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"Pleasant introduction, which makes us look forward to more" - Rootstime (Belgium)

****Four Stars "Kelly displays the same versatility as Linda Rondstadt....in nine tracks she indeed delivers." - Paris-Move (France_

The sound is tastefully electro-acoustic, the songs largely characterized by 'medium times' in which the protagonist's voice stands out in all its vibrant beauty....highly recommended" - Lonestar Time (Italy)

"Musically, the whole thing is beautiful and varied, a little classic country, folk and folk rock, plus blues rock, neo-traditional in the best sense" - Country.de (Germany)

"...the music and her incredible voice leave you transfixed" - Folk Radio (UK)

"It has an allure all of its own that creeps under your skin until eventually you feel like you're listening to your oldest friend" - Dancing About Architecture (UK)

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ALBUM REVIEWS:

MESSENGER NEWSPAPER (UK) - 

ROOTSVILLE (EU) -   

PARIS MOVE (FR) - 

ALTCOUNTRY.NL (NETHERLANDS) - 

ROOTSTIME (BELGIUM) - 

FOLK RADIO (UK) - 

LONESTAR TIME (ITALY) - 

RUTA 66 (SPAIN) - 

FOLK AND TUMBLE (UK) - 

DANCING ABOUT ARCHITECTURE (UK) - 

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Shows

May 25 - 4 to 7pm

The Terrace - Aitkin, MN

w/Miles Nielsen

May 29 - 6pm to 9pm

Alchemy at Aldeen - Rockford, IL

Full Band Show

 

June 2 - 1:50pm

Cre8tIV Fest - Downtown Rockford, IL

Full Band Show

June 7 - 11:30am

Capone's (Big Tuna Brewing)

Circus Mexicus - Puerto Peñasco, Mexico

w/Miles Nielsen

June 8 - 10:30am

Wrecked 

Circus Mexicus - Puerto Peñasco, Mexico

Acoustic Set

June 9 - 11:00am - VIP ONLY

JJ's Cantina

Circus Mexicus - Puerto Peñasco, Mexico

Songwriter Round w/Miles Nielsen, Roger Clyne & Chuck Prophet

June 14 - 7pm

Fitzgerald's - Berwyn, IL

w/ Drivin' N Cryin' (duo w/Miles Nielsen)

 

June 19 - 6:15pm - 7:10pm

Tosa Tonight - Wauwautosa, WI

Full Band Show

June 22 - 12pm- 2:45pm

Corkless in Galena - Galena, IL

Full Band Show

June 29 - 6 to 9pm

Tumbled Rock Brewery - Baraboo, WI

w/Miles Nielsen

July 17 - 6 to 9pm

Alchemy at Aldeen - Rockford, IL

w/Miles Nielsen

June 27 - 6 to 8pm

Sainte Genevieve Riverboat - Ottawa, IL

w/Miles Nielsen

August 2 to 4

The Lion's Den - Pinetop, AZ

Full Band Show

August 10 - 6 to 9pm

Tumbled Rock Brewery - Baraboo, WI

Full Band Show

August 12 - 6 to 9pm

Prairie Street Brewhouse

Solo Acoustic

August 14 - 7pm

Hey Nonny - Arlington Heights, IL

Full Band Show

August 15 - 7 to 8:30pm

Connie Link Amphitheater - Normal, IL

Full Band Show

Kelly can also been seen performing with her 

family band The Nielsen Trust alongside her 

husband Miles Nielsen, brother-in-law Daxx Nielsen

and father-in-law Rick Nielsen

Please visit their website below for show dates

Biography

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Kelly Steward is a Midwestern American singer, songwriter and recording artist hailing from Rockford, IL.   Her haunting indie flavored neo-traditional country meditations are a favorite in this area of the country, a grass-roots musical movement from the state that brought you Wilco.  After a few storied years in Los Angeles, Kelly moved back to the Midwest to record her EP "Long Long Road" with producer and fellow musician Miles Nielsen.  Traveling and playing with Miles' band for a couple years, Kelly broke off to form her own band The Restless Kind with Greg Whitson (guitar), Andy Scarpaci (bass), Jim Westin (keys) and Jesse Carmona (drums).   In 2012 she released an intimate EP titled "Out From Within" .  2019 marks her full length album debut "Tales and Tributes of the Deserving and Not So"  produced by Kelly and her fellow band-mate Greg Whitson.  The vibe of the album is reminiscent of mid 70's female singer-songwriters like Emmylou Harris, Joan Baez and Linda Ronstadt with a Laurel Canyon via Midwest Americana feel.  You can purchase the album now via this website or most digital music platforms.

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Photo By: Yiftach Belsky

CONTACT ME

Booking Inquiries: booking@kellysteward.com

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