Kelly's Lot Duo Plus
With 27 years, 16 albums and a variety of genres under their belt, Kelly's Lot is focusing on the blues. Kelly Z and Perry are joining forces with a variety of musicians to bring their new 'live to tape' album 'Where and When' to audiences across the US and Europe. Their own original blues songs performed alongside covers by Ma Rainey, Howlin' Wolf, Lovie Austin and Robert Johnson. Performed in a classic and traditional way but always with the Kelly's Lot twist of fun and emotion.
"Where and When is a gorgeous album of slow acoustic blues performed by US artist Kelly Zirbes and her band. They have taken their inspiration from the likes of Howlin’ Wolf, Ma Rainey and Robert Johnson and delivered an authentic album that includes six original compositions which sit comfortably alongside the masters. " - Adrian Blacklee - Blues Matters
"I would say that blues is a musical form and a determinant, as strange as it may sound, of a very wide range and you have to decide for yourself whether it suits you or not, and the album "Where and When" is a distinct and proud holder of that musical work." - Mladen Loncar - Blues Guardian
Kelly's Lot DUO Plus
Southern California Shows featuring a variety of players.
Terasa krčme Polanović in Croatia Kelly's Lot DUO with Tomislav Goluban.
DUO Plus shows in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York. With Kevin Spooner on Upright Bass
"A 5 Star review. ...The release 'Where And When' is an acoustic poem. No heavy drum parts but rather modest acoustic songs. The passionate 'Stronger' may pave the way. Kelly's flawless voice is approached in a heavenly way by those acoustic guitar strings." -Keys and Chords
"Kelly’s Lot is a blues band with an expanding and contracting lineup depending the size of the venue they are booked to play. If you loved the Cowboy Junkies, this 'live to tape' album will soothe your jangled nerves and make you appreciate the blues as performed by a set of talented musicians with both reverence and calm" - The Daily Vault
"Here’s another really good band that deserves to emerge from under the radar. Songstress Kelly Zirbes and her guitarist partner Perry Robertson have released over a dozen albums from their base in Los Angeles, as well as racking up an extensive festival and touring resume (including annual visits to France, where they have a loyal following). " - Big City Blues Magazine
"30 years in and this white gal with the blues can still deliver an acoustic performance that feels like it's filled with the spirit of teenaged Rory Block discovering Gary Davis. It's delivered with a voice that feels like it off loaded some of mature Maria Muldaur's sass all tempered with an innate knowledge of the importance of keeping it real." -Midwest Record
"She's terrifically comfortable in her own skin, laying down firm rules before tossing a life preserver to an angry misguided lover - Frank John HadleyPress" - Downbeat Magazine
"The blues are paradoxical, meant to banish bad moods instead of instill them. Without a doubt, these three songs will get one’s toes tapping and one’s fingers snapping, live or at home." - Blues Blast Magazine
"Kelly Z is one of the most unique artists in all of contemporary blues. Continually challenging herself to greater heights." - Nashville Roots and Blues Alliance