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Worcester County resident Liz Kelly not only writes her own songs, but also plays guitar, keyboards, and drums on her new album “Maybe...Someday,” produced by Gary Conlin. While recording her album, Kelly also played drums and sang back up for Bitch, an artist on Righteous Babe Records. Inspired by Ani DiFranco, but sounding more like a folkier Sarah McLachlan, most of Kelly’s songs are about love and some sound like open letters to loved ones, especially tracks like “Bradley” and “Rachel’s Song.” Kelly not only writes songs about her own life experiences, but also about what she’s observed in the world around her. On the track “Reasons to Love You”, Kelly sings “Everyday I see the old man watching the passing cars/ Sitting in his chair/With his hat on/And a cane right by his side.” Another track, “To Watch” is about Kelly’s love for people watching while riding passenger in her friend’s car. Kelly’s songs are simplistically beautiful, reflecting the sad sweetness of having love then losing it. One of the better, non-pretentious singer-songwriters on the scene, Kelly has sweetness in her songs that puts her listeners at ease. This sweetness also comes through on her website when she mentions WERS and says “It is a great complement to have my songs on the air during their Women in Music show...” Kelly will no doubt be pleased that her album is Women in Music’s Album of the Month, as are we. For more information, visit www.lizkelly.com. - wers- women in music- By: Ana E. Espinoza


Back in September we had an edgy artist through here by the name of Bitch. Backing her up were a duo of musicians, one of them being 19-year old drummer LIZ KELLY. When she gave us her solo disc we were absolutely blown away be her powerful presence and sound. Onstage, her humble presence belies a fierce and artistically intricate soul. http://www.lizkelly.com - The Space - Conn


It is so refreshing to hear music that is this original and passionate! Liz Kelly's freshman CD a powerful venue for this artist. The music is compelling, a bit edgy, yet tender and graceful at the same time. My reaction after listening to the CD and seeing Liz live, is she gets it, she simply gets it.
- cdbaby-Steve Howard


The music is original and at the same time reminds me of some of my favorite artists. The vocals take my breath away. The lyrics are honest and so easy to relate to. The guitar and drums are just so good. Leaves me waiting for her next cd! I haven't been so excited about a new artist since....hum it's been so long i can't remember when. - cdbaby- shirley warren


By Ann Davidson
Liz Kelly, whose family owns Kelly Farm Stand, is a talented young artist who not only writes her own stuff but plays a variety of instruments on the new CD she has worked on for the past two years. A graduate of Nipmuc last year, she spent the last few months of 2003 finishing her CD of pop folk original songs and making them available to the public. On “Maybe Someday” Liz plays guitar, keyboard, and drums, and although she can also play bass she decided to have another bassist on the album. Her producer has a studio in Framingha.
Liz comes from a family of music lovers and most of them sing. Her love for music began early and she was inspired by her mother, also a songwriter. Her older sister sang with a band when Liz was eleven, and the drummer taught Liz to play drums. She played percussion in Nipmuc High School Band and entertained audiences with her drum solos as well as her folk songs and acoustic guitar accompaniments.
Liz has played in a variety of venues including Middle East Corner, Borders, All Asia, and Starbucks. Last weekend she played at the WAG (Worcester Artists Group.) Her CD, Maybe Someday, is on sale at Kelly Farm Stand and she also has a web site at
www.lizkelly.com.
A friend of Liz’s family who works in the music business informed the Town Crier that Liz has won several awards. Last year she won the Worcester Wormtown Award for best solo act, and in 2001 won a Berklee College of Music Songwriter Competition. She was also a finalist in the Guitar Center National Drum Competition.
- reproduced with permission by the mendon and upton town crier


Discography

debut cd : Maybe Someday
http://www.cdbaby.com/lizkelly

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Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

Credits Include:
2004 - November Album of the Month-88.9FM WERS Women in Music
2000/2003 finalist- Guitar Center National drum competition
2003 winner- Worcester Wormtown Awards- best solo act
2002 winner- Berklee College of music songwriter competition
2001 winner- Mars Music drum off

Liz's music is completely original, diverse in style, and passionate. There seems to be no end in sight to the constant growth and creativity that she exemplifies. It is only a matter of time until she will have an even bigger presence in the music scene today. Growing up on a farm with a musical family has paid of for twenty year old Liz Kelly. The youngest of four children learned from her family that she was capable of bringing her unique style and magnetic personality to the world through her work as an artist. Playing to a variety of musical styles and coming up with a sound of her own came naturally to the extremely energetic kid who gravitated to playing the drums as her first instrument. Practicing with as many musicians as often as possible helped her talent to unfold. It was no surprise to anyone who heard her play when she won competitions held by Guitar Center and Mars Music, before she had even graduated high school. Singing was an everyday occurrence in the Kelly household, allowing Liz to use her voice as part of daily routine. Her sister taught her how to harmonize and her mother showed her how to play a few chords on the guitar. It was soon after that Liz introduced her voice to the guitar and started writing her original songs. Liz couldn't resist learning how to play every instrument she could get her hands on. Her music progressed by adding piano, bass guitar, and the vocal beat-box to her credits. She continued her studies at Berklee School of Music's summer program where she received an award for her songwriting abilities. Recording was a natural part of the picture starting with simple recordings on a tape recorder. It was when she met producer, Gary Conlin that the serious recording took place. Conlin recognized Liz's potential as a professional artist. Together they worked to produce her first release, “Maybe Someday”. One year later the recording was featured as Women In Music's album of the month on WERS, the leading college radio station in the U.S.A. Since then Liz has toured and played with various artists nationally, performed as a solo act as well as with her band at many venues in the Boston area. Her music continues to mature and grow and her style becomes more complex and fascinating with every new song she records. With all that she has accomplished, Liz stills wants more from her music. She is back in the studio focusing on more details than she ever has before. By creating beats for other artists, cranking out new material for her next album and redefining some of her favorite pieces from her hundred plus song folio, she is taking advantage of every opportunity for guaranteed success.