Chicago native, Astra Kelly, is a pure talent with a lyric-based, melodic sound and soaring vocals. Her performances are passionate, full of energy and a powerful expression of her art and sound. Eclectic in style and genre, her original music draws from her soulful Chicago roots fused with indie folk and americana and she uniquely pays tribute to other artists. She’s a career artist who has toured the country extensively, performs well over two hundred shows a year and has released eight records on her own label. Influenced by folk, country, and bluegrass, her latest release, “Chasing the Light,” is a journey of transformation from the inside out and connects to a universal heartbeat.
Astra Kelly has been nominated seven times for a San Diego Music Award including Best Acoustic Artist, Best Local Recording and her music video “All I Got” was showcased in the San Diego Film Festival. She’s toured the country extensively and has shared the stage with artists such as; Sara Bareilles, Collective Soul, Shawn Mullins, Widespread Panic and Marshall Tucker. She also writes and produces music for other artists, launched and DJ’d the Homegrown Hour on 102.1 KPRI in San Diego and has promoted and hosted numerous showcases to support the local music scene.
“Astra Kelly arrived early for the event, completed setup well before the event start time and conducted herself in the most professional manner. The client was very impressed with her talent and it was nothing but compliments all around.”