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Irene Kelley CD-Release Show

8502 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
8502 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

(865) 281-5874

  • Date(s): May 25, 2019 to May 25, 2019
  • Event Time(s): 8:00 PM
  • Price: Tickets sold online
  • Location: Open Chord Music

Irene Kelley’s love for country music runs deep. She remembers hearing it for the first time in her dad’s basement TV repair workshop as a young girl. That music in her family home resonated in her soul, so when Irene started writing songs on her own, she already had a head start. At 15, she began her journey as a professional musician in a rock band, but when she brought a Dolly Parton album to band rehearsal one day, she was fired on the spot. It was, perhaps, the best thing that could have happened to her. Fast forward to 1981 when Jerry Williamson asked her to move to Huntington, West Virginia to join the bluegrass band Redwing. She found herself fronting the band as the lead singer and playing some pretty big festivals, not the least of which were Bill Monroe’s Bean Blossom and Tarheal Festivals and the Carter Family Homeplace in Bristol, Virginia. Come on out to Open Chord Music on May 25th at 8pm to listen to Irene Kelley and celebrate the release of her latest CD!


Irene Kelley CD-Release Show