Michael Kelly

Summer 2019

This has been one memorable summer for sure. Reached mountain top highs studying and jamming with Tim O’Brien & Jan Fabricus, the Ronstadt Brothers, Che Apalache, Chris Luquette, Ken Kolodner and others at Common Ground on the Hill as well as one of the finest workshops on songwriting I’ve ever attended put on by John Hill of 94.7 WPVC with Nashville legend Pat Alger in Crozet, Va. You can find John on Facebook here: 94.7 FM Charlottesville ; he puts on some great concerts. You’ll find Pat Alger’s name on a lot of those country songs you know every word to (Going Gone, Small Town Saturday Night, Once in a Very Blue Moon). Also had the pleasure of learning from Bruce Molsky and Alison DeGroot at the inaugural Baltimore Old Time Festival, two of the finest old time musicians on the planet.

I want to thank the Baltimore Old Time Festival, Barnhouse Brewery, BikeTrAle Brewery, Black Ankle Winery, the Avalon Foundation at Easton Farm Market, Elk Run Winery, Frederick Coffee Co., Goshen Farm, Perigeaux Vineyards and 49 West for their support of local music. I truly enjoy playing these venues and it’s become more and more apparent over the years that they are enjoyable because the folks who run them are wonderful. Looking ahead, I’m excited to be working with the Focus music series for the first time 11/17/2019 in Alexandria, Va. Thanks, love, kisses, back slaps, high fives, fist bumps, hugs, low fives and more gratitude than I can put into words to all who came out to the shows!

And here’s comes autumn!