Keith Abler is a vocalist, songwriter, and instrumentalist from Plymouth, WI. He recorded with the late-'60s and early-'70s bands Love Society and Phase III before releasing his solo debut, Pilgrimage, in 1975. The musical styles of these early recordings ran the gamut of pop music ranging from '60s pop to psychedelic and hard rock. His solo album contained soft rock, folk-rock, and country influences. In 1976, the first Sunblind Lion album was released, a band he would record with until 1980. That band mixed progressive, album-oriented, and hard rock to varying degrees. Abler returned in 1996 with a band called Gilbert & the Pirates, comprised of musicians from Wisconsin and the Chicago area. He wrote or co-wrote all of the material for the Pirates' album Go Easy.
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