John Kelly

John Kelly

Acoustic, Folk

John Kelly is a singer songwriter from Teaneck, New Jersey (by way of Nashville) living in St. Petersburg, FL. John started out on Bleaker Street in NYC playing when he was 18 years old and has since then found himself in Nashville studios playing with the likes of Al Perkins, Tim O'brien, Rob Hajacos, Dustin Overbeek and Casey Driessen. Influenced at a young age by such artists as Mark Knopfler, Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker and Eric Clapton and further educated in life by such musically captivating entertainers as Vince Gill and Alison Krauss and Union Station, John has a wide range of musical styles - from what he calls "Chicken Pickin'" on audience favorites like Lucky Day, I got a feelin', and Country Livin' to "Life Moment Pieces" like Still, Jackson, Take Your Time and The Stage.

Luckily John doesn't have to stray far from his love of music in his everyday work. John owns and operates HIDEAWAY RECORDING STUDIO. and The Hideaway Cafe on Central Avenue in Downtown Saint Petersburg, Florida, where he continues to "craft the song" and "master the sound" for countless other local and nationally touring artists.

John's music has a truly unique sound which has been dubbed "an alt country crossover, rootsy sound full of strong melodies and honest lyrics". With the help of his band, John has been able to reach a wide audience, young and old, that appreciates him for his ability to create songs that inspire and move. You never know who will be joining John on stage. Known for his collaborative style, he is a true host wherever he goes.

John's latest album, WELCOME HOME came out in September 2012 and features several artists from the Tampa Bay Area as well as a few traveling through.....count on this one to leave you feelin' good!

John Kelly: Lead Vocals, Guitar
Dave Allison
Shannon Van Alsburg
Doug Wilcox
Otis T Sugarbear
Jonathan Thomas
Jeff Martin

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Previous Events

Venue Date
Old Key West Bar & Grill
St. Petersburg
Tue, October 22
7:00 pm -- 10:00 pm
Hideaway Cafe - St. Pete
St. Petersburg
Wed, September 25
7:30 Mult guests!
Old Key West Bar & Grill
St. Petersburg
Tue, November 27
7-11pm w/ In Good Company
Hideaway Cafe - St. Pete
St. Petersburg
Sat, October 6
8pm w/Mult Artists
Hideaway Cafe - St. Pete
St. Petersburg
Fri, June 15
8pm w/Jim Gilmour and more.