About the artists
International Artist with Stonebridge Guitars, International
Jeff Kelly sings of the human experience with a sense of vulnerability and grit that is both familiar and authentic. Honesty and attention to detail are at the root of each song and the emotion and experience is not lost on the listener.
Jeff currently splits his time between his solo endeavors and a rotating cast of musicians known as the Graveyard Shift. The band's debut album, titled "Jeff Kelly and the Graveyard Shift" was released in April of 2018.
Originally from Massachusetts, Kelly made a slow migration to the Midwest, living in Rochester, New York for several years, before settling in Indianapolis, Indiana at the end of 2009. In the absence of family and people he knew, Kelly took up the guitar shortly thereafter, if only to keep him company. He's been writing and performing ever since. The songs are a true reflection of where he's been and where his heart continues to take him.
Kelly has shared the stage with such acts as Lera Lynn, Joe Pug, The Wild Reeds, Gaelic Storm, Christopher Paul Stelling, The Dupont Brothers, Reckless Kelly, Joe Fletcher, Hannah Aldridge, and Matthew Mayfield.
If there was a person born to play the guitar, it was Alyssa Hankey. Born in the countryside just north of Pittsburgh, she began shaping her signature sound in her teenage years. Pulling from roots of blues and old country folk, her lyrics bring you into the heart of the steel mills and the bucolic landscape of rural America.
Influences: Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, Joe Cocker, Led Zeppelin, Stevie NIcks, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline, Tallest Man on Earth, Shakey Graves, Colter Wall, Benjamin Tod, Dan Layus, Bonnie Raitt, John Mayer, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Dean Martin, Tom Waits, Duane Allman, Ray LaMontange, John Prine, Eric Clapton, Jason Isbell and Many More!