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Saturday, 24 January 2015 06:12

Shred Kelly brings foot-stomping folk sounds to the Lyric Theatre

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Shred Kelly is a formulation of friends and foot stomping good times born in the East Kootenay's of British Columbia.


Hailing from the town of Fernie, the five-piece band is best known for mixing clawhammer banjo riffs that tear the fabric of space and time with ambient synth, high-voltage guitar, fierce drums, and hauntingly-sweet vocal harmonies to produce a sound that has been properly coined “Stoke Folk.”
They will be in Swift Current Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Lyric Theatre
Shred Kelly started as a jam night band at Fernie, B.C.’s popular Brickhouse Bar and Grill in 2009 performing banjo-driven foot-stomping anthems that got the room moving.
They played their first paid gig atthe top of Fernie Alpine Resort for sandwiches and beer and three years later their accomplishments include playing at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, releasing their full length album Goodbye July, touring across Canada numerous times, and playing music festivals such as Wapiti, Starbelly Jam, South Country Fair, Beaumont Blues Fest, and Kispiox Valley Music Festival.
The years ahead hold a lot of promise for this quickly-rising folk rock quintet as they prepare to hit the road again with their second full length release summer 2012.
While their gritty and fun 2010 album Goodbye July still resonates strongly with boot slappin’ slacker anthems such as I Hate Work and Ghost Inside My Head, their newest full-length album release In the Hills takes the mountain string band and adds a cup of electric shock, belting out stories of small-town love and tragedy in the places from which they hail. 
Having recently been awarded 2013 Live Act of the year at the Kootenay Music Awards and garnering frequent play on CBC Radio 3 as well performances at major Canadian Festivals, Shred Kelly is turning banjo doubters into sweaty indie folk rock believers on the dance floor, one town at a time.
Swift Current Lyric Theatre doors open at 7:30 p.m. with music starting at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $30. More info: www.shredkelly.com.

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