Thistle Farms – LOVE Heals

Thistle Farms – LOVE Heals

I went to Nashville, TN this past week for a workshop at Thistle Farms.  Please take a minute to watch this video and see what LOVE can do.

Thistle Farms’ mission is to HEAL, EMPOWER, AND EMPLOY women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. We do this by providing safe and supportive housing, the opportunity for economic independence, and a strong community of advocates and partners.

We believe that in the end, love is the most powerful force for change in the world.

Kelly Richey Live Saturday September 9th

Kelly Richey LIVE Saturday September 9th

Kelly Richey Blues Experience
8 pm
2442 Gilbert Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45206
The Greenwich
Kelly Richey - Photos by Greg Reese - 12.2016 - 4228-EDIT
Our Story

“Over the past two decades The Greenwich has maintained a tradition of featuring the finest in local, regional, and even national jazz entertainment.

More recently the nightspot has expanded its scope of cultural activities to include Spoken word poetry, small stage theater, independent film, visual arts and even political forums. One of the most unique venues in the city, this historic Walnut Hills landmark is still bringing arts and entertainment to Cincinnati!”

Local Musicians Honor King Records

Local Musicians Honor King Records

MEDIA CONTACT: Yemi Oyediran
EMAIL: [email protected]

Local Musicians Honor King Records:
Queen City Kings is an intimate concert series that recreates the King Records recording experience while telling the radical history of Cincinnati’s original record label. Queen City Kings features stories about the music, the musicians, and the personal relationships at King Records that had an enduring impact on American music. The first performance of the series, Love Songs & the Blues will take place on Thursday, August 17th at 7:00 pm in the Black Box Theater at the Contemporary Arts Center.

Kelly RIchey - King Records 2Queen City Kings will engage the audience with the musicians, while listening to the live performance through headphones. The live audience is part of the recording, the story, and this new rendition of King Records artistry. Queen City Kings is a project developed by musicians Yemi Oyediran, JP Leong, and Kayla Waldron in association with People’s Liberty.

“The legacy of King Records and Syd [Nathan] is something most Cincinnatians don’t even know about,” said Leong. “Those who do know, realize how important the stories of artists like Little Willie John, Cowboy Copas, and James Brown are to the history of modern music.” Waldron added, “We meet touring musicians all the time who come to Cincinnati to pay homage to King. Rock & Roll, R&B, Soul… they all have their roots in this city.” Oyediran agrees, ”the impact of King Records is inspiring. Queen City Kings is about honoring Cincinnati’s place in music history.”

Kelly RIchey - King RecordsQueen City Kings: Love Songs & the Blues
Contemporary Arts Center- Black Box Theater
44 E 6th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Thursday, August 17, 2017
More information:

Meet the Band: Yemi Oyediran, Kelly Richey, JT Thigpen, Carlos Vargas, Jackson Steiger, Nick Fryer, Clyde Brown, Dixie Karas, Camille ‘Saba’ Smith, Kevaughn Byers

King Records - About Queen City Kings:
Queen City Kings is an intimate concert series that recreates the King Records recording experience while telling the radical history of Cincinnati’s original record label. Queen City Kings features stories about the music, the musicians, and the personal relationships at King Records that had an enduring impact on American music.

About People’s Liberty:
People’s Liberty is a philanthropic lab that brings together civic­-minded talent to address challenges and uncover opportunities to accelerate the positive transformation of Greater Cincinnati. People’s Liberty invests directly in individuals through funding and mentorship, creating a new, replicable model for grantmakers in other cities.

For more information on Queen City Kings, please visit
For more information on People’s Liberty, visit




Kelly Richey LIVE Friday Night at the Greenwich in Cincinnati

Kelly Richey LIVE Friday Night at the Greenwich in Cincinnati

Hey everybody! I’ll be playing at the Greenwich this coming Friday night…! Come kick your weekend off with some “BLUES”…!

August 4th, 2017
Kelly Richey Band
The Greenwich – 8 pm
2442 Gilbert Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45206

Kelly Richey LIVE Cincinnati

TrueFire LIVE Broadcast Link

TrueFire LIVE Broadcast Link

Hey everybody!  I just finished a live broadcast for TrueFire tonight and wanted to share the link with you…  I’d like to send out a big thank you to everyone that tuned to the event and if you missed it, you can watch it anytime!  Please pass this along to your guitar friends!

Get Private Online Lessons with Kelly Richey

Get personalized, 1-on-1 instruction from Kelly Richey via TrueFire’s patented private lessons platform and iOS app!

