Michael Kelly

Color Factory Release

The new CD Color Factory can be downloaded or purchased at: http://cdbaby.com/cd/michaelkelly12, as well as Amazon and iTunes. The recording features multi-time IBMA bass player of the year Mark Schatz, internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Danny Knicely, 2016 IBMA award winner Brad Kolodner, and the legendary harmonica virtuoso Phil Wiggins. Copies also available at all shows!

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Color Factory

The new release is available on CD Baby (cdbaby.com/cd/michaelkelly12), iTunes, Amazon and at all shows. This recording features Mark Schatz on bass, Danny Knicely on mandolin and fiddle, Brad Kolodner on banjo, and Phil Wiggins plays harmonica on Elmer’s Blues.

10 Year Anniversary at Brewer’s Alley

Such an honor to play with Kate MacLeod and Teporah at the 10th Anniversary of the Brewer’s Alley Songwriter Showcase. Big thanks and congratulations to Rod Deacey, Todd Walker and Ron Goad for all their work putting this show together. Best wishes for 10 more!

SPCA Walk for the Animals

Thanks to Kelly and SPCA for having me out to play again this year!

Milkhouse Brewery

Thanks to Tom and Abby for having me out to play at the farm. Love this venue! Great crowd, festive afternoon out in the country.

New Deal Cafe SAW Open Mic

Got to sit in with good friend Lynn Hollyfield and catch up with old friends at New Deal Cafe. I’ll be playing there in May, stay tuned!

9 Songwriter Series at 49W

Thanks to Justin Trawick for having me back out to play this always fun songwriter series.

Easton Farm Market

You never know what’s gonna happen some days. Setting up to play Saturday and the pickup on my guitar stopped working. I had a spare mic for the guitar but only 1 mic stand. I was getting ready to set up in bluegrass style with a single mic for guitar and vocals when a kind stranger inquired if I needed any help. Special thanks to Ed Klein, a sound man who just happened to be passing by (thank you Lord!) and loaned me a mic stand for the show. His true kindness left me inspired. Thanks to Gary Wright at Garrett Park Guitars for getting my guitar back and running!

Gaithersburg Arts Barn

What an honor to open for the prolific Welsh songwriter Martyn Joseph. The workshop in the afternoon was well attended and very inspirational. Martyn told some great stories and helped illuminate the mysteries of our art. The tremendous staff at the Arts Barn helped make a special evening even better. Thanks to all for attending.