“Sloan, accomplished on both guitar and piano, has been writing her own material since 2008, with the release of her first album, Always Changes (2008), followed up by her second, Kelly Sloan (2010). Her new album, recorded in the fall of last year at the Echo Chamber in Halifax, remains true to her her raw and earnest songwriting style, with songs steeped in influences ranging from folk and country, to vintage flavours of 50/60’s pop and rock. However, this time, Sloan takes an adventurous step into bolder territory with a stronger presence of guitar work, varying rhythms, and some added synth, which lends to an even more diversified sound.”
-Terry Steeves, APT613
Kelly has been awarded the Galaxie Rising Star Award, has performed at the Ottawa Bluesfest, Folkfest, Jazz Festival and has opened for Basia Bulat, Josh Ritter and Jim Bryson. She continues to work full-time as a touring musician and soloist for hire.