BIO

BIO
Armed with a banjo, guitar and amplified stompbox, Oregonian-turned-New Yorker Kelleigh McKenzie (pronounced "Kelly") has a way of mixing folk, blues, old-time and rock into a music all her own. With a whimsical voice and soaring melodies, she takes the well-worn roads of Americana to unexpected places, thumping and plucking out original tales that veer effortlessly from a graceful social consciousness to lusty romps and sinister seductions.  Kelleigh's acclaimed debut album "Chances" included her song "Gin," winner of the 2009 Independent Music Award (IMA) for Best Americana Song.  She received two additional IMA nominations (Best Americana Album and Best Cover Song for "Eleanor Rigby") and won the 2008 Mountain Stage NewSong Contest.






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