Tickets on sale now for THE CIDER GALLERY SESSIONS IV May 22
The previous three Cider Gallery Sessions have been a kind of revelation for Kelley Hunt fans - usually short notice, packed house, embraced by the simple, hip, intimate confines of Lawrence's East End Arts District venue The Cider Gallery, great production, usually a food truck or two out back - definitely an up-close encounter that always produces some creative surprises.
In the past these shows have popped up when there was something new in the works and this show is no exception. On May 22 Kelley will explore a new variation on her singer-songwriter performance concept and road test some new material. Fans have not been shy in telling us how much they love these inside looks into Kelley's process and the connection they feel in these shows.
Showtime Sunday, May 22 is 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm. As is always the case at The Cider seating is limited - to reserve your spot and get informaton GO HERE NOW.
Kelley sails the Caribbean on LRBC #26 with an all-star 7 pc band
Kelley makes her fourth featured artist appearance on the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise Jan. 17-24, 2016 with an all-star 7pc band. The cruise sails the Caribbean with a boatload of stellar artists - it's a rockin' festival at sea with ports of call in Tortola, St. Croix and The Bahamas aboard Holland America's Nieuw Amsterdam. For those who register and tell LRBC they're Kelley Hunt fans, or register and let us know by emailing: email@example.com , there will be some special on-board perks - like an intimate, exclusive, by-invitation solo singer-songwriter performance and more. The cruise departs from and returns to Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
To reserve your cabin and get more information GO HERE.
And remember - when you register make sure you tell them your a Kelley Hunt fan.
Kelley to guest on new Duke Robillard recording project
Acclaimed Grammy-nominated guitar master Duke Robillard has asked Kelley to come to the east coast in February as a featured guest on recording sessions for an intriguing new project. Can't tell you much right now, its all a bit hush-hush. At this point the expected release date is sometime in 2016.
"I have been a huge fan of Duke's since the early days of my career when I first saw him perform live on the same bill at a big festival. In my opinion he's among the most thoughful, technically skilled, open-minded and inspired guitarists I've known - world-class by any definition and one of the only truly authentic blues guitar traditionalists. And a talented producer - the real deal in every sense. Plus, he's genuinely a first-class person. I am thrilled and honored to be asked to be part of this," said Kelley.
Stay tuned for more info as the project progresses.
Newstyle Kelley Hunt tees and hats are in!
Kelley Hunt Merch announces new design Kelley Hunt tees and hats, each with Kelley's logo in various color combinations. Other recent additions to the store include the "Heartland" single in CD form and "Gravity Loves You" tees.
To check out the new offerings and order online GO HERE.
"Heartland" single now available in CD form as well as digital download
The Americana ballad single "Heartland" recorded during the "Gravity Loves You" sessions featuring Kelley on vocal and acoustic piano, Grammy-winning mandolin master Sam Bush and acoustic bassist Byron House is now available in CD form at the MERCH STORE ON THIS SITE, all popular online sites and nationwide retailers as well as digital download at all your favorite online sites - Itunes, Amazon, Google Music, Pandora, Spotify, etc.
The song, which expresses the special connection everyone feels for their home place, was actually performed in an earlier form on the live national broadcast of "A Prairie Home Companion" with Garrison Keillor.
"We're hearing that this song resonates with a large number of people, and it certainly is written from the heart as far as I'm personally concerned. I'm grateful to Sam and Byron for helping me bring it to life," said Kelley.
"Heartland" has also been licensed for the remarkable interactive theatrical presentation at the FLINT HILLS DISCOVERY CENTER in Manhattan, KS.
Gravity Loves You extended booklet available for download
A new, extended .pdf version of the booklet for "Gravity Loves You" is now available for free download (7.8MB). The booklet includes more detailed track info and lyrics.
So whether you have the physical CD with the normal booklet or have downloaded "Gravity" from iTunes, Amazon or other online sources, now you can have this new, more extensive version of the booklet complements of 88 Records.
Indie film "The Battle for Bunker Hill" goes into worldwide distribution, headed for Cannes
New World Distribution has announced the worldwide release of "The Battle for Bunker Hill" directed by Kevin Willmott and starring James McDaniel, Laura Kirk, Saeed Jaffray, Blake Robbins and Kevin Geer. And, yes, in addition to co-scoring the film and co-writing the closing credits theme song "Mountain to Move" (on Kelley's "MERCY" CD), Kelley also has a small onscreen role.
The film will be available immediately through online and subscription sources including Google Play, You Tube Movie Rentals, Viaway, Amazon, Sony Playstation and I-tunes with many more platforms to follow. The distributors also plan to screen "Bunker" at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.
To see the movie trailer and get more information GO HERE.