2017, January, 28, 7:00 PM

The suggested donation is $12.00.

The program

"Kelly Riley and Friends"

"Kelly Riley and Friends" is an evening of Kelly Riley's original songs and favorite "covers", accompanied by some of her very talented musician friends:

The Musicians:

Kelly Riley (Vocals/Guitar/Piano)
Michael Bean (Guitar/Dobro)
Ron Wilhelmsen (Harmonica)
Joe Klompus (Bass)
Peter Tentindo (Vocals/Guitar)

And other Special Guests!

The performers

Kelly Riley is an award-winning singer-songwriter, accomplished multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, ukulele, piano) and Berklee College of Music Alum. Kelly has shared the stage with many notable musicians, including: Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, and Patty Griffin. Many of her songs have been featured nationally and internationally on TV programs and commercials. Ms. Riley has performed throughout the US and has two CDs of original music to her credit: "County Line" and "Live and You Learn". Kelly's original compositions and cover song choices are influenced by her love of Folk-Rock, Country, and Blues. Kelly draws inspiration from many of the greats in those genres, including: Bonnie Raitt, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shawn Colvin, Sheryl Crow, Linda Ronstadt, and Eva Cassidy. More information about Kelly Riley is available on her web site.

Michael Bean (dobro/mandolin/guitar) is an in-demand multi-instrumentalist in the Greater Boston area and played dobro on Kelly's CD, County Line. He performs regularly in the Boston Bluegrass scene and Americana/roots scene, and can be seen and heard with songwriters Frank Drake, Susan Cattaneo, Tom Hagerty, Ethan Robbins (Cold Chocolate), and bands such as The Bagboys, Alan Kaufman's Joint Chiefs Of Retrograss, and True Life Bluegrass. More information about Michael Bean is available on his web site.

Ron Wilhelmsen (harmonica) is a self taught musician with a natural artistic flair and a soulful delivery. Born and raised in New York City, he has called Boston home since 1998. Ron has been playing harmonica for over ten years and enjoys every moment. He has performed with a number of singer-songwriters in the Boston area, including the award winning singer-songwriter, Amy Correia and previously, the Kelly Riley Band. Ron is thrilled to be collaborating with Kelly once again.

Joe Klompus (bass) is employed by day at The Music Emporium in Lexington, MA. By night he is a free-lance bass player making the rounds at all the most popular Boston clubs and occasionally packing his bags and heading out on tour. Currently, he plays and tours with old Boston favorites, Letters to Cleo, as well as Stan Martin, Peter Parcek, Todd Thibaud and Patrick Coman. Previously, Joe globe-trotted with several bands, playing festivals and appearing on various TV shows.

Peter Tentindo is a Boston-based singer, songwriter, guitarist, keyboard player, studio musician, and teacher. His brand of music is "eclectic, melding together a wide array of styles and drawing inspiration from The Beatles, Bon Jovi, 80's Rock, and modern electronic pop." Peter's most current musical venture is the original pop/rock band, Venus Mars Project. More information about Peter Tentindo is available on his web site.

Picture of Kelly Riley