Kelly Richey News & Updates

Kelly Richey News & Updates

KRB Deep In The Groove

This week The Kelly Richey Band is nearing the final stages of tracking for the next studio release.  Tobe Donohue, Rikk Manning and I have been deep in the groove, so stay tuned!!!  The journey around this record has been very different than my previous records because I’ve had the luxury of time to develop the material, the sound, the performance dynamic and the recording process.  I’m feeling inspired and at home in my studio!

Kelly Richey News & Updates - Kelly Richey Studio

Mary Gauthier Songwriting Workshop

This week I head to Nashville, TN for a songwriting workshop with one of my favorite songwriters on this planet, Mary Gauthier!  Six and a half years have passed since I first attended one of Mary’s workshops, where I experienced profound breakthroughs in my writing.  I’m excited to return for the next leg of the journey as a writer and as an artist.

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Kelly Richey Solo Experience

Kelly Richey returns to Louisville, KY for a morning TV appearance on Great Day Live WHAS 11 and a live solo performance that night at The Planet!

Friday, October 9 – Kelly Richey Solo – 8:00pm
The Planet Bar & Bistro
1565 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, KY
Venue phone: 502-654-7866.

Kelly Richey SOLO Blues Experience

Here’s your chance to see Kelly perform on her electric guitar like you’ve never seen her before, pulling material from her entire catalog.  For those Kelly Richey fans that have been following Kelly for years, you’ll get to hear many of the songs she no longer performs with her current line up. See Kelly perform with ALL the energy and passion that she brings to the stage; Kelly is known for her jaw-dropping, blister-inducing fretboard work whether playing with a band or playing solo.  Don’t miss your chance to see her play live.  It’s Kelly’s mission to make every performance a show that you’ll never forget!

The Kelly Richey Band at the Lebanon Blues Festival 2015

The Kelly Richey Band at the Lebanon Blues Festival 2015

The weather was perfect, the audience was amazing and the line up of musical performers was a perfect mix– key elements required for a night of musical magic…!  Here’s a few photos of The Kelly Richey Band playing shortly after Noah Wotherspoon and right before Ray Fuller and the Bluesrockers at this years Lebanon Blues Festival 2015.

BTW– Rikk Manning (Bass) and Tobe Donohue (Drums) ROCKED…!  I’m having so much fun playing with these new band mates!

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Photos by Jeff Shiflett

Hello from New Mexico!

Hello from New Mexico! 

It’s been an eventful week with lots of travel that started off in Cincinnati with my band,  and is wrapping up in New Mexico before heading home.  On Tuesday The Kelly Richey Band played in Cincinnati’s Fountain Square for the Major League Baseball Parade.  On Friday I was in Taos, New Mexico playing a live radio show on KTAO, and then on to a wonderful music festival in Aztec, New Mexico, Close to the Colorado border.

Today I’m holding a guitar instruction workshop in Aztec before heading back home for shows this weekend in my home town of Lexington on Friday, and a new club in Louisville, KY called the Planet.

Check out the photos from this weeks journey…!

This Week Kelly Richey Solo:

Friday – July 24th, 2015
Kelly Richey Solo – 9pm
Natasha’s Bistro
112 Esplanade Alley
Lexington, KY
Venue: (859) 259-2754

Saturday – July 25th, 2015
Kelly Richey Solo – 8pm
The Planet Bar & Bistro
1565 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, KY
Venue: 502-654-7866

The Kelly Richey Band Live at Fountain Square in Cincinnati, OH – Kelly Richey, Rikk Manning, Tobe Donohue

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On the very last song the heaven opened up and it started to rain– we were soaked!!!!!

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Kelly Richey Live on KTAO in Taos, NM

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Kelly Richey Solo in Aztec, New Mexico

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The Kelly Richey Band LIVE – WE WILL ROCK YOU!

The Kelly Richey Band LIVE – WE WILL ROCK YOU!

This past weekend the Kelly Richey Band hit the road for two festivals– unfortunately, the festival in Indiana was rained out, but the festival in Alpena, Michigan was alive and well. The weather was a little cooler than we expected, but once we started playing we warmed up quickly! The crowd was great, and we really appreciate all those who came out to see us! Check out the photos for KRB in action: Rikk Manning on bass guitar, and Tobe Donohue on drums (and DJ scratching) are two of the best matches for my guitar work to hit the stage yet! I’m thrilled to be playing with these two masterful musicians– we have a great time off stage as well as on, and I couldn’t be happier! Check out the photos below: (Photos by Sonya Ziegler)

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This week The Kelly Richey Band kicks things off in Middletown, Ohio for the BASH, and then we open for Heart on Sunday, June 28th and Boston on July 2nd at the Fraze Pavillion. We can’t wait to play these shows!

