Jeff Kelley

Writer of songs, singer of said songs, defier of responsibility

Sound Engineer

Never Been Done Album Cover

Jeff Kelley sings songs of life, death, and silliness. Taking lessons from folk traditions and rock legends, Jeff has invented a voice all his own. His writing reveals the clever mind of a pint glass philosopher who has lived an ordinary life of tragedy and joy. With his bluegrass flat picking style, he sings like an urban country boy making tea from herbs gathered in vacant lots. He'll bang out a rock tune with that same flat pick and suggest that you live now, die later. Then he'll put down the flat pick and pluck those steel guitar strings with his own invented finger style, and bring tears to your eyes with songs of loss. Then he'll follow that up with a ridiculous story song where you have to try not to laugh so you won't miss anything. With well over thirty years of scrawling out lyrics with a ball point pen in countless notebooks and on pub napkins, and sitting behind a guitar setting them to music, Jeff has a rich repertoire of songs and stories to share.

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Unwanted Refugee

My first album, Never Been Done, is done. You can purchase it here:

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Contact Jeff

Chase your ecstasy and randomness will expand doors where there were only impediments.

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Hey, are you reading this? Of course you are. That was a silly question. Are you a web designer? Or even just a design type person? I'm about to release my first album, and need a better website if I'm to have any semblance of commercial success. This website is simple, I like simple, I want simple. I also want something interesting, some content and experience that makes a users visit worth the time they spend visiting my website. I want some cohesive design elements that are pleasing, but not distracting. I need content ideas. Should I have a photo gallery? A blog? Is the randomly generated phrase entertaining? I also need technical design so it functions well on all platforms. I'm seeking a sales pitch for a better website. I can't pay a lot, so if you're worth a lot, we're probably not a match. I'm willing to pay you your going rate (that phrase sounds like I'm negotiating with my mother-in-law: how much do you charge to go away?), so if you're interested, think in terms of what you could provide for how much, and take it from there. Once it's set up, I can maintain it if it isn't too time consuming. I built and maintain this website with a text editor. Interested? Use my contact form below (or is it above), or some other way that you already know how to contact me.

Jeff Kelley

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