"Back to Ten" nominated "Best Local Recording" - 2015 San Diego Music Awards
Astra Kelly is a pure talent with a lyric-based, melodic sound and soaring vocals. Her performances are passionate, full of energy and a powerful expression of her art and sound. Eclectic in style and genre, her original music draws from her soulful Chicago roots fused with folk rock and americana.
On her seventh independent record release, “Back to Ten,” she returns to her acoustic roots and the heart of where her musical passions lie: lyrics, melody and stories of living. The album, features the contributions of ten local artists, including: Gayle Skidmore, Jeff Berkley, Carissa Schroeder, Cathryn Beeks, Trent Hancock, Podunk Nowhere, Matt Davies, Marta Z., Simeon Flick and Josie LaValle (13yr. old vocal student.) Guest artists were given just acoustic guitar and vocal tracks and invited to add their own unique stylings to a song.
She's been nominated numerous times for a San Diego Music Award. Her music video “All I Got” was showcased in the San Diego Film Festival. She's toured the country extensively and has shared the stage with artists such as; Sara Bareilles, Collective Soul, Shawn Mullins, Widespread Panic, Marshall Tucker, and Meshell Ndegeocello. She also writes and produces music for other artists, launched and DJ'd the Homegrown Hour on 102.1 KPRI in San Diego and has promoted and hosted numerous showcases to support the local music scene."
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