Kelly Richey TrueFire LIVE Broadcast Link

Kelly Richey About the Educator

Kelly Richey is one of the hardest-working independent musicians in the music business today. When it comes to touring, this Cincinnati-based blues rocker can truly claim the title “Queen of the Road Warriors.” The veteran guitar-slinger has covered the USA, Canada, Europe and Australia in her 30-year career. Fronting her blues/rock power trio, Kelly has played over 4,000 shows, logged a mind-boggling 1 million road miles (and counting) and released 16 albums on her private label, Sweet Lucy Records, earning her reputation as a master guitarist and singer/songwriter. This ain’t no polite, watered-down sound. It’s hardcore blues-rock on steroids, a blistering, in-your-face tour de force….>>>READ MORE

Summer Camp at Tikkun Farm

Summer Camp at Tikkun Farm

Summer Camp at Tikkun Farm
I’m doing a series of writing workshops this summer at Tikkun Farm for their summer camp series.  Tikkun Farm, is a 3.5 acre farm in the neighborhood of Mt. Healthy in Cincinnati.  Its mission is to be a place of healing, restoration and repair cultivated through meaningful work and spiritual practices.
This is week two of their four-week camp series.  If you live in the greater Cincinnati area be sure to check out their summer programs– there’s two more camps scheduled in July!   Click Here
Kelly Richey at Tikkun Farm Kelly Richey at Tikkun FarmMeet Spike!!!  I’m a city girl but I really liked this guy!!!  ;>)

Spike and Kelly Richey at Tikkun Farm

• Meet an alpaca and make something cool from the their fiber.
• Plant a garden and cook something you’ve grown.
• Give voice to your spirit with art, music, writing and service.
• Quiet your mind with meditation, yoga and drumming and listen for your inner wisdom and sacred voice.

We have room for twenty campers a week.

Every week will include:
Cooking, Playing Games, Garden, Archery, Community Service, Art, Writing, Fiber Arts, Dancing, Music

Every day will include:
Drumming, Yoga, Meditation

Multi-Cultural Bonus:
Each week meet neighbors from one of Cincinnati’s refugee communities as they teach us about their culture through music, story and learning to cook one of their delicious dishes: Bhutanese momos (dumplings), Guatemalan empanadas, etc.

COST: Each camp is $225 per child.
Camperships available. We don’t want anyone left out because of cost.

Contact Mary Laymon at 215.630.1091, or [email protected]

Tikkun Farm CampFlyer


Middle Ground

Middle Ground

Thursday, May 18th
, 2017
7pm to 10pm
Lydia’s on Ludlow
Where people are more important than politics!

This is a FREE co-ed writing event and it’s open to the public.  You do not have to be a writer, you just have to have a pen and paper.

Facilitated by Kelly Richey & Mary Pierce Brosmer, founder of Women Writing for (a) Change
Middle Ground


Middle Ground Writing Circle

A Piece of Paper Always Listens

Middle Ground Writing Circle

Facilitators: Kelly Richey and Mary Peirce Brosmer
Date: Thursday, May 18th, 2017
Time: 7pm
Location: Lydia’s on Ludlow, 329 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220
“Middle Ground” …A place where people are more important than politics… An opportunity to listen, to write, and to be heard… A belief that we have more that unites us than divides us… I hope you’ll come be part of this powerful conversation.
We would like to invite you to join us in an evening of writing, sharing and listening. This is a free event. You do not have to be a “writer”!!! All you need is one voice, one journal, one pen, and two ears. Building community, one voice at a time.
Sponsored by: A Piece of Paper Always Listens





Middle Ground with Kelly Richey and Mary Peirce Brosmer

Middle Ground with Kelly Richey and Mary Peirce Brosmer

I will be holding the first “Middle Ground” Workshop and Writing Circle, Sunday, April 30th, 3pm, at Women Writing for (a) Change. This event is sponsored by Womens Way of OH-KY, and I will be joined by co-facilitator, Mary Peirce Brosmer.

“Middle Ground”… A place where people are more important than politics… An opportunity to listen, to write, and to be heard… A belief that we have more that unites us than divides us… I hope you’ll come be part of this powerful conversation.

Sunday – April 30th at 3pm
Women Writing for (a) Change®
6906 Plainfield Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45236

This is a co-ed event.


Middle Ground



Kelly Richey Blues-Rock Power Trio

The Kelly Richey Blues-Rock Power Trio brings its hard-hitting, gritty brand of electric blues to The Greenwich in Cincinnati on Saturday, March 18 at 8pm. Richey is an internationally acclaimed guitarist, singer, and songwriter, who bluesman Lonnie Mack once described as “Stevie Ray Vaughan trapped in a woman’s body, with Janis Joplin screaming to get out.”

