— Maverick Magazine (United Kingdom)
Multi-instrumentalist Brigid Kaelin has been a guest on NPR's A Prairie Home Companion, the BBC, has traveled the world doing speaking engagements as well as music performances. She’s played accordion, musical saw and sung with Elvis Costello on multiple continents, tours Europe at least once a year, yet remains a staple performer in Louisville, where she has received several "Best Singer/Songwriter" awards. Her latest single, "Kentucky With You," is featured on the new Kentucky Proud advertising campaign, and she's thrilled to have written a new song for her home state.
In addition to her music, Brigid's writing has been published in Salon, ScaryMommy, Kveller, LEO, Louisville Magazine, and many blogs. A true Renaissance woman, Brigid is also an artist, focused on architectural paintings. Her works hang all over America, as well as a government building in Switzerland. She also recently turned down a dream role in a Broadway show in order to care for her dying parents ... and wouldn't change a thing about that.
As you can see, focusing is not her forte, but anything in the arts is. And Brigid will do pretty much anything if there's a transatlantic plane ticket involved.
NOTABLE FESTIVAL APPEARANCES:
Original Thinkers (Telluride)
Belladrum Fest/ Tartan Heart (Scotland)
Islay Whisky Festival (Scotland)
Celtic Connections (Scotland)
Einsiedeln MusikFest (Switzerland)
HAS OPENED FOR/SHARED A MIC WITH :
Elvis Costello, Jason Isbell, Jim James, Ben Folds, Maceo Parker, Nellie McKay, Dan Bern, Loretta Lynn, Cowboy Jack Clement, Patty Loveless & so many more.
"Kentucky With You"
Brigid's single is the driving song in this Kentucky Proud video, filmed over the course of a year, watching the seasons pass through local farms.
"This should be the new state song."
"Delightful bluegrass ditty."
Available on all streaming sites.
Just months after completing breast cancer treatment, Kentucky musician, artist & writer, BRIGID KAELIN, is partnering with sonablast! Records to release new music. “18 Months Later” is the first of many streaming singles coming over the next year, and it is available on DECEMBER 10, 2021.
This first song is a departure from the lighthearted novelty songs (“Future Mr. Used-to-Be,” “Mazel Tonk”) that many associate with Kaelin. “18 Months Later” is an introspective, piano-driven tune -- a melodic mix of melancholy and hope. It was engineered in Louisville by Grammy-nominated Steve Cooley and features Kelsey Lee (Southern Sirens) on percussion.
“Sometimes you have to write away the trauma,” says Kaelin. “‘18 Months Later’ was written during that unknown period when I was caring for my mother, who was living past her prognosis. Now, in the midst of a pandemic, I think a lot of people understand the struggle of not being able to make plans, but also just being wildly grateful to still be here.”
DECEMBER 10: "18 Months Later" available on all streaming services
DECEMBER 15: VIDEO release for "18 Months Later"