Meet the Musician
Senior Chief Musician Keith M. Arneson,
Senior Chief Musician Keith Arneson, a native of Waldorf, Maryland, joined the Navy Band in 1993. He is the unit leader of Country Current, the Navy Band's country/bluegrass ensemble. He holds an associate’s degree from the College of Southern Maryland and has performed as a member of the Classic Grass, Dixie Rambler and Mountain Laurel bluegrass bands. In 1985, he was a featured performer with the Mountain Laurel Band on “Nashville Now,” a national television program.
A banjo instructor since 1981, he is in demand as a clinician and has lead advanced banjo workshops throughout the country. Many of his original songs have been transcribed and published in “Banjo Newsletter,” an international monthly magazine, and his solo album and many original songs are played regularly on radio stations nationwide.