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. She figured she was gonna need something besides her sparkling personality and southern charm, to compete for the affections of whatever man would strike her fancy next. Turns out she actually had a knack for songwriting (Also turns out, the more she wrote, the less she cared about the men;)
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!
“Everything matters and nothing matters, at the same time… that’s the paradox I’ve been learning to inhabit and is the crux of the song.”
“Alright, All Right” is about taking everything that comes one’s way with a grain of salt, a great sense of humor, and a positive mental attitude. We’re all collectively barreling through time and space on this rock, moving closer to our physical demise…Fact. The way I see it, the only thing I really have control over is my attitude and response towards each moment, and I’ll be damned (literally), if I forget that and let myself get sucked into all this chaos energy around me. I wrote myself this song to remind myself of that”