Craig Kelley

Craig Kelley

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Powerful vocals rich in melody and harmony speak of God's love and forgiveness. Craig Kelley's edgy rock textured with gentle acoustic guitars and keys is rooted in scripture. His latest release, Back in the Fold (2008), is now available. Matthew 18:12 Kelley performs with his band and solo.

Biography

Craig Kelley's latest release, Back in the Fold, is full of new beginnings and a majestic end. Hailing as 3-time and reigning Central PA Guitar War's champion, Kelley has been featured in the international Guitar World magazine, led his band in winning several Battle of the Band competitions and logged over 500 performances in his young career. With four CD releases under his belt, Craig deems his latest as having the greatest impact, on others as well as himself.

"This CD has really transformed me from the inside out. I was out there searching... Seeking answers, Truth, for the way I should live my life. Life was hard. I couldn't make it on my own. There had to be something more. And it was in a still small voice that I heard the answer. It was like a huge burden had been lifted. I was the lost sheep in Matthew 18:12 and God carried me home. Not only did He carry me home but when we got there He threw a party for me in celebration! How awesome!" - Craig

If you read the liner notes for 'Back in the Fold' you will notice that Craig used many musicians from all over the world. Including some from as far away as Tel Aviv, Israel.

"To be honest, I was shocked to learn that these guys were in Israel. They had a California telephone number. It was another lesson in life for me. Music is truly universal. It crosses language barriers. All the musicians on this CD did a fabulous job and I am extremely grateful." - Craig

The result is an edgy rock album with nicely textured acoustic guitars and keys. Kelley's powerful vocals fluidly deliver a message of faith, hope and love. The message is clear and is intended for all audiences.

"God cares for you deeply and will never leave you. He wants to carry you home and celebrate. Faith starts with the first step." - Craig

Similar Artists include:
Casting Crowns
Jeremy Camp
Sanctus Real
Tree63

Lyrics

All I Need

Written By: Craig Kelley

You justified me, restored my soul, now sanctify me oh my Lord, Your hands are clean, your blood is pure, you’re reaching out with all your love

you’re all I need
when the sun begins to shine
all I need is you all I need is you you’re all I need
when in doubt I’m on my knees
All I need is you sanctify my heart

you’re the king of kings that’s without a doubt and all the gold and silver wouldn’t be enough for your crown so fill me here in this lowly place open up my heart to hear you’re speaking to me

Come On Home

Written By: Craig Kelley

You pick me up again when I have fallen down, You’ll always be my friend and your love will forever shine, Your hands have been denied and you have fallen down,
But still your love survives the shallow times of now,

And I am sorry I don’t do the things I should, I am sorry when I step away from you, yet you say

Come on home now, come on home to me,
Everything will be just fine, you’ll see,
Come on home now, come on home to me,
Everything will be alright, you’ll see in time,

My back is getting weak, the loads too much to bear, It’s best that I don’t speak for I can’t think so clear, And I am sorry I don’t do the things I should, I am sorry when I step away from you, yet you say,

Come on home now, come on home to me,
Everything will be just fine, you’ll see,
Come on home now, come on home to me,
Everything will be alright, you’ll see in time,

Why am I so blind, that I don’t see your love, You’re with me all the time, it’s your love I feel inside me

Learn To Love

Written By: Craig Kelley

Taught to love, taught to hate, taught to make no mistakes, Can't live without, no need to wait, and you control your own fate, No right or wrong, no judgment day, live for now cause you'll die away, I was so confused, something wasn't right til I found your holy light,

Jesus now I testify, now you're deep inside me, I can't deny,

We got to love, love one another, For your grace heals our shame, We got to love, love one another
And keep praising your name,

Now I praise your name, I give you my life, 'cause now I see your sacrifice, You're lord of lords; you have control, use me now to change this world.

Jesus now I testify, now you're deep inside me,

I can't deny, I'm so alive, For you have died, so that we...

I Belong

Written By: Craig Kelley

The days are getting better
The sun is shining in
I'm feeling so much closure
I'm ready to begin

I cannot be wrong when You turn me right, everything is quite alright now

I Belong, I belong
I Belong, I belong

The days are so much pressure
My mind is going to give
I'm feeling so much pressure
I'd like it all to end

I cannot be wrong when You turn me right, everything is quite alright now

I belong, I belong
It's a beautiful thing I know
I belong, I belong
Making me clean and full of hope
I belong, I belong
And it's something that I'm sure

I cannot be wrong when You turn me right, everything is quite alright now

I belong, I belong
And I’m not that insecure
I belong, I belong
Makin’ me clean and something more
I belong, I belong
And it’s something that I’m sure

Discography

Back in the Fold (2008)
All of my Heart (2005) EP
Tried & True (1999)
Still Searchin' (1997)

Set List

1. All I Need
2. Come on Home
3. You Pull Me In Again
4. Learn to Love
5. I Belong
6. I Need You
7. You Still Love Me
8. The Altar Song
9. Dazzled
10. Figure It Out

We may do a cover or two of some of the popular contemporary Christian worship songs such as Chris Tomlin, Aaron Shust, Matt Redman, etc.

A basic set is typically an hour.