Kelley Swindall was born and raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia, where she grew up listening to the music of Kris Kristofferson, Patsy Cline, and Johnny Cash on the way to church every Sunday morning, cuz that’s what her Daddy listened to. She escaped small town Georgia, after High school, for New York City, to study Acting. She got sidetracked from Theatre, however, after having her heart broken by a musician, which inspired her to pick up a guitar and start writing her own songs.
Drawing from her Southern roots, her style is a blend of soulful & bluesy folk coupled with a witty and gritty, classic country sensibility. Inspired by the outlaw tradition, and deeply rooted in story songs and talking blues, these tunes are driven by strong female characters who tell it like it is. The new single is no exception!
“Alright, All Right” is a bonus track following the release of the ‘You Can Call Me Darlin’ If You Want’ album of 2020. Kelley explains that this bonus track, along with the new material she’s been writing, is focused more upon her personal relationship with the cosmos, rather than personal matters of the heart, which was the prevalent theme for the “Darlin” record.
“Alright, All Right” is about taking everything that comes your way with a grain of salt, a great sense of humour, and a positive mental attitude. We’re all collectively barreling through time and space on this rock, moving closer to our physical demise…Fact.
Musically, the track encorporates the traditional instrumentation of Americana and Folk whilst filtering a sassy and modern upbeat sound in the way that Kelley delivers the vocals! Unique, and fascinating! One that you'll be wanting to hear!
Songwriter: Kelley Swindall
Vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica: Kelley Swindall
Twelve string: Don Dilego
Bass: Mike Montali
Organ: Michael Hesslein
Electric guitar: Teddy Kumpel
Backing vocals: Don Dilego Produced by Don Dilego + Mike Montali
Engineered by Don Dilego
Recorded at The Velvet Elk , Pocono Mountain, Pennsylvania