On Saturday, July 4th the band leaves USA soil and travels into Canada for the Thunder Bay Blues Fest!  The next two weeks will be filled with great shows and lots of travel– please mark your calendars now and come join the fun, we’d love to see you!

WE WILL ROCK YOU!

Wednesday, June 24th – 7:30 pm
Broad Street Bash
Middletown, OH

Sunday, June 28th – 6:30 pm
Spyglass Ridge Winery
Sunbury, PA
Opening for Heart

Thursday, July 2nd – 7pm
Fraze Pavilion
Kettering, OH
Opening for Boston

Saturday, July 4th – 7:30 pm
Thunder Bay Blues Festival
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

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Photos by Sonya Ziegler

The Kelly Richey Band ROCKS HARD!!!

The Kelly Richey Band ROCKS HARD!!! – “Summer of LOVE” Tour 2015

Kelly Richey and her band returned to the stage kicking off their 2015 Summer Festival Season!  Never before has such power come from the stage with new material, a new album (almost completed) and, most importantly, raw energy that FAR surpasses any previous KRB shows.  Bassist Rikk Manning and Kelly Richey go toe-to-toe with riffs that send sonic waves through the stratosphere, and Tobe Donohue not only kills it on drums, but he scratches and adds his masterful electronic skills as one of today’s leading DJ’s with fresh, new sounds that take KRB to a new level of performance that blends jambase, rock-n-roll, blues, and a heavy dose of funk and hip-hop.  The band sounds GREAT, the audience is going wild, and we are killing it at every show we play.  Look out everyone, the KRB is headed your way and we intend to blow the roof off at every show we play!

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Kelly Richey – Guitar & Vocals

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Rikk Manning – Bass Guitar

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Tobe Donohue – Drums & DJ

Photos by Sonya Ziegler

The Kelly Richey Band Opens for Heart on June 28th in Pennsylvania!

The Kelly Richey Band Opens for Heart on June 28th in Pennsylvania!

The Kelly Richey Band will open for the chart storming 1970’s rock band Heart on June 28th at the Spyglass Ridge Winery in Sunbury, PA. This show sold out in 24 hours!  Heart is one of my all time favorite bands, and has been one of the biggest influences in my musical career.  With Top 10 albums on the Billboard Album Chart in the 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s, and 2010’s, Heart is among the most commercially enduring hard rock bands in history. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.  I’m extremely excited to open for them later this month.  What an honor!

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Heart on Concert – Sunday, June 28th

Spyglass Ridge Winery
RR 4 Box 1 Plum Creek Rd.
Sunbury, Pennsylvania 17801

Kelly Richey Band Now Booking:
Festivals and Music Venues

Here is the Kelly Richey Band lineup for 2016!  Back by popular demand featuring Tobe “TOBOTIUS” Donohue on drums, and Rikk Manning on bass guitar.  WOW!  I had more fun and positive fan responses in 2015 than in any other year in regard to my rhythm section.  I can’t wait to hit the stage with these guys again in 2016.  We’ll be dishing out a new FRESH set of material (with some older KRB favorites here and there) with a killer new sound from my new CD release, “Shakedown Soul” that is totally ROCKIN’…!  I’m so excited to be sharing the stage with these uber talented and genuinely nice guys.  We are definitely going have a blast, and we can’t wait to rock the house for our fans!

Experience The Kelly Richey Band LIVE this Saturday at Crow Music Festival in Sunbury, PA!!!

Experience The Kelly Richey Band LIVE this Saturday at Crow Music Festival in Sunbury, PA!!!

Crow Music Festival

http://www.crowmusicfestival.com/

This Saturday, May 30th, The Kelly Richey Band hits the stage in Sunbury, PA for the Crow Music Festival at Spyglass Ridge Winery! Our show time is 2:30pm and the address for the event is RR 4 Box 1 Plum Creek Rd.

Kelly Richey – Guitar & Vocals

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Tobe Donohue – Drums and D.J.