The Kelly Richey Band Live!
Saturday, March 18th, 2017 – 8pm
The Greenwich
2442 Gilbert Avenue.
Cincinnati, OH 45206
Phone : 513-221-1151

This Saturday night I will be taking the stage with Lonnie Buckley on drums and Guy Cosby on bass.  I’d like to invite you to join us as we take a journey into the blues…

Kelly Richey Blues-Rock Power TrioKelly Richey’s Solo Electric Blues Experience
Saturday, March 25th, 2017 – 8pm
The Buckeye Sports Lodge
126 W High St
Springfield, OH 45502
Phone : (937) 324-3400




The Many Voices of Writer’s Block

The Many Voices of Writer’s Block:
Creating Your Inner Writing Circle
Facilitator: Kelly Richey

Date: 04-22-2017
Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Tuition: $50.00
Open to: Anyone 16+ and All Adults


Have you ever experienced writer’s block, suffered from procrastination, or had your writing muse show up when you’re busy only to vanish when you finally clear time to write? In this class, you will make space for the many voices in your head who can block your writing – and reflect on your relationships with them. Through writing, sharing, listening, and discussing, we create an inner writing circle for each of us to return to in our busy lives whenever we are feeling stuck.

An excellent complement to WWf(a)C Core Classes
An innovative modality for working with Writer’s Block
Connect with your Muse and learn what it needs to remain present

Kelly Richey is an award-winning blues musician, poet/songwriter, guitar teacher, and life coach, and has made her mark through the power of her voice – figuratively and literally.
Location & Special Instructions

Women Writing for (a) Change
6906 Plainfield Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236


Scholarships in varying amounts are available for our programs depending on need and availability of funds. Call 513-272-1171 if you have further questions.

Please include your contact information and the class you are interested in taking. Thank you!

Kelly Richey Live!

Kelly Richey Live!

Saturday, January 14th, 2017 – 8pm
The Greenwich
2442 Gilbert Avenue.
Cincinnati, OH 45206
Phone : 513-221-1151
Email: [email protected]

Saturday, January 21st, 2017 – 8pm
Waterfront Grille and Gathering
220 Athens Boonesboro Rd
Winchester, KY 40391
Phone: (859) 527-9910

Saturday, January 28th, 2017 – 9pm
Midway Tavern
810 West 4th Street
Mishawaka, IN 46544
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (574) 255.0458Kelly Richey at the Greenwich - Photos by Greg Reese


Around Cincinnati – WVXU

Around Cincinnati – WVXU

Catching Up With Musician And Writer Kelly Richey

Local musician Kelly Richey is starting 2017 with a new group (the Kelly Richey Power Duo) and will be based out of The Greenwich in Walnut Hills, plus is doing more writing and teaching. Listen now to Elaine Diehl interview with Kelly Richey on Around Cincinnati – WVXU.

Kelly Richey at the Grewich - Photos by Greg ReeseGreater Cincinnati has a vibrant arts scene, and Around Cincinnati keeps you up to date with local, regional and national guests.  Each week from 7-8pm on Sunday evenings, you’ll hear from local contributors who with their guests explore a wide range of subjects from books & poetry, art exhibitions, theatrical productions, area choirs, concerts and musicians, as well as festivals and dance groups.  Some of the contributors include Rick Pender, Anne Arenstein, Jim Stump, Roberta Schultz, Robert Nave, Jane Durrell, David Delegator, Barbara Gray, Dave Lewis, Ron Esposito, Stuart Holman, and Kelly Blewett.  Brian O’Donnell, Frank Johnson, Suzanne Bona, Howard Wilkinson, Robyn Carey-Allgeyer, and Jim Nolan, staff members of Cincinnati Public Radio, also help out.

Find out what happening around town – Sign up for our weekly Around Cincinnati email at

If you have an interview idea for Around Cincinnati, please contact Lee Hay, Producer/Host of Around Cincinnati, at [email protected]  Around Cincinnati is made possible in part by a grant from ArtsWave.

Building A Strong Blues Foundation

TrueFire Presents – Building A Strong Blues Foundation

TrueFire Foundry courses are independently produced courses presented by a hand-picked selection of top-notch artists and educators from around the world. Filmed in the educator’s own studio, Foundry courses bring fresh educational concepts and very effective teaching methodologies to TrueFire Students. Kelly Richey’s Foundry course, Building a Strong Blues Foundation will teach essential skills and repertoire for the beginning blues guitar player.

