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Kaeley is an Americana/Folk singer-songwriter based in Portland, Oregon. Her music has been described as "Anamism Americana" - music that is infused with a deep connection to the natural world. Kaeley is inspired by a love of nature and a belief that nature can be a connection and inspiration for us all.
Kaeley recently finished "Paradise," her debut album, produced by longtime friend Scott Fisher (accomplished recording artist and LA producer). The album takes the listener on a melodic journey that stays true to the spirit and deep feeling of the songs. Kaeley's gentle, resonant voice and acoustic guitar is complemented by talented Portland artists making it an album of amazing musicianship and heart. For the release show, she will be joined by many of the contributors to the album including Bob Dunham on guitar, Will Amend on upright bass, Scott Fisher on keyboard and Paul Brainard on Pedal Steel and also joined by Anders Bergstrom on drums.
Kaeley's musical influences range from Opera, to the Andrew Sisters, John Denver to Bonnie Raitt - She is drawn to classic rock and folk icons like Simon and Garfunkel and Pete Seeger and is also inspired by female artists Emmy Lou Harris and Brandi Carlile.
Early in her career she taught environmental education and lived on Washington State's Olympic Peninsula, there Kaeley discovered the guitar as a way to accompany herself singing for friends and children. She always enjoyed playing for her own musical pleasure, but did not start to write songs to be shared until attending a songwriting class in her late 20’s and was lost to that process. It was so satisfying to combine her own melodies and her own thoughts as one song led to the next.
Kaeley feels lucky to have been born and raised in Portland, OR, where, after some years away, she now resides with her husband and three daughters. She is a teacher with Music Together of Portland, a program whose mission is to help young children and their caregivers explore and play with music. Over the past few years Kaeley has turned her attention to her own music and enjoys the process of sharing her songs with audiences. Kaeley says "I write what feels good to sing and expresses feeling for me. I hope my songs elicit emotion for you and makes you want to sing along with me".