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Rikk Manning – Bass

Rikk Manning

Kelly Richey Band Now Booking:
Festivals and Music Venues

Here is the Kelly Richey Band lineup for 2016!  Back by popular demand featuring Tobe “TOBOTIUS” Donohue on drums, and Rikk Manning on bass guitar.  WOW!  I had more fun and positive fan responses in 2015 than in any other year in regard to my rhythm section.  I can’t wait to hit the stage with these guys again in 2016.  We’ll be dishing out a new FRESH set of material (with some older KRB favorites here and there) with a killer new sound from my new CD release, “Shakedown Soul” that is totally ROCKIN’…!  I’m so excited to be sharing the stage with these uber talented and genuinely nice guys.  We are definitely going have a blast, and we can’t wait to rock the house for our fans!

Kelly Richey “Summer Of LOVE” Tour 2015

Kelly Richey “Summer Of LOVE” Tour 2015

Get ready for the “Summer Of LOVE” Tour with Kelly Richey, Tobe Donohue, and Rikk Manning!  Check out this fantastic list of festivals, and be sure to mark your calendar.  Recently, I’ve added several new festival dates, such as the Fraze Pavilion where The Kelly Richey Band will open for the rock band Boston, and the Thunder Bay Festival, where the band will be sharing the bill with Johnny Lang and Paul Rogers!  We can’t wait!  Also, I’m excited to be playing three festivals solo– one taking me all the way to New Mexico!  The band is blending many new sounds into the show, and will be playing some old favorites as well as new material from the upcoming new CD!  I’m looking forward to seeing old fans and friends and making new ones as well!.  I hope to see you there!

Note:  Stay tuned for a visual feast this summer as Sonya Ziegler will be traveling to all shows and photographing our Summer of LOVE Tour!

The Kelly Richey Band Festivals 2015

May 22, 2015 – Lexington, KY – MoonDance at Midnight Pass Amphitheater
May 23, 2015 – Elizabeth, KY – BBQ, Blues & Bikes 2015 Festival
May 30, 2015 – Sunbury, PA – Crow Music Festival at Spyglass Ridge Winery
June 19, 2015 – Loogootee – IN – Loogootee Summerfest 
June 20, 2015 – Alpena, MI – Alpena Blues Festival
June 24, 2015 – Middletown, OH – Broad Street Bash
July 2, 2015 – Kettering, OH – Fraze Pavilion – Opening for Boston
July 4, 2015 – Thunder Bay, ON – Thunder Bay Blues Festival
August 1, 2015 – Lebanon, OH – Lebanon Blues Fest
August 7, 2015 – Cincinnati, OH – Cincinnati Summer Blues Festival
August 14, 2015 – Thornton, NH – White Mountain Boogie
September 5, 2015 – Eaton, OH – Eatonic Music Festival 2015
September 15, 2015 – Somerset, KY – Lake Cumberland Blues BBQ & Arts Festival

Kelly Richey Festivals 2015

Juy 9, 2015 – Hamilton, OH – RiversEdge Amphitheater Concert Series
July 18, 2015 – Aztec, NM – Animas River Blues Festival
August 28, 2015 – Cincinnati, OH – Womens Way Concert Series @ Centennial Barn

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Tobe “Tobotius” Donohue

Rikk Manning

Rikk Manning

Kelly Richey News & Updates

Kelly Richey News & Updates:

I’ve been in an active songwriting phase this past year, but with constant touring my song ideas were just stacking up on my computer and notebook.  Once touring ended in early winter of 2014, I began working again with Duane Lundy at Shangri-La Productions in Lexington, Kentucky to begin recording new material.

I’ve been so fortunate to record with wonderful, amazing musicians who I also call friends: Robby Cozensa (Drums), Blake Cox (Bass), and Lee Carroll (Keys).

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I’m taking quite a different approach as I record my next CD than I’ve done with my previous studio releases.  I’m allowing myself the luxury to write, record, experiment with sound, play my new songs solo, and then bring all of the new material into rehearsal with my new band.  I recorded a music video “Love” in December from a song from the first round of recordings, and last week I completed my latest music video “Afraid To Die” from the second round of recordings.  I’m so very excited to have the freedom to create and expand musically both solo and with my new band!  I’d like to thank Jeremiah Oschwald of BeardHouseMedia.com for all of your hard work in making these two videos come together!  I’d also like to thank Sonya Ziegler for your direction and input throughout all phases of these projects!

