Discover "A Universe of Stories" through song this summer during weekly performances by local bands, singer-songwriters, and thespians in our Summer Songteller Series.
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. Kelly is backed up by "The Graveyard Shift," a rotating cast of energetic Americana and blues-rock musicians. The band's debut album was released in April of 2018.
Originally from Massachusetts, Kelly made a slow migration to the Midwest, living in Rochester, New York, for several years before settling in Indianapolis at the end of 2009. In the absence of family and people 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.
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.
Check out their music before the show at https://jeffkellygraveyard.bandcamp.com/
The Summer Songteller Series is co-sponsored by the Friends of Hancock County Public Library in conjunction with the "Universe of Stories" summer reading club. Adults can join the club and earn entries in prize drawings for books read and events attended throughout June and July.