Meet The Optimist

Kelly is nothing short of a natural talent, with a charisma about her vocal ability and songwriting style that is absolutely captivating. ” - Breaking and Entering

Americana singer/songstress and Midwest native, Claire Kelly, made the move to Nashville in 2016 to pursue her music and songwriting career full time. Since then she’s toured internationally, had a song placed on an ABC Network primetime television show and won a songwriting contest at Jack White’s Third Man Records. Nashville has quickly become home. Kelly was recently interviewed by the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) about her success in the sync world as an independent artist.

Always writing from the heart, the singer, songwriter and self proclaimed optimist’s latest project, “Don’t Quit Your Daydream” spoke directly to her life mantra and the truth she’s living. She supported this release with a European tour performing in cities across Ireland, Scotland, Denmark and Germany. The EP was written and recorded in Nashville at Elevated Music Studios. Kelly is currently writing and recording a full length album to be released in 2020.

This past summer, she played 55 shows across the Midwest and throughout Colorado including festivals such as Milwaukee’s Summerfest, The Lights Fest, Steel Bridge Song Fest and Mile of Music.

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