Kelly Pardekooper releases his sixth album "Yonder". His first studio release in five years! You’ve heard his voice and songs featured on True Blood, Cold Case, Sons of Anarchy etc. "Yonder" was produced by Grammy nominated guitar master Bo Ramsey. (Lucinda Williams, Greg Brown, Joan Baez etc.)
Recorded in Iowa City at Minstrel Studios over four days, the new KP songs were tracked mostly live and capture Kelly in superb vocal form with guitar master and producer Bo Ramsey leading the ace band and rhythm section Steve Hayes (drums) and Marty Christensen (bass). Mixed in Minneapolis by Tom Tucker (Prince, Greg Brown) and mastered in Nashville…Yonder sounds amazing! Original artwork album artwork created by Gene Flores.
“For me, Yonder is very much the journey from Iowa to Los Angeles…from the quiet plains to the ocean, strip clubs and bright lights.” – KP
Iowa City native Kelly Pardekooper is a songwriter, singer, guitar playing noisemaker currently based in Los Angeles, California. He has toured all over the United States and Europe and showcased everywhere from SXSW in Austin to the Take Root Festival in Amsterdam. He has released five albums on various independent record labels in the U.S. and Europe. Jim Beam Whiskey gave him an emerging artist grant. Recent television song credits include True Blood, Cold Case, Sons of Anarchy, Make It Or Break It, Sundance Channel and CMT. Film song credits include Sex and the USA and April Moon. Kelly Pardekooper writes songs and tries to treat people well!