Julian Paul Keenan has spent decades trying to coax his Stratocaster to reveal its deeply held secrets. With the birth of his daughter and recent move to Montclair, the Strat is finally fulfilling its part of the deal. A singer and guitarist, Keenan lives two lives. As a solo artist, he tries to find the most authentic blues tones and emotions by layering his guitar on top of deep and rich mixes and samples. As a band player, he tries to stay locked into the drums. A neuroscience professor by day, Keenan blends music with the cerebrum; "It's all right-brained, I don't venture anywhere close to the corpus callosum." E-mail him at Keenanj@mail.montclair.edu.