpredictability of her melody structures. Superbly catchy lyrics and chord patterns are a hallmark of Beverley McKeen's songwriting. Her fans often tell her they woke up with her song in their head - a great sign for a songwriter!!