Sara Jean Kelley
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Sara Jean Kelley

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | INDIE

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | INDIE
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Dollhouse 2006 produced by Irene Kelley and Sara Jean Kelley



My name is Sara Jean Kelley and I'm a Nashville-based songer/songwriter. I've been singing and writing songs since I can remember, but I've only been playing guitar for about 6 years. I was born and raised right here in Music City, but decided I need a break from the musical life right out of high school, so I moved to Durango, CO to study Biology. It didn't take long for me to realize that music is in my heart and in my bones, so I moved back to Nashville after about 2 years and that's where I am.
I've played in many place all over Southwest Colorado and on stages that Willy Nelson, Johnny Cash and Rodney Crowell have played on: Fly Me to the Moon Saloon and Sheridan Opera House both in Telluride, CO; The Summit, Steamworks Brewing Company and the Durango Concert Hall (opening for Pure Prairie League) in Durango, CO. I've played at Sand Hill Berry Farm and Twin Lakes in Pennsylvania and Avila Beach Music Festival in Avila beach, CA opening for Emmy Lou Harris. I have also played in many places all over Nashville.
My biggest influences are Bob Dylan and Patty Griffin but I have many others including: Shawn Colvin, Rodney Crowell, Irene Kelley, Jackson Browne, Janis Joplin, Stevie Nicks, Mindy Smith, Andy Warhol (for various reasons), Sammy Davis Jr., The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Robert Johnson, Counting Crows, Dolly Parton, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, John Prine, Dar Williams, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Woody Guthrie, Nat King Cole, Holly Williams, Willy Nelson, Jefferson Airplane, Lucinda Williams, Amy Rigby, The Allman Brothers, Claire Lynch, Cat Power, Coldplay, Steve Earle, Corinne Bailey Rae, Neil Young, David Olney, Van Morrison, Steve Miller, Paul Simon, Sheryl Crow, Nick Drake, Nancy Griffith, Muddy Waters, Lightnin' Hopkins, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Delta 5, Maia Sharp, Joni Mitchell, John Lennon, Frank Sinatra, Fiona Apple, Gram Parson, The Who, Donovan, and Ray Charles.