Performer, Songwriter, Vocalist
Acoustic Guitar; Keyboards
Kelly Triplett is a multi-faceted singer/songwriter who flavors her pop tunes with hints of rock-n-roll and blues. Her stage presence draws an audience in and holds them close - whether the song is an intimate ballad or an in-your-face break-up anthem. Her songs often use every day events to transcend the boundaries between people.
Kelly is an award-winning songwriter and has been a voting member of The Recording Academy (the Grammys®). She's a Global Music Award Silver Medalist in two categories: Emerging Artist and Listener Impact, for her song, "Neon Bible".
Kelly currently splits her time between Colorado and Florida. A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Kelly grew up in Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Canada, Madagascar, and all over the USA. Exposure to music and culture from around the world, and her strong southern roots, support an adventurous approach to writing songs in diverse genres. She creates a pleasing pop hook as easily as a breezy waltz or a sophisticated gospel song.
Kelly’s songs sound simple, and they are – until you start to break them down and piece them back together. Straight-forward pop songs are twisted and turned into tight curves of melodic yet syncopated progressions. She borrows from rock, blues, country, and gospel until the lines between the genres are crossed and crossed again. The results of this fusion are songs that pay homage to their musical roots while being firmly planted in the “pop” genre.
Kelly uses her rich voice to evoke love, loss, and renewal. Her work conveys a kind of pragmatic optimism - joy of love & the price paid while reaching for happiness.
She's enjoyed Top Ten success on a variety of charts including ReverbNation and Broadjam. She's released two studio albums - ANYWHERE BUT HERE, and CLOSE ENOUGH, and is working on her third.