Kelly Jones
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Kelly Jones

Band Pop Singer/Songwriter


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"Brave Heartache"

Kelly Jones is moving around the traditional side of country music,
off-Nashville, but more in tune with the commercial esthetics, than
with alternative country's cloned sound. She's an excellent songwriter,
has a great feel for melody, and a very good sense for all of love's
ups and downs. Her soft, raw, slightly naive voice, draws comparisons to Kasey Chambers, and the airy sound combined with the musicians great feelfor the tunes, makes you think of Joni Harms. Even if prairie-romantic "Sun's Gone Down" sounds a bit like Harms, her great experience moves
in another direction.

Most of the albums tracks are just beautiful. Kelly Jones is raw talent,
very mature and expressive. She will go far.

"Brave Heartache"

Well, here's another one of those talented singer-songwriters in
in the country field from the american northwest. Kelly Jones is
putting out her album on her own, but surely deserved a major
label deal. She rises above most of the artists in the
same field, and has a way with words and melody that is truly
astonishing. Stand-out-track: 'Frozen Moon'.


"Brave Heartache"

With the arrival of her debut album "Brave Heartache", Kelly Jones has quickly earned new fans, impressing listeners with her well-crafted songs and solid vocals. As a debut album, "Brave Heartache" is quite impressive and introduces Kelly’s good songwriting and a natural distinctive approach. -


Brave Heartache (2003)
Handle With Care (2006)



• Born in Ridgefield, WA and raised on a horse farm

• Classically trained in piano and dance from the age of 4, and, after starting school, received excellent marks in penmanship and demeanor

• At 12 years, recorded her first original song by layering sounds on a tape machine

• Two years later, experienced a transformative moment in her musical career: watching Mariah Carey perform "Vision of Love" on The Arsenio Hall Show, Kelly knew she would spend her life singing

• During college, spent a year in France; when not studying, sang American pop songs in nightclubs

• Back in the States, picked up the guitar; moved to New York City 3 years later

• 2003: Kelly recorded her first album, Brave Heartache, in Portland, Oregon. With a vocal style and lyrics that are at once clear-eyed and girlish, the songs invite the listener to encounter a bittersweet world with optimism. Musically, the record's Country/Americana sound has gained her a loyal following in the Northwest, NYC, and Scandinavia (of all places)

• 2006: An eclectic follow-up, Handle With Care, introduced Kelly's pop and rock sensibilities. Greater sonic and songwriting complexity characterize this album. The diverse instrumentation of Handle With Care pushed Kelly's sound out of traditional Country and Pop, and gained her a wider fan-base

• Now: Kelly is living and performing in and out of NYC and working on her next record. Some of her recent live and studio collaborators have included Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne), Jim Campilongo, Mike Viola (Candy Butchers), and Brian Blade (Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Emmylou Harris)