I came up with the hook for this song in the car on the way from dropping my kids off at school to the third stream studio in Thornburg, Virginia. As soon as they are out of the car, the music changes quickly. That day, 5/10/11, I went back and forth between backspin and shade 45, 2 awesome hip hop channels on satellite radio, so I had that mentality going when I arrived at the studio. I was planning on doing something completely different that day, but went ahead nd went with my inspiration. I’m glad I did. All I had was a hook and a slight idea of a theme. We found a cool loop to play along to and created the drum track. Toby Fairchild, who played with me in the added bonus, was in the house in full force. I stood in the room with him as he pounded on his drums. To create verse and chorus sections I would signal him to go to and from the high hat and the ride cymbal as well as the stops.It was all an experiment at this point. I think we did one take. Then I grabbed the house bass and spent 15 minuets recording bass ideas. Once that was done, I took to the vocal mic. Again I had nothing. I started riffing, stopping and starting over and over, laughing and carrying on, making things up.It was about 10 in the morning by this point so that was weird in and of itself. Sarah Wolff, a local singer songwriter/performer, was there assisting the engineer, Matt Montoro. I figured she would make a fine addition to the song and I was very happy with her cameo. I actually laugh out loud when I hear her parts. During my vocal improvs, I stumbled upon a line I heard from a live saffire record called "Live and Uppity." The song is called “Bitch With a Bad Attitude” sung by local celebrity and internationally known blues icon, Gaye Adegbalola.When she wasn't touring, she was a teacher at my high school.She was known as miss A. She taught the smart kids photography and maybe journalism. I think she might have done some AP classes as well. Her classes were never an option for me as I was.......not one of the smart kids. I was to busy failing spanish 1 for the second time to be invited to attend her smart kid classes. I remember her classroom being a small closet like room with only a few people there at a time. She was by no means in the closet, but her class room was small. I think they ran the school newspaper and designed the year book there. Saffire would occasionally play the local bars in Fredericksburg. I think my first gig for pay was between 10th and 11th grade, so I tried to go see Saffire any chance I could. I would hit her up for advice from time to time. I remember once between the student and faculty parking lots she told me that playing original music is great, but at the bars, don't be afraid to play songs people know and can sing along to. Her son, Juno, was the drummer of my first band called Down Hill Development featuring Kirk Edwards. Kirk showed me the proper chords to my first songs. He and I switched off and on guitar and bass. We submitted a cassette tape that we recorded with a boom box in Miss A's living room to the talent show committee (Jan White).I figured since Miss A was a respected teacher and local celebrity, and the drummer was her son, we would easily pass the audition and get to play the talent show.We did not. Either we weren't ready, or the tape was crappy, or we sounded completely awful. I’m guessing it was all of the 3. Juno still plays drums in one of Miss A's projects and produces his own music. Miss A continues to be a positive influence on many people, myself included. She's cool. If you are looking for funny, soulful and sometimes dirty acoustic blues, check Saffire, the uppity blues women. My favorite is “Live and Uppity”. Please enjoy, Keller.B.i.t.c.h. was recorded and mixed by Matt Montoro at Third Stream Music and mastered by Jeff Covert at Wally Cleavers. Toby Fairchild on drums, Sarah Wolff on vocals, and myself on bass, guitar, synth, and vocals.