Kelleigh McKenzie On Mountain Stage

kelleighmckenzie i i

hide captionKelleigh McKenzie.

Brian Blauser
kelleighmckenzie

Kelleigh McKenzie.

Brian Blauser

Set List

  • "O Mother"
  • "Gin"
  • "Call It a Day"

A native of Oregon now living in New York's Hudson Valley, singer-songwriter Kelleigh McKenzie captivates the audience in Morgantown, W. Va., with her unique performance style. On stage, McKenzie stands on a wooden stomp box and plays a sparse, clawhammer-style banjo and a guitar. Her rich, haunting soprano voice rests atop the old-time rhythms and nicely rounds out her sound.

Though McKenzie has only one album to her name, she's already won many accolades. She was declared a co-winner in the 2008 Mountain Stage New Song contest, with "Gin" winning in the "Best Song" category. Her debut album, Chances, recently received three Independent Music Award nominations.

This feature originally ran Apr. 17, 2009.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.