KELLEY PLAYS KANSANS FOR FAIR COURTS BENEFIT IN LAWRENCE SAT. AUG. 6
As people who have been following Kansas politics know, the court system in Kansas and specifically the independence of the Kansas Supreme Court has been under partisan attack and the importance of this issue will come into stark focus in this fall's elections when all of Kansas' Supreme Court Justices will be up for retention. They will face a well-funded opposition campaign rooted in ideology which threatens the concept of an independent judiciary - an essential constitutional imperative of Democracy. A bi-partisan group called KANSANS FOR FAIR COURTS has been formed to defend the justices against this well-funded ideological opposition and they have asked Kelley to perform a fundraising concert in Lawrence Sat. Aug. 6. Kelley has whole-heartedly accepted, and has done so because she recognizes the serious threat to Democracy in Kansas presented by this partisan campaign to replace the current justices with ideologues. Seating for this special event is limited to 70. If you love some good wine, good conversation, a terrific, intimate concert performance and preserving some good 'ol principled Democracy in Kansas explore further and make reservations. Download more info on this event HERE. For more info on KANSANS FOR FAIR COURTS download a brochure and prospectus HERE and HERE. To make a reservation EMAIL HERE, put "Reservations for Aug. 6" in the subject line and include contact info. You'll be contacted to complete your reservations within a few hours. ---
KELLEY CO-HEADLINES KC'S CROSSROADS MUSIC FEST SEPT. 10 - TICKETS NOW ON SALE
Kelley co-headlines Kansas City's Crossroads Music Festival with Radkey Sept. 10 8:30 at the new Record Bar. The fest features over 30 bands on 9 stages. It's produced by and proceeds go to Kansas City Community Radio KKFI 90.1FM. Tickets, passes and VIP passes are available and really reasonable. Kelley and her all-star touring band plan a serious throwdown - make sure you're there. GET TICKETS. ---
KELLEY IN MICHIGAN FOR SHOWS JULY 14, 16
Kelley will be back in Michigan in July for a show Thurs. July 14 with her all-star touring band downtown in Mt. Pleasant and a solo singer songwriter format show in Traverse City Saturday, July 16. See above for more info and tickets. ---
"DANCE OF HEARTS" CREATES OVER 30,000 MEALS FOR THOSE IN NEED IN DOUGLAS COUNTY
Liberty Hall was packed and the dance floor was full all night - Kelley and her 9pc band threw down and her fans threw in - fans bought tickets and made food donations and sponsors provided support for "Dance of Hearts" Sat. Feb. 13 at Liberty Hall - about $6,000 in proceeds and over 300 lbs of food have been turned over to JUST FOOD so far which the regional food bank says will provide more than 30,000 meals for those in need.
"Once again my fans have stepped up - I'm so grateful to them, our great sponsors and Dean Eddington and his staff at Liberty Hall for making this a great night. Hey, it was Valentine's weekend and the power of love won out," said Kelley.
To learn more about JUST FOOD or make an additional donation GO HERE ---
KELLEY SAILS ON LEGENDARY RHYTHM AND BLUES CRUISE #26 JAN. 17-24 '16 OUT OF FT. LAUDERDALE
Kelley makes her fourth appearance on the LRBC with an all-star 7 pc band. This cruise features a truly stellar lineup. And for those who sign up and let us know, or register with the LRBC as Kelley Hunt fans there are special onboard perks including an exclusive, by-invitation singer-songwriter style solo performance. Stay tuned for more on that. To reserve your cabin and get more info GO HERE. ---KELLEY TO GUEST ON NEW DUKE ROBILLARD 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.
