Kelly McGrath

Kelly McGrath

BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

Wholly fresh and sincere, this delightful young singer/songwriter makes an incredible connection with her audiences, who feel the emotional power behind her sweet voice and simple acoustic guitar. Backed by a virtuoso musician who totally locks into each song with passion and grace. A must see!

Biography

Growing up in a log cabin on the banks of the Tennessee River, I experienced a series of family tragedies and challenges, throwing me into writing music. With a broken heart, a broken home and on my own at 17, I had a whole lot to say. I earned a B.S. degree in Broadcasting in 3 years and shortly after graduation, I moved myself to Memphis. I lived there for a year, writing and performing in the city’s numerous blues clubs. Feeling the need to spread my wings, I moved on to Nashville for three hard-but-enlightening years, which took me from a hard working amateur to a hungry professional.

Though Nashville is one of the music capitals of the world, I once again found my ambitions yearning for broader and more varied opportunities. So I held another garage sale and headed west to the City of the Angels. In the two years I've been in LA, I have played 100+ shows, recorded "Fingerprints" in the fall of 2006 and it was released on an East Coast tour in December '06. Now, in the midst of writing with other amazing musicians for my upcoming record, I’m still reaching for my higher self, to be a proverbial light shining through a window of peace and love to all... especially the many other talented people out there on similar journeys.

Just Great Management- Dan Nash
Beautifully crafted lyrics are coupled with sweetly simple musical lines that leave maximum space for tasty fillers and harmonies.

Ms. McGrath's influences include Patty Griffin, Indigo Girls, Bruce Springsteen, Gillian Welch, Dixie Chicks, Alanis Morissette, Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, Fiona Apple, Jewel, Joni Mitchell.

Lyrics

Wonder

Written By: Kelly McGrath

Wonder

Sometimes I wonder bout the things I know for sure,
Like at the end of the story could there be more?
You never know what’s headed for your heart around the bend.
Mine was scattered in pieces in a graveyard until you walked in,
Pre-chorus
And I opened my eyes,
And I was taken by your surprise.
2nd verse
Our conversations are more than words can say.
They leave me feeling like it’s gonna be okay.
You make me wonder, you make me wonder if life after luv is real.
Opened up the possibilities that I’m just terrified to feel,
Prechorus
And then I close my eyes.
And I am taken by a sweet surprise
Chorus
And it feels like rain, falling from the sky.
It feels like rain all over inside,
It feels like rain, you brought me back to life.
3rd verse
Sometimes I wonder bout the things I know for sure,
Like what I’m doing here and what my soul is truly searching for..
Chorus
And it feels like rain, when I close my eyes.
You feel like rain all over and inside.
It feels like rain, and I feel so alive.
Thank you for the rain, you were right on time.

And it makes me wonder… thank you for the rain.

Love Leave Me Alone

Written By: Kelly McGrath

Love Leave Me Alone

Love leave me alone
Cant get you out my mind, love
You’re free to roam
And search your soul, fly…

You’ve only just begun to find your way
You want be the one at the end of the day, but
We both need time to grow, you know
We got to let this go, now
Love just leave me alone…

I can’t sleep at night
It’s a losing fight I’m living in
There ain’t no one to blame
Time tells everything and love is blind.

You’ve only just begun to find your way
You want to be the one at the end of the day, but
We both need time to grow, you know
We got to let this go, now
Love just leave me alone…

I knew when I met you I’d never forget you
You were the moon and I was the sun
But who are we without the other one?

We’ve only just begun to find our way
You’ll always be the one at the end of the day, but
We both need time to grow, you know
We got to let this go, now
Love just leave me alone…

Simple is Divine

Written By: Kelly McGrath

Simple Is Divine

I am simple as the sea
There’s a million wonders underneath
Your couple daisies made me smile
Sometimes Simple is Divine

Sometimes Simple is Divine

Find the passion in a grey sky
With another heartbeat on a rainy night
It’s the kind of beauty that doesn’t try
Sweetly simple and so divine

Sweetly simple and so divine

Make me laugh, make me cry, make me wonder why
You remembered the color of my eyes
I found my way outside the lines
Where every day is a grateful day and blessings fall like rain

It’s the innocence in a child’s eyes
When a mother’s love is in disguise
How it breaks my heart to say goodbye
Makes me simple and no one knows
I’m taped together behind this smile

Make me laugh, make me cry, make me wonder why
You remembered the color of my eyes
I found my way outside the lines
Sometimes Simple is Divine
Sometimes Simple is… Divine

Sometimes Simple is Divine

Discography

"Fingerprints" - 2006 Full Length CD
Available for sale on iTunes and CD Baby
Selected tracks available for streaming and download at www.myspace.com/kellymcgrath

Two songs, "Wonder" (which is on the "Fingerprints" CD), and "Take Me Home", (which can be heard at www.myspace.com/kellymcgrath) are featured in the upcoming independent film, "Strictly Sexual" (a tasteful comedy).

Set List

Typical Set Duration: 45mins 90% originals