Kelley Swindall (pronounced swindle) was born and raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia, where she grew up listening to the music of Kris Kristofferson, Patsy Cline, and Johnny Cash on the way to church every Sunday morning, because that's what her Daddy listened to. The rest of the week she listened to the Atlanta classic oldies station, because thats what her ride to school listened to. When she was old enough to drive herself , she added Ryan Adams, Tom Petty, and Dylan to the mix. .
Drawing from her Southern roots & background, her style is her blend of soulful & bluesy folk n roll coupled with a witty, gritty, old school country sensibility, inspired by the outlaw tradition, and deeply rooted in story songs and talking blues, driven by strong female characters who tell it like it is and don't take shit. You can find her playing solo out on the road, as well as around NYC, where she's opened for the likes of David Allen Coe, Jesse Malin, Tommy Stinson, Joseph Arthur, and Alan Merril. Her debut record will be out this year on Velvet Elk Records.