Turn the Tide
John Kelly blends country roots and blues with singer songwriter acoustic folk for an Americana sound
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. Influenced at a young by guitars players such as Mark Knopfler, Dickie Betts, Toy Caldwell, Eric Clapton and songwriters such as Jim Croce, Neil Diamond, John Denver and Harry Chapin, 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 Welcome Home.
Luckily John doesn't have to stray far from his love of music in his everyday work. John owns and operates HIDEAWAY RECORDING STUDIO. and The Hideaway Cafe on Central Avenue in Downtown Saint Petersburg, Florida, where he continues to "craft the song" and "master the sound" for countless other local and nationally touring artists.
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. You never know who will be joining John on stage. Known for his collaborative style, he is a true host wherever he goes.
John's latest release, Turn The Tide, is now available for download (released in March 2015)... count on this 6 song ep to leave you wanting more! See more at: http://johnkellysongs.com/john/#sthash.UAaMqGQa.dpuf