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Yes, I have a new rhythm section!  In early February I began working with a new set of musicians.  I was very keen on crafting a fresh new sound with my new songs, and also morphing some of my older material to give it a bit of an updated twist musically. The creative process must be fed and nurtured, and this change is proving to be the musical support I need as I continue to create and expand my musical horizon.

My new drummer, Tobe “TOBOTIUS” Donohue mixed my 2014 CD, The Kelly Richey Band Live At The Blue Wisp, and he also played on “Sister’s Gotta Problem”.  Tobe has been working with me in the studio to create the beats that I need to take my solo show to a level that allows me to jam at new heights on my guitar.  The raw space of one electric guitar against a heavy groove is something I LOVE about the Black Keys and White Stripes!  I have more musical freedom now than I’ve had since the earliest part of my career—when marketing wasn’t part of the equation, and music was 100% of the drive.  Tobe is a masterful player and a great friend.  His extensive list of credentials is simply staggering, and his down-to-earth nature is so refreshing!

Rikk Manning is a bassist I’ve seen and heard about for years— and when I called him it was perfect timing as he was very interested in getting involved in a new project.  Rikk is truly a powerhouse bass player masterful at funk, rock, blues and jazz— playing both electric bass and upright bass.  He’s even been known to add distortion to an upright bass and tear it up in ways that are wickedly unique and powerful!  Rikk writes as well, and just released a new single from a CD he’s working on.  It’s wonderful to explore new territory in such capable hands!

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As a last note: I’m starting to deliver live guitar instruction workshops at a new music school here in the Cincinnati area.  I will be offering six-week workshops that include access to my online instructional videos as part of the package.  All ages and all levels are welcome!  I want to insure you that I enjoy working with beginners just as much as I enjoy working with advanced students!  I will be doing workshops on the business of music, social media marketing, and building your fan base.  I’m excited to be working with this great team of instructors: Be sure to check out ETB Music for all your music instruction needs.  My workshops will be Tuesday night at 6:30 PM starting April 14th.  ( ETB Music | 5958 Harrison Ave. | Cincinnati, OH 45248 | 513-289-0104 )

New video, new band, new festival dates for a new and exciting year!  I’m happy, grateful, and I want to thank each and everyone of you for being with me for the ride.  Thank you for your support and loyalty, it means so much to me!

Photos by Sonya Ziegler

Kelly Richey Band Festivals Dates for 2015

Kelly Richey Band Festivals Dates for 2015:

It’s been a long cold winter!  Spring is finally here and festival season is just around the corner.  Be sure to check out this fantastic list of festivals I will be playing, and be sure to mark your calendar!   I’m looking forward to seeing old fans and making new ones as well!.  I hope to see you there!

22 May 2015 – Lexington, KY – MoonDance at Midnight Pass Amphitheater
23 May 2015 – Elizabeth, KY – BBQ, Blues & Bikes 2015 Festival
30 May 2015 – Sunbury, PA – Crow Music Festival at Spyglass Ridge Winery
20 Jun 2015 – Alpena, MI – Alpena Blues Festival
24 Jun 2015 – Middletown, OH – Broad Street Bash
04 Jul 2015 – Thunder Bay, ON – Thunder Bay Blues Festival
01 Aug 2015 – Lebanon, OH – Lebanon Blues Fest
07 Aug 2015 – Cincinnati, OH – Cincinnati Summer Blues Festival
14 Aug 2015 – Thornton, NH – White Mountain Boogie
11 Sept 2015 – Carnegie, PA – Carnegie Blues Fest

Note:  I will be playing SOLO on July 9th at Rivers Edge Amphitheater in Hamilton, Ohio, and July 18th in Aztec, New Mexico at the Animas River Blues at Riverside Park.

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For a complete list of Kelly Richey Tour Dates: Click Here

Photo by Sonya Ziegler

Kelly Richey Band Now Booking:
Festivals and Music Venues

Here is the Kelly Richey Band lineup for 2016!  Back by popular demand featuring Tobe “TOBOTIUS” Donohue on drums, and Rikk Manning on bass guitar.  WOW!  I had more fun and positive fan responses in 2015 than in any other year in regard to my rhythm section.  I can’t wait to hit the stage with these guys again in 2016.  We’ll be dishing out a new FRESH set of material (with some older KRB favorites here and there) with a killer new sound from my new CD release, “Shakedown Soul” that is totally ROCKIN’…!  I’m so excited to be sharing the stage with these uber talented and genuinely nice guys.  We are definitely going have a blast, and we can’t wait to rock the house for our fans!