Kelly Richey | Carry The Light

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Carry The Light

by Kelly Richey

An all-original studio recording of guitar virtuosity that will firmly grab the attention of the press and music aficionados everywhere.
Genre: Blues: Blues-Rock
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1. Leave The Blues Behind
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2. I Want You
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3. What In The World
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4. Carry The Light
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5. Angela's Song
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6. Jericho Road
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7. Run Like Hell
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8. When All Is Said And Done
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9. No More Lies
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10. Lookin' For A Fight
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11. Time For A Change
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Guitar virtuoso Kelly Richey has written and coproduced an all-original studio recording, Carry the Light, which will firmly grab the attention of the press and music fans everywhere. Richey’s songwriting and vocals underscore her powerful, take-no-prisoners guitar playing, firmly expressing her genuine talent and versatility.

Carry the Light, released on her own Sweet Lucy Records, reflects every bit of Richey’s stellar guitar tone and style, while propelling her into a new light as a thoughtful and insightful singer/songwriter. The 11 tracks range from personal reflection, contemplation and illumination to questioning the world we live in, all the while capturing the defining sound of The Kelly Richey Band.

“This CD was written with two dear friends: one is my guitar mentor, John Redell, and the other, Steve Carroll, came to me as a guitar student/songwriter,” says Richey. “Each week for four months, John and I got together and hammered out song ideas. Many songs were passed on to Steve to add either a chorus or bridge, or to strengthen the melody line. Steve also sent songs he wrote based on ideas and concepts we discussed and John and I constructed guitar parts to help make the songs come to life on the stage. I was constantly challenged by John to grow as a guitarist, and challenged by Steve to construct songs that stood alone with or without guitar wizardry.

“I recorded each song in demo form in my own studio over the summer,” recalls Kelly. “After the basic framework of each song was constructed, I asked my drummer, Shane Frye, to be there as we began pre-production, and with John playing bass we’d jam to make sure that each song would transfer to the stage and work as a three-piece band.”

Richey thought she would record the CD herself but soon realized she had a much larger project on her hands and began seeking a studio and co-producer. Rick Brantley ended up being the perfect complement. “Rick is a guitarist too and has a guitar player’s dream studio,” says Richey. “I asked Rick to co-produce the project because I knew I had taken the songs as far as I could and needed an outside perspective to ensure that the CD sounded like the best commercial release possible, while maintaining the character that it had when written.

“Rick and I were a great fit. We decided that I needed to move away from such a ‘live’ mentality and into a more studio frame of mind, so we chose to bring in session players who could capture the foundational tracks with perfection and speed; then, we could place the majority of our time in capturing the best guitar and vocal performances that I could

The result is Carry the Light, a compilation of thought provoking lyrics and powerful sounds that The Kelly Richey Band can make their own and take to the stage.


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Indie Lady A - WSF Radio

Love Them
Love the tunes, you can really tell this band knows what to do with a lead singer, and a guitar. Great stuff!

Jud's Balst FM

Love Them
I have already selected two songs for my future podcast from erkfma nd judysblast from the past.

Ariel Publicity

Kelly rocks!
“Kelly rocks! We're enjoying the guitar technique and will be adding Kelly Richey to our rotation for sure!” - The Joel Gains Show

Ariel Publicity

It's is the perfect song to start the new year!
“I just played your track Leave The Blues Behind, I love that song , its is the perfect song to start the new year!”
- Much Ado About Nothing

Ariel Publicity

Love your sound!
“Love your sound. Blazing fingers that can tickle the fretboard with a soft touch when needed.”
- Bonds Big Leather Couch


Carry the Light
If you have just discovered Kelly Richey, then you have found a new source for terrific music. Try at least one track from this CD and you will not be disappointed. From the first note of Leave the Blues Behind to the end of Time for a Change, Carry the Light is great. It flows beautifully and fits together in a seamless fashion. The vocals are strong and in Jericho Road slightly haunting. Her guitar performance is compelling. After listening to this release you are going to want to check out the other releases of the Kelly Richey Band. May I suggest Speechless (instrumental)? Jules554


New turning point for Kelly Richey
Carry the Light is a new-dawn CD for Ms. Richey, and what I suspect to be, the beginning of a new era for her as musician. I've heard many people say at her shows, she's every bit of Stevie and Hendrix, she's up there with the big dogs. Try this one out and hear for yourself.

Don't leave these blues behind, buy this one today.
Well, another year, and another winner with this new one from Kelly Richey. She just gets better and better! The title says it all too. so Don't leave these blues behind, grab this while the getting is good, Do it today!

Julie H

Carry The Light
This album is a courageous statement for our times and the future of humanity artistically expressed by this multi-talented musician. It incorporates her signature powerful guitar mastery, beautiful vocals, and lyrics that will replay in your head long after you listen. It is a fine example of the use of music to make a positive difference in our world. I fall more in love with this CD every time I listen to it. Don't miss out on adding it to your collection. It's destined to become a classic.

Pam T

Carry The Light
Wow! This one's addictive! Can't stop listening to it even when it's not in the CD player. Great work of art.
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