Hello I’m Kelly Richey and welcome to my TrueFire Foundry course, Building a Strong Blues Foundation, which I produced in my own studio.

This course is geared for the beginner to intermediate guitar student and is an invaluable collection of expert tips and well-guided instruction, broken down by into easy to understand parts. I will teach you everything you need to know to get proficient quickly, including: basic music theory, open chords, bar chords, pentatonic scales, fundamental blues guitar soloing techniques, foundational blues songs, right and left hand independence, how to build hand strength, and so much more!

Building A Strong Blues Foundation

You’ll learn my personal “road map” of techniques for powerful blues guitar soloing, and I’ll make sure your practice time is fun and very rewarding with seven professionally recorded rhythm tracks to practice to.

You’ll learn how to play rhythm guitar and lead guitar to several blues/rock progressions. I will provide professionally recorded rhythm tracks for each of these blues progressions, so that you can have fun practicing and experimenting while learning to play with a fantastic rhythm section. This will help you learn to play lead guitar solos much quicker!

I’ll teach you a unique system for learning to view the neck of your guitar in precise patterns to easily learn (and remember) the minor and major pentatonic scales. You’ll also learn how to how to make two pentatonic scales patterns cover the entire neck of the guitar, thus promoting the development of powerful core fingerings for speed, accuracy, and endurance during your guitar solos.

During the course, you’ll learn how to develop a personalized, effective practice routine, and you’ll learn three essential finger exercises to build hand strength, dexterity, and solid physical connection with your guitar.

My personal hand strengthening exercise is guaranteed to strengthen every muscle that you use to play guitar with! I’ve also included bonus tracks that show you how to properly change your guitar strings, and tune your guitar.
Take your playing to the next level with Building a Strong Blues Foundation and gain a rock-solid set of lifelong tools to play blues/rock guitar with power, creativity, precision, and independence.

Building A Strong Blues Foundation (Instant Download)

Building A Strong Blues Foundation (Disc + Download)

NOTE! Kelly Richey organized the course into 8 weekly sections for those students that prefer to have a specified regimen of material across a specified time schedule. However, for those students who prefer to work at their own pace, or even skip around you are certainly encouraged to approach the course in that way as well.



Cincinnati ReelAbilities Film Festival

Cincinnati ReelAbilities Film Festival –

Organized by LADD

Rock on Kelly Richey! A local Cincinnati rock star who also teaches guitar, Kelly has shared the stage with many legends, been listed among the top 100 gifted guitarists by the Truefire Community in 2011, and frequently draws comparisons to blues guitar icons Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. In 2009 she founded Powered by Intention coaching consultancy, and she is also president of Music4Change, a Cincinnati nonprofit committed to music education. Did we mention Kelly is also a talented writer? And, as a woman who has severe dyslexia, she considers her greatest accomplishment to be her becoming a facilitator for Women Writing for (a) Change.

In an interview in Good Things Going Around, she shared, “Had I not gravitated towards music and discovered books in audio form, I honestly don’t know what I would have done. My life would have turned out much differently, I’m sure. What I know now is that there is no cookie cutter mold to learning. I’m proof that even someone with severe dyslexia can learn to play a musical instrument….For many years having dyslexia negatively affected my self-esteem. It wasn’t until I was in my late 20’s that I began to realize I might actually be rather intelligent.”

Intelligent you are Kelly! #DifferentLikeYouCincinnati ReelAbilities Film Festival, organized by LADD - Kelly Richey


Kelly Richey Band – WHAS TV – Great Day Live”

Kelly Richey Band – WHAS TV – Great Day Live”

This morning in Louisville KY for WHAS TV’s morning news show “Great Day Live” w/ Lonnie Buckley!!!

TONIGHT, Friday, December 9th, 2016, the Kelly Richey Band will be at Stevie Ray’s– LOOK out Louisville!!! ;>)

Kelly Richey and Lonnie Buckley on WHAS TV Great Day LiveKelly Richey rocks out in the GDL studio with her drummer, Lonnie Buckley. See them perform December 9, 2016 at Stevie Ray’s starting at 9:00 PM. Kelly can always be found at or on her



Kelly Richey 1, 2, 3 Upcoming LIVE Shows

Kelly Richey 1, 2, 3 Upcoming LIVE Shows

Monday, December 5th, 2016 @ 7pm

Blue Note Bistro & Lounge
23 E. Central Ave.
Miamisburg, OH 45342
Contact Website :

