KELLY ANN is a force to be reckoned with. Unafraid of pushing the boundaries of genre, her pure and soulful voice captures your attention from the start. Her influences range from jazz, soul, motown, celtic folk, pop, and r&b.
KELLY ANN started writing music before she could write. Growing up in choirs, every instructor tested her vocal range while learning guitar gave her the courage to hit the stage. She continued her vocal training throughout college in Memphis, TN until she moved back to her home state of California and launched her solo career in 2011.
In 2013 she released a self-titled EP with a national tour that promised to put her in contention with songwriters like Ray Lamontagne. The album sold out that first year with local shows. However, health problems forced her to take a hiatus until 2019.
September 1, 2019 brought the release of Mockingbird (her latest single) where we see the songwriting dare of Bob Dylan with all the grace and beauty of Enya. We are looking forward to a rumored full length album.
"I have been writing and teaching myself mandolin for the past few years while playing locally. The mandolin is totally my soul instrument and I think the songs I've written are my best work thus far! I've really enjoyed sharing them at live shows and cannot wait to record and release them." - KELLY ANN