Forgiven is John's best work to date. This album represents the past few years of John's life and the begining of his journey as a father, husband and son.
John Kelly is a singer songwriter from Teaneck, New Jersey (by way of Nashville) living in St. Petersburg, FL. John started out on Bleaker Street in NYC playing when he was 18 years old and has since then found himself in Nashville studios playing with the likes of Al Perkins, Tim O'brien, Rob Hajacos, Dustin Overbeek and Casey Driessen. Influenced at a young age by such artists as Mark Knopfler, Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker and Eric Clapton and further educated in life by such musically captivating entertainers as Vince Gill and Alison Krauss and Union Station, John has a wide range of musical styles - from what he calls "Chicken Pickin'" on audience favorites like Lucky Day, I got a feelin', and Country Livin' to "Life Moment Pieces" like Still, Jackson, Take Your Time and The Stage.
Luckily John doesn't have to stray far from his love of music in his everyday work. John owns and operates HIDEAWAY RECORDING STUDIO, INC., where he puts his talent to use helping other musicians realize their sound. John has played with some of the greatest musicians out there, which brings us to John's current lineup...
Rocking it out with the JKB on harmonica, guitar and backup vocals is Mississippi native Tim Poole. Tim settled in St Pete where he met his future wife, Geni Poole, who now graces the band with her beauty and style on the bass guitar. Backing it all up on the drums is Jeff Martin. John's music has a truly unique sound which has been dubbed "an alt country crossover, rootsy sound full of strong melodies and honest lyrics". With the help of his band, John has been able to reach a wide audience, young and old, that appreciates him for his ability to create songs that inspire and move.
John's next album, THE STAGE is due out Fall 2008 and will feature several songs with his current lineup.