American Songwriter - Jun 20, 2020

Kelley Swindall Affirms Her Place on “You Can Call Me Darlin’ If You Want”

By Tina Benitez-Eves


Back in the day, Kelley Swindall may have bought into the reverence of The Allman Brothers’ 1973 homage of the “Ramblin’ Man,” a rugged renegade who lived a hard life, gets the women, and making a living the best they can. Sure. Swindall can definitely relate. She has rambled about plenty since her early days in the youth choir in Georgia, cutting her teeth in New York’s East Village, surviving a breakup, and ultimately finding a force in songwriting. Track by track, Swindall has unraveled her world in songs, off debut You Can Call Me Darlin’ If You Want (Velvet Elk Records), out June 19.

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