Just Say the Word and Josh Kelley Will Come to Your Town– Well Almost! Josh Kelley Talks About His Current Tour with Keaton Simons and Upcoming CD LA STORY Musical Interlude Podcast and Blog!

By now you should have a pretty good idea who Josh Kelley is– maybe you have read the other blog about his CD (Just Say the Word) or heard his music on the radio.  Or maybe you haven’t a clue– no matter.. there’s good reason here to take a listen to this "long-ish" podcast with Josh Kelley as he’s just about to go on the road.


Currently   on tour with Keaton Simons,  Kelley is more than just a musician. This guy brings a wealth of talent to the table musically and artistically. Savvy-smart about his musical career, he’s created his own label to allow him to create and present his music  his way. Not only is he into his music but he’s into the production end –not only of his own music– but of others as well and Kelley talks about it on this podcast.


While for some  musicians, touring is  merely a bus ride from one location to the next, Kelley uses his time to  draw and do sketches in  colored pencils that eventually he will turn into oil paintings. Yup– the guy isn’t just a musician, he’s an artist too and left college where he was majoring in art to pursue his musical career. His art is definitely a reflection of the well of rich emotional content within him and it’s a defining characteristic of this man. He uses the time on tour to create — whether it’s new artwork that’s going to be fleshed out on his return from the road or writing new lyrics.


Josh tells us a lot on the podcast about what he does on the road and how he views his life as a musician/artist and business person. Smart guy, he’s not wasting his time on the bus. His mind is working 24/7.

What’s really cool is that he’s out on tour right now with Keaton Simons and he’s treating it more like a collaboration than an opening act and a  headliner. He loves the collaborative process and views it very much as a give and take  as he shares the tour with other musicians as well as his music and his life.

So take a listen to the podcast and  you might want to noodle around Josh Kelley’s myspace site for some downloads, information, photos and more. There’s a lot going on with this guy– typical musician he isn’t!

Currently on tour, you can find him out on the road and make sure if he’s coming near you  that you snag some tickets EARLY as they will sell out FAST.  He’s been creating some new stuff and working on things collaboratively with Keaton Simons and you have to see it LIVE to appreciate the talent of these guys who are out on the road together. It’s absolutely amazing.


3/21                   Lincoln Theatre
                            Raleigh, NC

3/22                   Ziggy’s
                            Winston, Salem, NC

3/23                   The Handlebar
                            Greenville, SC

3/24                   Workplay Theatre
                            Birmingham, AL

3/26                   12th and Porter
                            Nashville, TN

3/27                   Rick’s Cafe
                            Starkville, MS

3/28                   Smiths Olde Bar
                            Atlanta, GA

3/29                   Rhythm and Brews
                            Chattanooga, TN

3/30                   Newby’s
                            Memphis, TN

3/31                  The Dame
                            Lexington, Ky         

4/2                    House of Blues
                            New Orleans, LA

4/3                    The Country Club
                            Augusta, GA
4/10                   The Stage Door
                            Madison, WI

4/11                   The Fine Line
                            Minneapolis, MN

4/13                   Jake’s
                          Bloomington, IN

4/14                   The Blind Pig
                           Ann Arbor, MI

4/15                   20th Century Theatre
                          Cincinnati, OH

4/16                   Cambridge House at House of Blues
                           Cleveland, OH

4/17                    The Music Mill
                            Indianapolis, IN

4/18                    House of Blues Chicago
                           Chicago, IL

4/20                  Student Union Plaza (outside)
                            Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX

6/1                    Downtown Herndon
                           Herndon, VA

6/29                   Crystal Lake Festival

                            Chicago, Illinois

7/4                     Ballard Park (Free Show)
                          Tupelo, MS

8/25                   The Morton Arboretum             
                            w/Sister Hazel
                            Lisle, Illinois

1/19-1/24          The Rock Boat
                           Miami, FL

And for your musical interlude–here’s a song from Kelley to get you groovin. There is already a review on this CD on the blog and check it out. It’s definitely worth a download of the entire CD or order it online. It’s a variety of different musical presentations that you will be pleased you have as the music grows on you  over time.

Beautiful Goodbye from  Just Say the Word CD

The LA Story would like to thank Josh Kelley for his time in talking to us. He was definitely a fun interview and we would love to check in with him again– maybe while he’s on the road or just before he releases his next CD. He’s got eclectic tastes and unusual style and an open heart!

Stevie Wilson

L.A. Story


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