Austin Texas’ first lady of country music Kelly Willis will be coming to The Met in Bury on Friday 27 July to play songs from her brand new album Back Being Blue, which was released on May 18.
With rockabilly roots and a heartache-meets-honky-tonk voice, Kelly Willis has been labeled a country ingénue. As a new traditionalist singer-songwriter, her tunes effortlessly combine the storytelling and strings aspects of country music and the driving force of rock.
After a successful trip to the UK in 2015 with Bruce Robison, Kelly is returning to the UK this July for the first time as a solo act, and is looking forward to playing The Met.
She says “It’s no secret to musicians in the Americana/Country/Roots world of music, that the UK has an especially savvy, in the know, and appreciative audience. My very limited experiences with getting to perform there have been incredibly fun and memorable for me. So I made it a priority to get there this time to celebrate the release of my first solo record in a long long time. (Let’s not count the years!) I hope to see you at one of these shows!”
Supporting Kelly will be Kerry Fearon – not only a rising star on the Irish country scene, but also one of the hardest working artists in country music.
As well as a successful recording career, Kerry also presents Kerry’s Gold Country on Keeping It Country TV, as well as her own radio show on Downtown Country radio.
Her new single, cover of Ashley Monroe’s If The Devil Don’t Want Me, is available now and and will appear on Kerry’s upcoming album of country classics and covers entitled Honky Tonk Girl.