---EUROPEAN AIRPLAY European airplay for "THE BEAUTIFUL BONES" is popping on stations in Scandinavia, Germany, UK, The Netherlands, France, Portugal and Spain. Stay tuned for a station listing. ---
NEW "BEAUTIFUL BONES" TEE SHIRTS AVAILABLE NOW FROM KELLEY HUNT MERCH GO HERE TO ORDER
All orders ship same day if received before 4 pm CDT. Here's a sneak preview of track #1 "THIS TIME"
NEW KH HATS AND TEES FROM KH MERCH
Kelley Hunt Merch announces the arrival of newstyle Kelley Hunt tees and hats! To check them out and order GO HERE ---
HEARTLAND SINGLE CD NOW AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE
Americana ballad single "Heartland" featuring Kelley, Grammy winning mando master Sam Bush and acoustic bassist Byron House is now available in CD form at all popular online sites, the MERCH link on this site and retailers nationwide as well as universal digital download at all your favorite online sites and music services GO HERE FOR MORE INFO ---
"THE BEAUTIFUL BONES" IS ON THE STREET!
Kelley's much anticipated new studio album "The Beautiful Bones" is here! GO
HERE to get your copy. You can also find it in stores and all your favorite online sites - Amazon, iTunes and everywhere else. You'll also want to keep track of the DATES page as new CD release concerts are added to the schedule. Make sure you're on Kelley's EMAIL LIST to get updates on the new album and advance notices of live performances in your area. And keep checking back as kelleyhunt.com gets a complete renovation in the coming weeks!
BEAUTIFUL BONES PRESS
"...this work is both totally inspirational and one of the best CDs you'll hear this year." BLUES BLAST MAGAZINE
"More than bones prove beautiful on this scintillating release by one of soul's best kept secrets. As she rips across strong originals like the funky "Golden Hour" to high-torque, torrid testaments like the gospel blues of "Release and Be Free", Kelley Hunt's time has come."
"If there is truly a Higher Power, He/She should press PLAY on the latest release by Kansas City's Kelley Hunt. Rest assured that the takeaway will be, despite how everything's been going lately, everything's going to be okay after all...". - Eric Thom BLUES MUSIC MAGAZINE
"a beautiful work of art...It is an album you will want to hear over and over discovering something new each time." - TUMBLER
"Kelley Hunt soars on her new release and invites listeners along for the ride."
It is not very often that we receive an album that makes us sit down and really listen; like, grabs us and demands our full attention. Multi-instrumentalist Kelley Hunt has done exactly that with her new album, The Beautiful Bones. The album has depth, soul, personality, and nuance.
The Beautiful Bones, on 88 Records, is a 50 minute journey through these 12 windows into Kelley Hunt’s musical soul. Though some selections here are more blues or soul inflected than others, the entire album resonates with a quiet comfort firmly grounded in a gospel voice. The sound and mix on this album is first rate, and the music has an inviting clarity and freshness about it.
This album will definitely lift your spirits and make you smile, on the inside. - AMERICAN BLUES SCENE MAGAZINE
"Kelley Hunt's The Beautiful Bones is an album I wanted to turn up within the first few bars. So I did. There may only be 88 keys on a piano, but Kelley Hunt has a personal relationship with each and every one of them. By the time you've listened to The Beautiful Bones you'll be on your way to having that beautiful relationship as well." "The songs are each as unique and necessary as a color of the rainbow; they offset each other with their distinctive qualities. If you love blues, soul or gospel, you'll love discovering Kelley Hunt, who does them all exceedingly well. Her vocals are a fitting blend of styles as well. Her voice is incredibly powerful in its humanity." - PARCBENCH.COM
"I interviewed Kelley Hunt many years ago, for the 'old' Blueprint magazine on the release of her eponymously titled debut album, and quoted her as "a lady who plays piano in the two fisted style of the boogie masters, who writes songs that are fresh, valid and realistic in their appraisal of life, and who is capable of singing with a combination of power, tenderness, intensity and pathos that can one minute have you on your feet dancing, and the next be cutting to the depth of your soul. The lady's name is Kelley Hunt." Now, with her sixth commercial release (The Beautiful Bones) she has proven me right with this impressive set."
- Mick Rainsford BLUES IN BRITAIN