That & Change
Kelly Fitzgerald Bio Playing well over 200 nights a year, Singer/Songwriter Kelly Fitzgerald has toured all over the world as a solo and ensemble performer. She and her band have shared stages with artists such as Shelby Lynn, Nancy Griffith, Cheap Trick, Eddie Money, The Gin Blossoms, Vonda Shepard and many more. Kelly\'s much-anticipated new album, That and Change, is a rootsy and dynamic collection of musical reflections that allude to personal growth and change. Her acclaimed first solo album, So Far, was her third release and follow-up to her notable 2003 album, Halfway to Naked, as well as her award winning 1998 independent album Vesica Pisces. Music Connection Magazine stated, \'vocalist Kelly Fitzgerald sings with authority, painting pictures with her words; the players are tight and the arrangements nicely varied.\' Halfway To Naked was produced by Grammy Award winner Jack Douglas (John Lennon, Aerosmith, Cheap Trick). \'It was a great experience working with Jack,\' says Kelly. Jack responded by saying, \'The songs are well crafted and the girl sings phenomenally.\' In April 2003, the single No Easy Way Out from the Halfway To Naked album won accolades for the band by earning the #2 spot for the most added spins just behind Lucinda William\'s Righteously on the triple A charts. The Halfway to Naked album earned Kelly and her band a nomination for Best Adult Contemporary artist by the LA Music Awards in 2003, which they won in 2000 for the same category. Kelly was also nominated for Best Female Vocalist. In 2005, Kelly was nominated for Best Female Vocalist and Best Solo Performer at the 2005 Orange County Music Awards and in 2006 Kelly made the \'Music Connection\'s Hot 100 Unsigned Artists\' list. In May of 2007 Kelly received the \'Comet Award\' for emerging artist by L.A Women In Music. She won the 1st place prize in the 4th Annual GINA/LAWIM Singer Songwriter Contest for her song Summer Rain, which you can hear on her new solo album, That and Change. Kelly Fitzgerald is known for her soulful style, which is a blend of folk, blues and rock. Influenced by Billie Holiday, Ricky Lee Jones and Led Zeppelin, Kelly\'s voice has been likened to Bonnie Raitt, with a contemporary comparison to Melissa Etheridge and Sheryl Crow. The result is music that is smooth and gritty, honest and moving. Kelly was born and raised in Salem, Massachusetts where she performed in nightclubs with local bands while attending high school. Shortly after high school, she left Salem and began touring throughout the U.S., including Hawaii and the Caribbean, with long-time friend and songwriting partner, guitarist Brian Pothier. After years of touring, Kelly and Brian landed in Southern California where they met drummer and collaborator Adam Nicol Roach. Together they formed the band Vesica Pisces and recorded their first album. Together with her band, Kelly has created a grass roots following across the U.S. and the world as they have traveled to Europe and Mexico and performed for the U.S. and NATO troops in Bosnia and throughout the Balkan Islands. So far, Kelly is enjoying a life long career doing what she loves most: writing, performing and sharing her music with audiences around the world. \'Strong lyrics and a singer who knows how to deliver them...\' ---Music Connection Magazine \'There is something about Kelly Fitzgerald\'s voice that is extraordinary. It\'s warm and smooth as butter, with just enough rasp to make it sexy and real. \' ---OC Metro Robert Kinsler writes: Armed with an emotive and wonderful voice, Kelly Fitzgerald continues to make leaps as a songwriter as evidenced by her third and latest CD, \'So Far.\' ---Dana Point News \'Her third and finest CD, titled So Far, is the culmination of all she is today. It\'s a timeless, soulful recording steeped in the tradition of rock, country and acoustic blues, warm, loving embrace with a compelling personal voice dipped in a vat of life experience and humor.\' ---Music Connection Magazine \'Her powerful voice is confident on the new record, and the frequently bluesy accompaniment gives it a gospel feel\' ---Performing Songwriter \'Finally a clear poignant woman who doesn\'t whine. Kelly Fitzgerald is not only tops on our play list but in my personal collection as well.\' ---Liz Mann/WLPW PLAYLIST Get this player.