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Equally, at home in a biker bar or under a proscenium arch, Kelley Swindall takes the stage solo, armed w/ her moxie and an acoustic guitar, singing about the stuff classic country, folk, and blues is made of: heartache, heartbreak, revenge, redemption, life, death, and those pesky existential musings in between; all filtered through a sassily sardonic,southern perspective, adeptly walking the line between humor and pathos.

Her debut studio album, “You Can Call Me Darlin’ If You Want”, was released via NYC-based Velvet Elk Records in September of 2020, to glowing reviews, with American Songwriter declaring “Swindall affirms her place with ‘You Can Call Me Darlin If You Want”. Country Music People (UK) gave the album 5 out 5 stars, and Americana UK urged  “Don’t let this masterpiece pass you by”.“Darlin’” was named to several US and UK publications end of the year “best of” lists, and enjoyed the #1 position on Europe’s Hot Disc Top 40 charts for 6 consecutive weeks.

She has since toured the UK extensively,sharing the stage and supporting artists such as Billy Bragg,Jim Jones Revue,The Urban Voodoo Machine,Robert Vincent, fellow New Yorker Jesse Malin, and has played various UK Festivals, including Glastonbury and Kendal Calling. 

With her long awaited follow up LP “Memento Mori”, a seemingly death centric country folk blues album, Swindall shepherds us into the darker waters of Americana, on an alchemical journey of reconciliation between life and death, wryly suggesting that they just may be two sides of the same coin. 

Keep a look out for the first release from “The Memento Mori Demos” entitled “Hole in My Heart”, dropping May ‘24.

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