From: Franke Center for the Arts
214 E. Mansion St
Marshall, MI 49068
Kelly Richey has been described as "Stevie Ray Vaughan trapped in a woman's body with Janis Joplin screaming to get out". She has been listed as among the top 100 gifted guitarists by the Truefire Community in 2011, and frequently draws comparisons to blues icons Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Playing live is where Richey shines, literally bringing down the house at every show she plays. Her soulful voice a big, powerful alto, provides the arc that completes the circle for a total sonic experience that is not to be forgotten. There is no denying that Richey's stage presence is powerful. The first few notes from her guitar and you know you are in very competent hands. Those who have never seen her play before are stopped in their tracks, stunned and speechless.