Kelly Pardekooper
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Kelly Pardekooper

Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE

Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE
Band Americana Singer/Songwriter


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"Blabber n' Smoke"

Pardekooper is so laid back as to be almost horizontal, J.J. Cale comes to mind here. - Blabber n' Smoke


What makes Brand New Bag so consistently good is Pardekooper’s ability to show different sides of his craft without diminishing the song’s quality or shortchanging himself. 8/10 Stars! - PopMatters

"Nashville Scene"

a moody alt-country original. - Nashville Scene

"No Depression"

Kelly’s new album Yonder is some of the best Americana folk-country-blues-rock-roll-soul-rumble I’ve heard in a while - No Depression


Full length albums available in CD/Download formats:

2012 - Yonder
2007 - Brand New Bag
2005 - Haymaker Heart
2003 - House of Mud
2000 - Johnson County Snow
1998 - 30-Weight



Iowa City native Kelly Pardekooper is a songwriter, singer, guitar playing noise-maker currently based in Los Angeles, California (re-locating to Indianapolis in June 2012). He has toured all over the United States and Europe and showcased everywhere from SXSW in Austin to the Take Root Festival in Holland. He has just released his sixth album Yonder produced by Grammy nominated guitar master and fellow Iowan Bo Ramsey. Recent television song credits include True Blood, Cold Case, Sons of Anarchy, Make It Or Break It, Sundance Channel, CMT and HGTV. Film song credits include Sex and the USA and April Moon. Kelly Pardekooper writes songs and tries to treat people well!