Chelsea Crowell

Chelsea Crowell

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA

LITERALLY: 1 part Carter Family folk and gospel, 1 part Johnny Cash outsider country, 2 parts country pop ala Rodney Crowell and Rosanne Cash makes up the eclectic styling of Chelsea Crowell, the only member of her generation and large family making music.


Chelsea Crowell is a third generation songwriter with a lot on her mind. Born and raised in Nashville then New York City, she had lived all over the place by her teenage years. It was during this time that Crowell first carried on the so called "outlaw" torch when she was banned from the Misfits Fiend Club for a rebelliously opinionated "fan" letter. Through the years, and by way of Memphis and Charleston, her heart found its way back to Nashville and the music she was raised with. By 2005, she had started collaborating with friend and writing partner, Steven Braren who, by the way, first introduced her to Cleft Producer, Loney John Hutchins. A year later they formed the band, Jane Only. Shows were sporadic, but Crowell and the band recorded frequently, material of which will find a near- future release on Cleft. Jane Only was put on hold when partner, Braren, joined up with the band, Cheap Time, and by the start of '08, Chelsea had 3 albums worth of solo material. She and Hutchins began working tirelessly for a year straight. The result is her self titled debut, "Chelsea Crowell." It is a mixture of country soul, folk jazz, family, heartache and time travel. Cleft Music couldn't be any prouder to be a part of it, releasing the album on cd, download and vinyl.


Chelsea Crowell, "Chelsea Crowell" (cleft007 digipak and vinyl)
Jane Only (forthcoming full length album from side band- early '10)

Set List

Typical set length 45 mins to hour
I Want My 7 Years Back
In Your Arms Again
Where the Hell Is Robert E Lee
Never Be a Beggar
Tremolo Trees
Heart's Mistake
She's Got You
Tonight Will Be Fine
Leaving Louisiana