Kelly explores the connections between vintage and modern roots music with Record Bin Radio on Apple Music Country.
Embarking on a new adventure, Kelly currently has three pieces in development at the cell theatre, including With the Tide.
As a music journalist, Kelly contributes reviews, premieres, and features to Folk Alley, No Depression, and other outlets.
In addition to running the Rainey Day Fund, Kelly works with HeadCount, Moms Demand Action, and other great orgs.
Festivals, DJ sets, specialized playlists... Kelly is a go-to for programming that is both high-quality and intersectional.
“I always enjoy my conversations with Kelly. It feels less like an interview than a discourse about the things that make us tick… be it music, film, family, food, our passions, insecurities, loves, and hates. I invariably talk about things I normally wouldn’t, and I’m sure that’s because of her disarming and compassionate nature. Come to think of it, maybe I shouldn’t talk to her anymore…”
“I’m so moved by her honesty and bravery. Also, I’m inspired. What strikes me most is how different our stories are yet how deeply I relate, which speaks to the universality of what she’s communicating.”
“Those who follow music writing were abuzz this week when new online publication Cuepoint arrived through Medium, and for good reason. Within its first few days, the site had published new writing by some of music criticism’s most recognizable names, including Robert Christgau, Tom Moon, and dream hampton. …Kelly McCartney’s conversation with Sinead O’Connor is smart, thoughtful, and informative.”
Fun Fact #3: I have lived in a meditation ashram.
Fun Fact #7: I have never done karaoke.
Fun Fact #16: I once bumped into David Bowie at a photo shoot and he was wearing only a jock strap.