Keating prefers the Waterbury's intimate corner stage, where he puts his rich baritone to work on jazz, country, and show tunes. He's always accompanied by a keyboardist and occasionally joined by a saxophonist. Keating invites audience members to join him on the mic for an impromptu sing-along, and during breaks, lets them tell jokes. "If the people are there to eat and relax, you don't want to attack them with loud music," he says. "If they're ready to party, you figure out what they want to hear."
Wednesdays, 6-10 p.m., 2006