Newsletter - Kelley Hunt at Callahan's Sunday Feb. 19th


Kelley Hunt at Callahan's this Sunday

Kelley Hunt performed at the ARMF’s Motor City Blues & Boogie Woogie Festival in 2003. When we threw an intimate party for our friends in 2009, we brought her back.

Kelly Hunt returns to Callahan’s Music Hall this Sunday, February 19th. Trying to describe her music with words is like trying to eat soup with a fork. You have to hear her. Trust us when we say you won’t be disappointed.

We learned a long time ago that putting artists in boxes, categorizing them as “blues” or “boogie Woogie” or “gospel” performers say, is more often than not a disservice to their art. Such is certainly the case with pianist, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Kelley Hunt. She grew up in Kansas City, home of piano giants Jay McShann and Pete Johnson, and blues legend Big Joe Turner. Her mother sang blues and R&B. Her grandmother sang New Orleans’ gospel. On the radio and record player she heard Ruth Brown, Mahalia Jackson, Ray Charles, and Professor Longhair, among many, many others. Over a career in which she has performed over 1,500 gigs and released five albums, Kelley has developed a sound that draws upon all of these influences but copies none.

Sunday’s show at Callahan’s celebrates the release of Kelley’s new CD, “Gravity Loves You.” The reviewers have raved. We could too. But it would just be more words. Experience the music, up-close and personal, and SE Michigan’s Home of the Blues, Callahan’s Music Hall. Click here for ticket info.