Kelly Hunt is a singer-songwriter of Americana/Roots music—born and raised in Memphis, TN but now based out of Kansas City, MO. Kelly's primary instrument is her voice, which rings out with confidence and clarity of one who has been singing all her life. Accompanied by her 1920s tenor banjo ("Ira") and guitar ("Vernon"), Kelly’s songs meld traditions of folk, blues, classic country, and old-time music for a sound that is both timeless and fresh, subtle and strong. Her songwriting is poetic but approachable, full of feeling and alive with masterful storytelling. With her new debut album Even the Sparrow in hand, Kelly embarks on her first national tour this September, accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Staś Heaney.
Staś is a classically-trained percussionist, pianist, and violinist. He brings elements of all these to the table when accompanying Kelly, but his instrument of choice is a 19th c. violin. Staś' deft arrangements lend vibrance and depth to Kelly's songs, weaving between banjo and vocals with evocative grace.