Click here to pre-order Brigid's new book, Lakeside, which will be released on July 2, 2024. 

Musician, artist, writer, and recent breast cancer survivor BRIGID KAELIN has played accordion, musical saw and sung with musical legends like Cowboy Jack Clement and Elvis Costello. She has performed her original songs on the BBC, A Prairie Home Companion, and Nashville Star. She plays several instruments, tours Europe at least once a year, yet remains a staple in the Louisville music scene. 

Her love of Kentucky shows in her art: Brigid occasionally hosts the radio variety show Kentucky Homefront. She wrote the popular song “Kentucky With You" for the official state government Kentucky Proud campaign. She illustrated Governor Beshear's inauguration program, painting a detailed ink & watercolor illustration of the capitol. In summer 2024, she is composing original music and musical directing for Kentucky Shakespeare.

Brigid is one of the world's most virtuosic musical saw players and often records film scores or album overdubs from her home studio in Kentucky. She creates wild saw arrangements like this 30-part saw recording of "Happy Birthday" in a minor key. As a musical director/composer, she's composed scores for films, TV, commercials, and stage.

As a visual artist, Brigid has paintings hanging in homes across America, as well as in government buildings in America and Switzerland.

As a writer, she's had bylines in Salon, Kveller, ScaryMommy, and she's hard at work on several books. Her first print book, a history of Lakeside Swim Club, will be published by Butler Books in July 2024. Brigid's blog, The Red Accordion Diaries, shares adventures in travel, whiskey, and parenthood, though she's been writing more often on her PATREON page. 

Both of Brigid's young children are SAG-AFTRA actors, and she spends much of her time taking them to auditions and other adventures.

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