Kelly Pardekooper
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Kelly Pardekooper

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"Country Standard Time"

"The only thing unclear about Pardekooper's 'House of Mud' is how he figured out how to meld blues and country traditions without betraying either." - Country Standard Time

"Freight Train Boogie"

"Like Fogerty's singing with Creedence Clearwater did decades ago, Pardekooper's swaggering drawl grabs you and holds you, forcing you to listen. " - Freight Train Boogie

"Rolling Stone (Germany)"

"Top Ten for 2003." - Rolling Stone (Germany)

"Des Moines Register"

"Forced to pick favorites for 2003, 'House of Mud' is all grit and guts in the best possibe sense!" - Des Moines Register

"Laurie Starr - KXCI"

"There's not a weak track to be found. The lyrics are wonderfully original and moving. I'm a DJ in Tucson and have been playing the heck out of it." - Laurie Starr - KXCI

"Miles of Music"

"The title track on 'House of Mud' is a slow-driven southern swamp blues that cuts through to the soul." - Miles of Music

"Top Country Hits"

"If Hank Williams, Steve Earle, Bruce Springsteen, and Kurt Cobain could possibly sit down and write songs together, the result might sound something like the wonderful songs you have included on House of Mud." - Top Country Hits

"River City Reader"

"All this gushing feels a bit unseemly. Put simply, 'Johnson County Snow' is a damn fine record and I haven't heard anything better this year." - River City Reader


30-Weight - 1998
Johnson County Snow - 2000
Live at Gabe's - 2001
House of Mud - 2002
House of Mud (European release) - 2003
Live in Europe - 2004


Feeling a bit camera shy


Kelly Pardekooper's music lives in the alt-country twang-n-bang world with traces of rock and pop. Main strengths are songs, voice, attitude, and work ethic. Iowa native, now based in Nashville. Don't be afraid of the hat!