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Brigid Kaelin



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“Wonderful singer.” - Garrison Keillor, on A Prairie Home Companion
“Hugely talented woman.” - Maverick Magazine (UK)
“A genre-busting record.” - New Southerner Magazine
“Treasure of Americana music.” -WNTI Radio, New Jersery
“Album of the month.” -Bluesbunny (Glasgow Scotland)
“To say she is multi-talented is certainly an understatement.” -Today’s Woman Magazine
“The woman can write songs.” - Lou. Music News
“…a lyrically driven musician who is as adept at owning her music as Joni Mitchell and as amusingly — and amazingly — versatile vocally as the late Eva Cassidy.” -Velocity Weekly

“…clever, thoughtful songwriting…” - Louisville Magazine

Influences: Lyle Lovett, Nellie McKay, Norah Jones, Natalie Merchant, Carole King, Lucinda Williams, John Prine

Brigid Kaelin was on the fast track to a high-power career as a TV producer in New York City, when her mother was diagnosed with cancer. Kaelin immediately quit her job as associate producer (at age 21, she was the youngest AP at CBS News), and moved home to Kentucky to be with her mom. “I figured New York would always be there, but my mom might not,” Kaelin said.

Although she hadn’t intended on staying home long, Kaelin re-discovered a passion for music and performing during her return to Louisville. But when she decided to make music her life, most people laughed: a college-educated career woman playing music?!

No one’s laughing now.

Brigid Kaelin released her first CD “Keep Your Secrets,” on June 21, 2005, and immediately climbed the bestseller list several weeks in a row at the top local music store, outselling every other local solo artist in Louisville in 2005.

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  • Targetlive

    The wonderful Brigid Kaelin will play late on Saturday at Bridlington's Musicport Festival, which runs from the 4th-6th of November. More info here: Musicport was established in 2000 to promote live music and music education in Whitby and the surrounding area with its primary event being Musicport World Music Festival each autumn. Over the last eight years the festival has grown year on year and has established itself as a prestigious event in the festival calendar attracting major names such as Rachid Taha, The Buena Vista Social Club presents Cachaito Lopez etc, Toumani Diabate, Levellers,Misty In Roots, Courtney Pine, Talvin Singh, Richard Hawley, Chumbawamba, Altan, Rolf Harris, Mory Kante, Osibisa, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, & Los De Abajo.

    13 Sep 2011 Reply
  • LiquidRob1

    heya Brigid! saw ya on MySpace and also here on love your music! Much Love and Respect, Rob from Highly Explosive

    29 Oct 2009 Reply

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