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.