Greg Kelly has been a prolific singer-songwriter for most his life. His music is mostly in the veins of folk, folk-country, and roots. In 2008, his first CD, Broken Windows finally made available to the general public a collection of the songs he had garnered over the past 35 years. In 2012, that first CD was followed by Slow Horses, which contains some more recent songs as well as some songs from way back.
Greg writes about heartbreak, triumph, small towns, and love requited and unrequited. His lyrics are heartfelt and real; his melodies are memorable; his voice is rich and unforgettable. He’s also a very funny guy!
In addition to writing and performing, Greg is a supporter and mentor of local (and not-so-local) musicians. His popular weekly series, Tunes After Noon, is now in its seventh season. He supports local open mics so that aspiring songwriters can get a feel for the stage, for veteran songwriters to workshop new material, and for anyone who just wants to get up and perform.
Greg also co-ordinates a monthly songwriters forum in Ottawa called Writers Bloc, in which a group of songwriters challenge each other to write songs and then play them in front of their peers for critiquing. Sometimes gentle….
Greg was the inaugural winner of the SofTTie Award, which recognizes people who help musicians connect with audiences and opportunities, for the benefit of all. Other recipients are Pat Moore, Robert Nesbitt, and Shelly Ann Morris.
“Greg Kelly’s heartfelt songs paint evocative landscapes of the human condition.” – Chris White, Host, ‘Canadian Spaces’ on CKCU-FM
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