Supporting Local Musicians

It’s not often that you can point to somebody who is responsible for a deeply positive development in one’s life. Greg did that for me.
After a long break from performing, and having my debilitating stage fright come back in force, I checked out Greg’s open mic. At first, I hung around playing pool and listening to the music, building up determination to get back on stage, and this time, by myself with my guitar—the situation that strangled me with nerves.
Greg sensed what I was up to without me saying a word to him about it. He asked if I played, and he gently coaxed me to bring my guitar and get up there.
When I did, he was super supportive, and in that user-friendly atmosphere that he created, I got back to performing, and now I play regularly and it brings me deep happiness. Greg was deeply instrumental in that happening.
I know several people who can say the same thing about Greg. — Roland Doucet

From Sheila Strong

Hey Greg Kelly. Your CDs—we now own 3—have been a big part of this household’s autumn soundscape. So much so that recently, my teen daughter elected to play one of them while doing her homework, explaining that your music gives her “a really comforting, homey feeling.”? That CD was Slow Horses, and was also my jones-level favorite listen last month. I had bought more of your work because I have a thing for lyrics that are both artful and unpretentious. And what I got was an album whose every song seems prettier than the last—to the extent that on first play, one wonders whether one’s normal CBD has been swapped out for Ye Olde Academia Indica. The melodies on Slow Horses are astonishingly beautiful, and made more so by your emotive upper-register vocals that weave through them. And the instrumental arrangements are exquisite. I wish everyone who appreciates real folk-country artistry could own this badass exemplar. Sheila Strong, Ottawa, October 2019

Tunes After Noon with Greg Kelly and Friends – new location

After four successful seasons at the Black Irish Pub in Vanier, Tunes After Noon has moved to Moose McGuire’s Pub & Grill in the Hunt Club Centre mall on McCarthy Road.

This “Pass The Hat” event highlights a different musical artist each week…..from Folk to Blues, to Country to Jazz, to Classical….and everything in between.

A great way to enjoy your Saturday afternoons.

A different guest each week.  Song writers and song interpreters, with an open stage at the end.

It’s all about the songs!

Click on the highlighted dates on the calendar to find out more.

 

Tunes After Noon with Greg Kelly & Friends

Tunes After Noon with Greg Kelly and Friends every Saturday at 1:00 pm at The Black Irish Pub, on the corner of Montreal Rd. and North River Rd. in the Eastview Mall in Vanier, Ontario.

A different guest each week.  Song writers and song interpreters, with an open stage at the end.

It’s all about the songs!

My New CD is here!

Slow Horses

Click to enlarge - CD graphic design by Kate Morgan

Produced at Constant Sound Studioby Hollis Morgan and me, this is a collection of mostly new songs. My session musicians, to whom I owe a lot, were Sarah Hill (violin and vocal harmony), Andrew Snow (double and electric bass), Jamie Gullickson (percussion and drums) and Hollis Morgan (dobro, banjo, electric guitar).

I’ll be getting this up on CD Baby shortly. In the meantime, you can get a copy from me at the Elmdale Open Stage on any Tuesday night or at one my occasional concerts.

Click to enlarge - Poster designed by Carol Noel

Thanks,

Greg