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Kelly Willis – Welcome Singing Society Masters Series Welcome Texas – General Store

January 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Kelly Willis says she feels like a teenager, a newcomer trying to find her way. She is anything but that. She found her musical way a long, long time ago. And we are soooo happy she shares it with us. I have been a KW fan for decades. First time I saw her was at the Austin Music Hall, the “old one” . I thought “I just want all of her clothes! I want to raid her closet”. Not only does she dress well, she puts on a fantastic show. Get your tickets, folks. She’s coming to our little bitty map dot curvy road town.
Rolling Stone zeroed in on the eternality of her tone: “Willis’ Okie soprano still crackles like no other, and her control and phrasing make it more devastating than ever.”
The native Okie-ness Rolling Stone noticed in her honeyed voice is tempered by a whole lot of Texas. Romance and music brought her to Austin while she was in her late teens, fronting a celebrated but short-lived rockabilly band, Radio Ranch. Famed singer/songwriter Nancy Griffith took a shine to her voice and recommended Willis to producer Tony Brown, one of the titans of Nashville country, who signed her to a deal with MCA. Her three major -label albums yielded plenty of critical acclaim, with enough media attention that she even found herself representing for Texas on People magazine’s annual “50 most beautiful people” list.

Details

Date:
January 21
Time:
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Venue

WELCOME GENERAL STORE
12528 FM 109
INDUSTRY, TX 77944 United States
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