Kelly Richey


While flipping channels in my hotel room in Memphis, I came across a blues guitarist I’d never heard of before. Her name is Kelly Richey, and she fronts the Kelly Richey Band. She has some serious chops. She was described once as “Stevie Ray Vaughan trapped in a woman’s body with Janis Joplin screaming to get out.” I’d say that’s about right, based on the show I saw. Now I’m determined to see her play live on her tour. She’ll be breezing through Marietta twice. You can listen to her as part of the Roadhouse podcast below (and for a while, in the left sidebar under “Listen”). As a bonus, you get to hear some other great blues you’ve never heard.

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  1. I bet Kelly Richey is a Christie McVie, (Christine Perfect) fan. I just listened to the clip you have posted and it reminded me so much of Christie's vocals with the band Chicken Shack. Back in the early 70's I adored her. Christie however played the keyboards.

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