"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:
Kelly Riley (Vocals/Guitar/Piano)
Michael Bean (Guitar/Dobro)
Ron Wilhelmsen (Harmonica)
Joe Klompus (Bass)
Peter Tentindo (Vocals/Guitar)
And other Special Guests!
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.