KELLY & THE BELLS is a multigenerational folk trio based in Portland, Oregon. KELLY BOSWORTH (vocals, guitar), RICHEY BELLINGER (vocals, guitar, mandolin), and BERNARDO GOMEZ (upright bass) play folk traditionals, Americana classics, and original tunes. KELLY & THE BELLS embodies the spirit of good music, good people, and hard times. There is an easy and powerful synergy in their harmonies and arrangements that brings alive songs both old and new.
KELLY & THE BELLS' debut album is an 8-song collection featuring well-known folk songs like "Shady Grove," covers of Americana favorites like Gillian Welch, and Richey Bellinger originals/audience favorites. The album was recorded in a home studio and mixed/mastered by Dan Rhiger at Medicine Whistle Studios.
ABOUT THE BAND MEMBERS
KELLY BOSWORTH is a singer/songwriter, teacher, and a PhD candidate in Ethnomusicology. She drinks a lot of coffee.
RICHEY BELLINGER is a ceramic artist, art educator, songwriter, musician, and photographer. He has extensive knowledge of the prettiest backroads around Oregon.
BERNARDO GOMEZ is a musician, North Portland native, father, and scooter commuter. He has a side car for his upright bass.