West 28th Street
Brigid Kaelin is a plucky redhead. She made the front page of The Tennessean on her very first day playing Nashville, daring to play the accordion to country music during the semi-finals of 2007 Nashville Star. Just this May, she wrote Elvis Costello a note offering her services as an Imposter, and he invited her to play live on-stage with his band without rehearsal. She went head-to-head playing accordion with keyboardist Steve Nieve dueling solos, and received several standing ovations during her musical saw (yes, saw!) solo. The music reviewer even said that "Kaelin managed to steal a little of Costello's show." She also put out a country Chanukah record, Mazel Tonk!, just for fun and yodeled about dreidels. Her hilarious YouTube music video for 'Blue Dreidel No. 9' received thousands of hits the first day. You want to hate her because she's so damn talented, but you have to love her because she's so damn fun. Kaelin's new album, West 28th Street, is a ten-song independent release of Americana-pop with a touch of jazz -- alt-country cabaret. A trained jazz pianist (she spent her days as a politics major at NYU playing showtunes at West Village cabarets), Kaelin is also a gifted storyteller with an ear for clever language. Funny and charming, Kaelin's songs are honest, raw, catchy, and beautiful. 'Not a bad track in the bunch.' - LEO Weekly 'Excellent new album.' - Courier Journal 'Check out her new record!' - Elvis Costello * * * * Brigid Kaelin also tours regularly, playing keyboards for indie-rock legend Peter Searcy (Squirrel Bait, Starbilly, Big Wheel). In the past year, Kaelin has sung and played keyboards/accordion/saw with folks like MACEO PARKER, SEVEN MARY THREE, DAYS OF THE NEW, COWBOY JACK CLEMENT, LOVE JONES, and more.