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LP Kelly Set To Release 'Love Songs For Loners' Feb 14th
In solitude lies creativity, and Love Songs For Loners, the newest release from LP Kelly, is testament to that. Featuring ten new original songs written and recorded in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Love Songs For Loners is a musical narrative of finding strength in solitude, ideas in isolation, and deep joy in loneliness. It’s poetry pared down to acoustic instruments and a single voice – an ode and a gift to everyone going it alone and thriving nonetheless.
The sound of LP Kelly comes broadly from the early days of American roots music: when bluesmen sang from front porches on hot afternoons; when swing bands played dances in speakeasies late into the night; when troubadours were tradesmen and not celebrities. From his base of operations in the Appalachian Mountain town of Blacksburg, VA, Kelly has worked tirelessly to encourage a renaissance in music that has a history and a place – not a watered-down Americana that could exist anywhere on the Internet, nor a rigid recreation of the past, but original music that demands the listener dig deeper to find its roots in geography and time.
A veteran of other recording bands (The Jugbusters, The Don’t Tell Darlings), LP Kelly (formerly Old Man Kelly) released his first solo album, Songs, Stories, Shanties, and Shenanigans in 2013 and his second album, Off My Lawn, in 2016. The start of 2021 brings Love Songs For Loners, a new collection of ten original songs. In the intervening time, LP Kelly has made hundreds of public appearances at bars, festivals, swing dances, square dances, radio shows, house concerts, and on any other stage run by folks who understand that American music has both a past and a future, and that being there matters.