Phone : (937) 247-3000
[email protected]
Kelly Richey Band

Friday, December 9th, 2016 @9pm
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar
230 E Main St
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone : (502) 582-9945
Contact Website :
Kelly Richey Band

Saturday, December 10th, 2016 @ 8pm
Third Street Cigar
20 N. Third
Waterville, OH 43566
Phone : (419) 441-0020
Contact Website :  
Kelly Richey Solo

Saturday, December 17th, 2016 @ 8pm
The Greenwich
2442 Gilbert Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45206
Phone : (513) 221-1151
Contact Website :
Kelly Richey Band


Guitar Student Takes Motorbike Tour

Guitar Student Takes Motorbike Tour

Below is a story of my guitar student from Turkey, named Ozkan:

We believe in the influence of dreams, and that dreams can come true…

That’s why we decided to get on the road instead of postponing our dreams.

For years our jobs have involved designing, planning,organizing and problem solving. Now, also putting these skills acquired in professional life in use, we want to transform what have been short getaways during paid vacations into a real adventure…

Ozkan Guitar StudentWe start rolling in South America, trace the Andes all the way down to Ushuaia, the southernmost town in the World.

We then head north and get to Buenos Aires after navigating through immense plains, cross the Plata River over to Montevideo, visit ever-exiciting Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro followed by the Iguazu Falls at the crosspoint of three nations before departing Brazil.

We then ride westward to tackle Atacama Desert and Uyuni Salt Flat and arrive to La Paz, the highest capital city of the World.

We visit Inca gem Cusco, climb the Cotopaxi in Ecuador and finish off the South America leg in Cartagena.

We then cross to Panama, hop through Central American nations one by one follow the traces of the Aztecs and the Incas in Mexico.

We enter the US at San Diego, follow the famous twisty roads of West Coast to San Francisco, cross Death Valley to reach the Grand Canyon, and then visit Yellowstone and Seattle.

We start the Canadian leg of the trip in Vancouver, visit the splendid lakes and national parks riding east and cap off the trip in New York after 9 months and 50 thousand kilometers.

Hi, I’m Kerem.

I’m a 37-year-old mechanical engineer with a master’s degree in industrial design.

While in college, I happened to visit Ecuador for two weeks through a series of fortunate events. I felt a real connection with that land and have always wanted to travel the rest of Ecuador and South America. So I learned Spanish after college.

I’ve been riding motorcycles for four years. It’s gradually taking up more space in my life.

I’ve had the opportunity to go on some long trips. First Turkey, then South Africa, Balkans, the Alps… And finally came the idea of doing this South American dream trip on a motorcycle. Now we want to realize this dream with my friends and get on the road.

I’ve been using social media quite heavily for the past five years and believe that social media is the best tool to share the sites,wonders and experiences that we’ll come across on this tour with others.

There is also a shorter version of the introduction video, only posted on Instagram….Please find its URL below:

If you’d like to see only the route we plan to cover please check below links of Instagram and Facebook……We lost the background music at Facebook because of copyright issues, unfortunately.

Hello I’m F?rat.

I’m a 36-year-old industrial designer. Despite working mostly on cars for 14 years, I’ve always been more interested in motorcycles. It’s such that when visiting automotive trade fairs for work, I always found myself on top the few motorcycles that were on display.

Finally I started riding six years ago after taking several advanced riding trainings, after which I always wanted to go on longer trips.

Since childhood, I’ve always fiddled with every camera I could get my hands on and clicked through many rolls of films.

Ever since we decided to go on this adventure, the idea of sharing this tour with our followers is really exciting to me.

Frankly, I can’t wait for the day we get on the road.

Hi, I’m Özkan.

I’m a 40-year-old metallurgical and materials engineer. I’ve worked in construction and automotive sectors for 16 years in various positions. In the mean time, I completed an MBA program.

I’ve been trekking and have been interested in underwater sports since childhood. I’m a rescue diver. I’ve got acquainted with motorcycles 7 years ago. I’ve tried to developed my riding skills by taking control and advanced riding trainings.

Being out on the road and in nature with my tent has always been very appealing to me. I’ve been going on tours in and out of Turkey with this passion. I’m truly eager to go on this adventure with Kerem and F?rat.


We know that many people share our passion for being on the road, discovering new places and getting to know diverse cultures.

What got us moving were the stories shared by others who got on the road before us.

We, too, will share our adventures with our followers on Turkish national press and social media.

We have teamed up to get on road and we invite you to participate in this adventure.