Jeff Kelley

Jeff Kelley

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I have been channeling my interest in the blues into creating my own songs, guided by my interpretations of the Piedmont and Delta blues styles.

Biography

Born in 1947, I’ve been playing the acoustic guitar since 1964. I was quickly drawn to the Piedmont and Delta style acoustic blues artists.
The blues attracted me because it is the most expressive music and has the greatest depth of emotion.
Born and raised in western Pennsylvania, I perform regionally at Arts Festivals, Blues Festivals, Folk Music Societies, and I have a regular engagement at a nearby night club.
In 2006, I released a CD titled ‘Classic Acoustic Blues,’ which is a tribute to the great acoustic blues artists.
Since the release of ‘Classic Acoustic Blues,’ I have been channeling my interest in the blues into creating my own songs, guided by my interpretations of the Piedmont and Delta blues styles.

Discography

Jeff Kelley - Classic Acoustic Blues
Tracks have been played on WYEP and WIUP

Set List

Originals:
Looking for My Baby
Hard Headed Man
Blues at My Window
Sweet Mama's Sad
I'm Working as Hard as I Can
Daddy's Back in Town
Today's the Day I Lose These Lonesome Blues

Covers:
Kind-Hearted Woman (Robert Johnson)
Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight (Mississippi John Hurt)
Country BLues (Muddy Waters)
Baby Please Don't Go (Big Joe Williams)
Death Don't Have No Mercy in This Land (Reverend Gary Davis)
How Long How Long (Leroy Carr)
Depot Blues (Son House)