RISING RISING RISING is on its way way way! I am SO SO SO pleased to announce that my crowdfunding campaign for Rising Rising Rising was successful! I am back in the studio recording a new album, Rising Rising Rising. It is all about learning to love yourself, overcoming a difficult past and rising up to go after your dreams. I am hoping it touches people wherever they are on their journey, lending them strength and hope. Huge thanks to everyone who has helped me get here - I am working on your dinosaur pictures, songs and other rewards and I am so honored to be making this album with you. I will be updating the album progress on Rockethub with photos, news and more!
Guitar World interview! Rorie was recently interviewed by Laura Whitmore, editor of Guitar World's Acoustic Nation, about songwriting, bullying, and the new album Rising Rising Rising. Click here to read the interview.
Songs to Start a Fire Rorie is starting a new project called Songs to Start a Fire, aimed at empowering and inspiring girls and young women. Songs to Start a Fire is one part concert, one part group hug, one part ritual to embrace our true power. Rorie is currently booking Songs to Start a Fire events in traditional venues, public spaces and living rooms. Email Rorie for more information and to book an event. For the most up to date information and daily inspiration, visit the Songs to Start a Fire facebook page and follow @songstostart on Twitter.
Rorie on the Bandsintown Artists Blog Rorie has joined forces with Bandsintown to present a regular blog about the real day-to-day struggles of a rising indie artists. Expect real talk about tribe building, booking, self-promotion and attempts at basic self care with an insane schedule. Click here to visit the blog.
Rorie Takes Austin for SXSW! Rorie Kelly is headed back to Austin for SXSW and has 2 unofficial showcases booked so far! Catch her on 3/19 at the Waterloo Ice House and 3/20 at the Red Shed Tavern! More details on the tour page!
Live Concert Online on 1/25/2015 Happy new year! Please join me for my first ever ConcertWindow show this Sunday! Here's how it works: pay whatever you wish to hear me serenade you from your computer screen! It's at 6pm EST this Sunday, 1/25/2015. Get your ticket now at concertwindow.com/roriekelly!
Holiday Sale Happy holidays! For the rest of 2014 I am taking 15% off all purchases made through my Bandcamp store. To get the discount, enter code "RORASAUR" at checkout. It's good on ANYTHING in the store (digital or physical) now through January 1st 2015. Keep cozy!
2015 Tour I am currently booking my 2015 tour and I want your help! Would you be interested in hosting an intimate concert in your home? House concerts are quickly becoming my favorite way to share music. If you have never been to one, they are an amazing experience where you hear the stories behind the songs. Most house concerts are donation-based, so as a host, they do not have to cost you anything. Please email me if this sounds good to you!
P.S. So far I am visiting NY, MA, TX, PA and Washington DC--I'm hoping you tell me what's next!
Empowered Women of Social Media Rorie's song "If You Teach a Bird to Sing" has been picked up as the theme song for this runaway book. Women from around the world shared their stories of overcoming hardship and finding their voices, and on October 5th, it hit #1 on the Amazon Bio/Memoir bestsellers' list. Rorie also contributed a few words about what led her to music and the history of the song. You can order your digital or paperback copy at empoweredwomenofsocialmedia.com.
She Rocks Showcase Rorie has been selected to perform in the "She Rocks" Showcase at the summer NAMM conference in Nashville! The showcase will consist of three select female writers who will perform their music in the round. This event takes place during NAMM's Music Industry Day - the only day of the Summer NAMM show open to the public - so all are welcome to come enjoy this 45 minute performance and hear some of the industry's best writers! Tickets for Music Industry Day are $10 adv/$20 door. For more details visit the showcase homepage.
Be in rorie's video for If You Teach a Bird to Sing!! Rorie is putting together a super-awesome fan-powered video for "If You Teach a Bird to Sing". Wanna be in it? Of course you do! Here's the deal: Video yourself lip synching to If You Teach a Bird to Sing and send the video to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Use whatever you like - FileFlyer or Dropbox, or email rorie if you need help gettng her the video.) Include a paragraph about yourself and how you overcame a hardship in your life. Rorie will be stitching the stories and videos together into one awesome empowerment-filled video. You know you want to be a part of this!
Deadline: April 15th
Texas Indie Fest! rorie will be appearing at Texas Indie Fest this year for an unofficial SXSW showcase in Austin! Her performance will be at 5:45pm on Wednesday 3/12 at the Red Shed Tavern. She is in town for the whole week -- for booking inquiries please contact email@example.com!
Side project The Burnt Roses releases We Will Mend rorie has teamed up with Eric Jay to form the socially conscious band The Burnt Roses. Their single, We Will Mend, deals with issues of youth violence -- and 100% of the money goes to charity. Download We Will Mend.
rorie goes to bandcamp! All of rorie's music can now be found and downloaded at her brand new bandcamp website where free previews of all tracks are available. In addition to digital releases, all physical CDs come with immediate downloads in your choice of file types, which include flac, Apple Lossless, and high quality mp3s. Camping has never been more fun so check it out now!
