Singer, songwriter to play summer concert

| 03 Aug 2015 | 09:48

— The Sparta Summer Concert Series will feature singer and songwriter Kelley Swindall to the Nicholson Pavilion stage this Friday Aug. 7.

Kelley Swindall was born and raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia, where she grew up listening to the music of Kris Kristofferson, Patsy Cline and David Allen Coe on the way to church every Sunday morning, because that's what her father listened to.

The rest of the week she listened to an Atlanta oldies station. When she was old enough to drive herself, she added Ryan Adams, Tom Petty, Dylan, The Band, and Skynyrd to the mix.

Drawing from her southern background, her style is a unique blend of soulful dark and bluesy folk coupled with a witty, gritty, old-school country sensibility, inspired by the outlaw tradition. Rooted in story songs and talking blues, her debut album "kelley swindall" was released in July 2014.

Swindall splits her time between New York City and the road, where she performs regularly as both a solo artist and with The Kelley Swindall Band.

The show will open with Sparta group ‘Brady Moon’ at 7 p.m., rain or shine, at Dykstra Park, located at 22 Woodport Rd.

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