Michael Kelsh

Michael Kelsh


Quiet, melancholy, muted in a pensive manner that combines rock-thoughtful poetry w/country& folk " Intelligent, heart rending and memorable songs.


Michael Kelsh is a native of Tarboro, NC. While attending UNC in Chapel Hill, NC, he became a central figure in that city's thriving music scene as the frontman for Jack And The Cadillacs and as a member of Southern Culture On The Skids.

As a solo artist, Kelsh has released two critically acclaimed song collections: "Ghost Dance" and "Steel Blue Ballads." and a new 1 will be released in 2006.

His music soon found the ears of producers and publishers in Nashville, TN and Michael has made music city his home.

Kelsh quickly found kindred spirits eager to support his artistic vision. His list of collaborators reads like a who's who of today's Americana music. Michael's live band brings together people like Joy Lynn White, John Cowan, Rusty Young of Poco, Stu Cole of Squirrel Nut Zippers, Bill Lloyd and Danny Flowers. Rodney Crowell offered his personal recording studio, legendary producer Bill Halverson (Eric Clapton, CSNY, Texas Tornadoes) helped bring Kelsh's unique, heartfelt sound to fruition.

Michael's new CD "Well Of Mercy" reveals a searcher, a true love believer with a keen poetic voice and an intimate relationship with hard-won truths.

Folks are talkin' about Michael Kelsh with good reason.

Listen up!


Well Of Mercy
Steel Blue Ballads

Set List

Originals with sympathetic covers.