Keith Howland is an American guitarist and singer. Since 1995, he has been the lead guitarist for the veteran pop-rock band Chicago. Howland started playing the guitar at the age of seven, and he played in a number of bands during his school years. He attended elementary school in Richmond, Virginia, and graduated from James Madison University in 1986 with a degree in communications. In 1987, Keith moved to Los Angeles and took a job with Andy Brauer Studio Rentals, which helped him to make invaluable contacts in the music industry. He also continued playing as much as possible, including a 1993 summer tour with Rick Springfield. In 1995, Chicago was looking for a new lead guitarist following the departure of Dawayne Bailey. Howland was a long-time fan of the band and of their co-founding guitarist, Terry Kath. Howland appeared uninvited at the auditions, and attained a chance meeting with the band's bassist, Jason Scheff.
|Born:||14, 1964, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States|
|Years active:||1986 — present|
|Website:||Keith Howland's Official site|
|IMDb:||Keith Howland's IMDb|
About Keith Howland
Guitarist and longtime member of the pop rock band Chicago, the group known for songs like "Hard to Say I'm Sorry."
He played in multiple bands before joining Chicago.
He graduated from James Madison University.
His brother Craig is also a musician.
He has toured with Rick Springfield.
Information related to Keith Howland
- Chicago (band) members
- James Madison University alumni