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Brigid Kaelin / Press

“Brigid Kaelin brings a new meaning to the word entertainment. She is talented but also a little bit silly and brings this silly feeling to her audience. She leaves you with a real feelgood feeling and definately wanting more. Can't wait till she comes back to Leith!”

"Her songwriting style, peppered with witty wordcraft, ranges widely across Americana territory ..her bright, elastic voice, between liquid and velvety in timbre, was both attractive and technically versatile.."

"Kaelin was able to show a certain versatility as both singer-songwriter and accompanist on guitar, keyboard, accordion and musical saw."

Rob Adams - Herald Scotland

"Brigid Kaelin opened Tuesday night for Nellie McKay at Headliner's Music Hall, and you would be hard pressed to find two musicians who bring quite as much personal charm, humor, and unique character to the stage."

Selena Frye - Louisville.com

"Kaelin has perfected her own little sassy style of music with lots of little red-head boozy lyrics. You just can’t help not wonder what she will sing or play next."

Jason Ashcraft - Louisville.com

““Ms. Kaelin is a hidden treasure of American(a) performance and songwriting. It is impossible to listen without smiling.””

Spider Glenn - WNTI

““A genre-busting record.” ”

New Southerner magazine

““Album of the month. She shows intelligence, wry humour and compassion in her songs and in her performance making this an album that will entertain and entrance you.” ”


"This flame-haired jazz pianist and accordion player is a force to be reckoned with. This hugely talented woman delicately mixes Americana and country with a dash of pop and an infusion of jazz on this her latest album.”

Maverick Magazine (UK)

"Genre-defying vaudeville rocker."

A Prairie Home Companion - NPR

“Brigid Kaelin took control of her audience with a terrific set. Drawing from folk and country influences, their set was wrought with a sense of humour that seemed strangely local.”


““Louisvillian Brigid Kaelin nicely augmented the program with witty and literate pop exercises (Future Mr. Used-to-Be, Whiskey in My Faucet) and instrumentation on keyboards, accordion and, in the case of a brief recitation of My Old Kentucky Home, musical saw that provided the set with abundant home-crafted color.””

Lexington Herald-Leader

"Elvis Costello ...had to come to Louisville to find a flaming redhead prodigious on both the accordion and musical saw. That would be Brigid Kaelin, who managed to steal at least a little of Costello's show... -- if not a little of his heart. Diana Krall might want to watch her back."

Jeffrey Lee Puckett, Music Editor - Courier Journal

"The entire album is filled with such emotional honesty and glimpses into a left-of-center view of the world that is refreshing and endearing, all delivered in a stripped-down, Americana-meets-pop (with an occasional dash of jazz) style. There’s not a bad track in the bunch."

Kevin Gibson - LEO Weekly

"Don't be surprised if you start applauding at the end of West 28th Street. It just means that Brigid Kaelin has done her job. And once again, she and Big Red have done it well."

Tim Roberts - Louisville Music News

"'One More Last Kiss' is country gold in that Gram Parsons/Emmylou Harris tradition."

“Best Singer-Songwriter Award”

2008 and 2009 Readers' Choice Award - LEO Weekly

“We like feisty women here and Brigid Kaelin is one such woman. She shows intelligence, wry humour and compassion in her songs and in her performance making this is an album that will entertain and entrance you.”