Kelsey Waldon supports Ian Noe this Thursday on Amsterdam show09-02-2020
The praise for Kentucky’s contributions of talent to the effort to return country to its core musical values are prevalent and warranted, and are often born through names like Tyler Childers, Chris Stapleton, Ian Noe, and in previous eras, Sturgill Simpson. But there’s one artist more than any other that regardless of how far afield from the tobacco rows of Western Kentucky she’s traveled or toured, and no matter how much time she’s spent in Nashville or other cities, has successfully retained a distinctly Kentucky experience in her songs, and the thick Kentucky accent full of twinge and twang. We’re talking about Kelsey Waldon.
The Kentucky country singer Kelsey Waldon released White Noise/White Lines last October, her first release on John Prine’s Oh Boy Records.White Noise/White Lines, was co-produced by Waldon and Dan Knobler (Rodney Crowell, Caroline Spence, Lake Street Dive). The album marks the first time Oh Boy Records has signed a new recording artist in 15 years. “It’s hard for me to put into words what it truly means to me to be signed to Oh Boy Records,” Waldon said recently. “To have someone like John, who I have looked up to my whole life, who I have set my songwriting standards after and my general music making standards after, to have someone like him endorse my music and care enough about it to make sure it reaches a wider audience…that means everything.”
This week Kelsey Waldon will be supporting Ian Noe and we're hoping to have her back in the fall: