MICHAEL KELSEY cannot be limited to a simple description. When you listen to his music and see him perform live you're witnessing more than a just another singer-songwriter. You're watching a rhythmic, inspired guitarist and performance artist who brews soul, funk and even a little bit of the blues into a guitar festival of organic sound. Multi-instrumentalist Kelsey has been known to blend many musical genres with fervor and grace. When he hits the stage to perform, he plays every inch of his guitar and makes it sing, soar, pop and ping--by strumming it, pounding it and pulling every part of it or anything else an arm's length or foot kick away.
"There is a five piece band in my head. They all have different tastes in music and they are all trying to escape at the same time through my hands, feet and mouth. I hang onto an acoustic guitar and see what happens," Kelsey sums up his stage show aptly. He is well versed in the art of entertaining and at every show he creates a rare army of sound that comes from one man, a voice and an acoustic guitar.
Kelsey's abilities have enabled him to be noticed by many. A finalist in Guitar Player Magazine's national competition and winner of Guitar Center's "Guitarmageddon," chosen as best unsigned guitarist out of over 3000 entrants nationwide says it all. This allowed him to be apart of Eric Clapton's Crossroads 2004 performance where he shared the stage with many of the guitar legends such as Santana, Steve Vai, and Eric Clapton.
"Michael Kelsey's performance is more than just song and lyricsit is an experience. Beat boxing, acoustic guitar, percussion on a turntable...Kelsey transcends the solo singer-songwriter performance." - Nuvo Magazine
For more info visit www.MichaelKelsey.com
The Edinburgh Pixy Theatre, Mgr. (View)
111 South Walnut St.
Edinburgh, IN 46124
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