Music Mondays! rorie has joined a new musicians' community on Facebook called Music Mondays. Every Monday independent artists upload fresh new music for your ears. Mondays no longer suck! Like Music Mondays on Facebook to get in on this awesome free music blitz.
rorie is a finalist in the Solarfest Songwriter Competition! She will be showcasing at Solarfest in Vermont on Saturday July 13th. If you're in the area, come show your support!
rorie signs with Indie On Air Records! rorie has joined forces with this awesome artist run label. What does this mean? More better shows, more better opportunities and more better time to make more better music for you.
rorie kelly in your living room! rorie recently joined ConcertsInYourHome.com, a community bringing together music lovers and musicians in living rooms across the country. Contact rorie to learn more about this inexpensive and fun way to bring a little music into your household.
23 September 2012
Live Album Recording. rorie brought the band and several special guests out to Live in the Lobby in Patchogue to record a live album on September 23rd. The album is currently being mixed and rorie is shooting for a release ASAP. Pre-order your copy today!
3rd April 2011
New Single!! rorie's new single Fall to Feel It is now available on iTunes and CDBaby. Commissioned for the documentary Comic On a Half Shell, this song is about uncertainty, travel, and the love of performing.
rorie is on the airwaves! rorie's album Wish Upon a Bottlecap has been getting airplay around the country. Click here to view a list of stations currently spinning Wish Upon a Bottlecap. Or, preview or purchase Wish Upon a Bottlecap online!
5th February 2011
9th January 2011
Free Song for Facebook Fans!. rorie is growing her Facebook page in 2012. She is sharing exclusive updates, videos and other news with her Facebook fans -- and giving away a song as a thank you for your support. Click here to claim your free song. Double plus bonus points if you share rorie's page with your friends.
5th January 2011
2012 East Coast Tour Announced.. rorie and her little blue Toyota are will be hitting the road for an east coast tour in May 2012. Do you know a venue that would be perfect for rorie in your city? Would you like to help out as part of the street team and get snazzy free perks? If so, send rorie an email. She would love to hear from you.
5th December 2011
Live at the Homegrown Music Cafe. The good people at the Homegrown Music Cafe filmed the entire set of rorie's performance there this past October. If you want to see a whole rorie kelly show from start to finish, here's your chance.
5th December 2011
Rorie's Guest Vocal on Manny Ytuarte's song "Ducky". Long Island songwriter Manny Ytuarte wrote a beautiful song called "Ducky" about a big sister's advice to a little sister being bullied. Rorie was honored to sing lead on this touching song dealing with an important topic. Click to view the Youtube video.
31st October 2011
Benefit Show for WBAI 99.5 FM. On Saturday, November 19th, rorie will appear in a benefit show for NYC's independent radio station 99.5 WBAI. Visit the tour page for more info or hear the radio promo spot below!
15th October 2011
Upcoming Performances: rorie's next performance will be a very special show with Larrin Gerard at the Homegrown Music Cafe on October 8th. For a full list of upcoming performances, check out her tour page.
18th September 2011
"Far from a Daydream." rorie was recently invited to record a short interview and performance video with Underground Artists Live. UGA Live is an awesome, female-owned organization dedicated to building community and performance opportunities for local artists. Click here to check out rorie's short, featuring clips of American Daydream and Girl Robot, discussion about bisexuality, and a tiny bit of Mariah Carey karaoke.
13th June 2011
Radio Interview. Seasoned radio hosts Garrison Leykham and Betty-Lynn White invited Rorie on for an interview on their BlogTalkRadio show INDIEvening. They played some tracks from Wish Upon a Bottlecap and talked about music, life, and Long Island. Check out the interview, which is still streaming at ConversationCrossroad.com. (Click "'Live' Radio Show" at the top to hear the interview.)
27th May 2011
rorie will be performing with her band, More of the Mess, on Wednesday, June 8th at Bobbique in Patchogue. rorie & the band are doing a lot of traveling this summer and this is the last local show for a while, so come on down & get your rorie fix. There is a strong possibility that rorie will be playing some newer stuff, alone with her purple guitar, as well. Click the flier to view full size.
18th April 2011
rorie is playing shows from Patchogue to Pittsburgh in Spring 2011, both with her band More of the Mess and alone with her purple guitar. She's also teaming up with an all-ladies band to play the Mother of Earth Day Festival at the Brickhouse Brewery on April 22nd. The band includes awesome female Long Island musicians Katie Pearlman, Tara Eberle of Iridesense and Pauline Salotti of Hypnosmoothie. For more information on all of these upcoming dates, check out the tour page.
8th April 2011
Local reporter Shana Braff covered rorie kelly & Jay Scott's live performance at the Sage Cafe.
"Three trail-blazing local musical artists took over the Sage Cafe to perform in the Blue Point restaurant's all acoustic singer-songwriter night, featuring prominent members of Long Island's thriving grassroots music scene.
Multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, Chris P. Cauley; singer-songwriter and traveler, Rorie Kelly, and singer-songwriter Jay Scott have been showcasing their talents at venues near and far for the last several years..." Click to read full article.