Kelli Rae Powell | The Scandalous Accounts of My Youth

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The Scandalous Accounts of My Youth

by Kelli Rae Powell

Kelli Rae Powell is an old-timey albeit timely cabaret-style bad girl.
Genre: Folk: Folk Blues
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2. Hot Water
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3. The Craggy Shuffle
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4. Beauty Is Pain
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5. You Could Have Me
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6. Peeping Tom
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7. My Friend
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8. Joyce
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9. Hand-me-downs
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10. Ballad to Phil
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11. Baby Sister
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Kelli Rae Powell is the tiny ukulele-wielding, redheaded stepchild of Billie Holiday and Johnny Cash. Whether she's growling out wry ruminations or purring her way through a drinkaby (a lullaby-meets-drinking song of her own device), she delivers the kind of consistently literate lyrics that once prompted Tommy Ramone to call her a poet.

"Kelli Rae Powell's sass recalls jazz and country, and her lyrics are kind of adorable."
-The Onion A.V. Club, Madison, WI


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Syniva Whitney

Kelli Rae Powell is scandalously gifted...
Her songs cut deep, her voice has a rugged, beautiful fragility that makes it one of a kind. I can't wait to hear more.

Tim C

An album of gloriously unapologetic contradictions
I don’t really know how people find Kelli Rae Powell’s music. There seems to be no obvious straight path that would logically lead you to it. No simple direct line of influence or easy ‘sounds like’ reference points. I guess, like me, many people are just lucky enough to know someone with the good taste to recommend it. And in many ways that alone says a lot about Kelli Rae’s music.

There’s something about this album that just makes you want to tell everyone you know all about it. It makes you want to sit people down and say, stop what you’re doing and listen to this, really listen because you need this album in your life.

“The Scandalous Accounts Of My Youth” is an album of gloriously unapologetic contradictions: simple yet complex, quirky yet accessible, contemporary but timeless, raw and still somehow endlessly poetic.

Many tracks feature just Kelli Rae and her ukulele, a fact that is easily forgotten with seemingly so much music coming through the speakers. Vocally her style sometimes bears something of a resemblance to 1920’s jazz and cabaret singers, yet the subject matter, and lyrics, are irrefutably contemporary (barring one slight sprinkling of Latin).

So, on with the contradictions, how can pain sound so beautiful? How can introspection become so expressive and how do you give modern life the kind of poetic quality usually reserved for the times of Baudelaire or Victor Hugo?

Somehow Kelli Rae has taken all the frustration, beauty, romance and pain of modern life, folded it all in to a neat little package and placed it in the palm of your hand.

However you’ve come to this point, be it a well informed recommendation or simple blind luck, I urge you not to let this album slip through you fingers.

bleufish

Enchanté !
Une voix, une présence, un univers,
un ukulele. Une guitare, quelques notes de piano ...
je suis sous le charme.

Harrison

One word. SASSY!
Kelli Rae is a favorite of the M Shanghai String Band. We love her and her music. She's smart, funny and above all SASSY. Whatever she's selling. I'm buying. --Harrison, bass player of M Shanghai String Band

jenny

love it
I would love to see Kelli doing the Australian Music Festivals - especially Fairbridge Festival in West Oz which we habitually go to. Its a shame that burning bridges isn't on the album but I look forward to the next album coming out hopefully with it included.

V.V.

ukulele rockstar!
Kelli Rae Powell plays one mean ukulele... and i mean "mean" in a good way!
get your copy now!!!