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Kelly Thomas

I really need someone to write a great biography for me, because I'll be danged if I can write one for myself. 

Here are my projects; past and present--

Traditional country with a strong dose of rock and blues. Kelly Thomas has been compared to Roseanne Cash with her transparent and personal writing and impressive vocal range. The Fabulous Pickups are the perfect compliment providing a full, but not overly busy, backdrop to Thomas's vocal.

A staple on the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati music scene since 2005, Kelly Thomas and The Fabulous Pickups have carved out a respectable place as a premier band in their home town. In 2011, the band released it's debut album "Fly" which was well received on both a local and national level.

The current line up includes some of the best players in the Cincinnati/NKY scene; Jeff Boling (lead guitar/vocals), John Bedinghaus (acoustic guitar/vocals), Sylvia Mitchell (fiddle/keys), Kevin Hogle (drums), Greg Hansen (bass) and Zac Roe (guitars/vocals).  The combination of talent is both sonically great and fun to watch!
CEA Nominees 2011
Best Coutntry Act

The Tammy WhyNots-Over the top Old School Traditional Country. Bandmates; Todd Lipscomb, David Rhodes Brown, Sylvia Mitchell, John Schmidt and Greg Schramm. We released a first ep, "Meet The Tammy WhyNots" in May of 2011. 

CEA Nominees 2011
Best Country Act
Best New Artist

2010 The Hayseed Tabernacle Choir. Gospel Project. Album-Gone Home, released June 2010. Bandmates; Forrest Horn, Ma Crow, John Bedinghaus, Jeremy Pittman, Brad Meinerding and Sylvia Mitchell.

2009 Ryan Malott and Kelly Thomas. EP released on Deep Elm Records. Ryan and I wrote 5 tunes over a few months and recorded them at Candyland Studios. We play periodically as our schedules allow. Ryan is currently touring with his band 500 Miles to Memphis to promote their latest release.

CEA Nominees 2009
Best Country
Best New Artist

1998-2001 Second Sister-Folk, "A Thousand Lives" released April 1998


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