Official MusicFest Artist

Kelly Willis
Years at MusicFest:
Beautiful Lie (2019), Back Being Blue (2018), Our Year (2014), Translated from love (2007), Easy (2002), What I Deserve (1999) Kelly Willis (1993), Bang Bang (1991), Well Traveled Love (1990)

A favorite with critics and the alt-country and Americana communities, Kelly Willis is a gifted singer and songwriter whose vocals can move from sunny clarity to passionate grit depending on the needs of the tune. Willis launched her recording career in 1990 with the album Well Travelled Love, but she first hit her creative stride with the 1999 independent release What I Deserve. Since then, Willis has carved out a comfortable niche writing and recording at her own relaxed pace, often in collaboration with her spouse, Bruce Robison, whom she teamed with to create her latest work, Beautiful Lie. The album will take you through a journey of strong feelings that will encompass you. Be sure to hear these two singing songs from their latest endeavor on the MusicFest Stage.