Liz Kelley

Westin, Westin Lobby Stage
In-Person Only

Liz Kelley, recently rebranding from frontwoman of her band “Oracle Blue” to a solo artist, is a rising vocalist, guitarist, producer and music technologist.  Her music blends elements of Neo-Soul and experimental electronic music to create a newfangled soundscape with a sullen danceability.  Liz Kelley fronts her band on guitar and vocals, is sometimes found with her producer Justin Trout (electronic playback, saxophone), and is rounded out with a rotating cast in the rhythm section.  Influences range from Hiatus Kaiyote to Sylvan Esso, while creating a sonic culture that is uniquely her own.  
During her time in college she received a DownBeat Student Music Award, performed at Montreux, Umbria and Vienne jazz festivals in Europe, and shared the university stage with artists such as Victor Wooten, Jeff Coffin & Steve Bailey.  Occasions of note since entering the professional sphere include an opening set for Nate Smith, an opening set for Makaya McCraven, multiple opening performances for Lalah Hathaway, endorsements from Traveler Guitar and Aston Microphones, a performance at NAMM, a European tour, and a recent listing on DownBeat's "What to Stream This Week".   
Between independently touring, producing, managing, and even merchandise manufacturing, her fingerprints can be seen on each thoughtful step of her creative process.  Kelley spent the summer of 2022 touring with her band from LA to NYC then Nantucket to Key West, and will ring in the new year by putting the final touches on her debut solo record.