Jeff Kelly sings of the human experience with a sense of vulnerability and grit that is both familiar and authentic. Honesty and attention to detail are at the root of each song and the emotion and experience is not lost on the listener.
Originally from Massachusetts, Kelly made a slow migration to the Midwest, living in Rochester, New York for several years, before settling in Indianapolis, Indiana at the end of 2009. In the absence of family and those he knew, Kelly took up the guitar shortly thereafter, if only to keep him company. He's been writing and performing ever since. The songs are a true reflection of where he's been and where his heart continues to take him.
Jeff currently splits his time between his solo endeavors and a rotating cast of musicians known as the Graveyard Shift.
Kelly has shared the stage with such acts as Lera Lynn, Joe Pug, The Wild Reeds, Gaelic Storm, Christopher Paul Stelling, The Dupont Brothers, Reckless Kelly, Joe Fletcher, Hannah Aldridge, and Matthew Mayfield
"He's quickly become one of the best songwriters in our city, combining passionate vocals with throat-punching honesty in his lyrics. His live performances, whether solo or full band, are almost religious experiences conjuring spirits that will surely alter how people view our local music scene. I honestly believe his best music is yet to come." - excerpt from skybluewindow.org