I am a singer/songwriter that performs and writes roots music, blues, and folk. I play guitar, slide guitar, piano, harmonica, and I can also lay down a solid bass line. I can perform as a solo act as well as in a group. I like improvisation.
Price Range: $100
Gig Length: 45 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
If you like Neil Young, Tom Snider, or Tom Waits then you're in for a treat; I have a lot of their tunes in my bag of tricks.
When it comes to guitar, I'm a picker, not a strummer. I do a lot of open tunings and incorporate the slide as well as boot stomping. I like to keep a lot of variety in my sets so as to keep things interesting.
Kelly Howerton is a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter originally from Missouri. Winner of the Triangle Blues Society's (North Carolina) solo/duo competition he represented the society at the 2016 International Blues Competition in Memphis, Tennessee.
Kelly excels at bringing a diverse spectrum of sounds to his live performances. From acoustic fingerpicked guitar with self-accompaniment on harmonica, to electric bottleneck blues guitar, to honky-tonk piano playing, Kelly Howerton is a one-man variety show. However what does remain constant throughout Kelly’s performances is his commitment to good quality songwriting and meaningful lyrics.
When he had the opportunity to play at the American Roots Music & Arts Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina, Blackbird Production Partners described him as a "prolific songwriter with beautiful melodies who should not be missed."
For Kelly, it is all about the song and the story within it; the music is simply a vehicle, but it’s a hell of a ride!
Additional Booking Notes
I do not own my own PA system as of now. If it's a small room though, I can sing loud. I got my teeth cut as a street performer.
a PA system, some green backs, and a drink.
San Francisco, CA
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