Independent Music Award-winning artist Dom Kelly will support Grammy®-winning folk duo Indigo Girls at the Carnegie Lecture Hall of Oakland on May 7. Kelly’s debut album Everything Is Just Enough releases on April 7 through MPress Records and is available for pre-order.
Kelly, drummer and vocalist for the critically acclaimed power-pop band A Fragile Tomorrow, strikes out on his own with his full-length solo debut. Featuring such luminary guest artists as Emily Saliers (Indigo Girls) and Lucy Wainwright Roche,Everything Is Just Enough often echoes the cool indie charm of Duncan Sheik while incorporating the sparkling, sinuous harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel and The Beach Boys.
The album is a pop-folk exploration that shimmers with reflectiveness and emotional honesty. After having spent the past 7 years in recovery, Kelly was ready to come to terms with some of the impactful events that were happening in his life. Within the music he opens up about many complex life situations involving family, mortality, and security. “It was only fitting that Everything Is Just Enough would become the title, as it sums up the meaning behind the album as a whole“, he states.
The title was taken from a lyric in his song “I’ll Whisper In Your Ear”, written as a letter to his mother as she faces the realities of her terminal illness while “12” (featuring Emily Saliers) delves into the depths of addiction, which he states is the single most important thing in his life today.
Confronting one’s demons can also have a positive upside, though, as Kelly demonstrates by weaving a golden thread of liberation throughout the album. The politically charged song “Pie” takes the listener through those personal and even cultural feelings with clever, near-ironic lyrics. “Hailey’s Gone” is a haunting, inspiring tune that was sparked by a transgender fan whose transition story was publicly shared on social media during the process. Kelly followed along and was so moved by his bravery, he wrote the track and shared it with Hailey – now Ben.
An accomplished musician and songwriter from a very young age, Kelly co-founded his band A Fragile Tomorrow in 2003 with his identical triplet brother Sean and younger brother Brendan. They’ve released five albums and toured internationally with artists like Indigo Girls, The Bangles, Matthew Sweet, and Antigone Rising while building a loyal fan base. Their last album, 2015’s Make Me Over garnered the band a number of Grammy® pre-nominations as well as an Independent Music Award for their collaboration with folk icon Joan Baez (“One Way Ticket“).
Kelly is touring in support of Everything Is Just Enough and playing select dates with IndigoGirls. A video for the song “12” is also currently in the works, targeted for a Spring premiere.
“…a stroke of plain-spoken genius” — Goldmine Magazine
WHEN: Sunday May 7, 2017
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ABOUT DOM KELLY: As the drummer, vocalist and co-founding member of the power-pop band A Fragile Tomorrow, Dom Kelly has been performing in various artistic mediums since the age of five. Having formed the band in 2003 when he was just 12 years old alongside brothers Sean and Brendan, A Fragile Tomorrow has released 5 studio albums including 2015’s Make Me Over (MPress Records) which garnered them a number of Grammy pre-nominations as well as an Independent Music Award for their collaboration with folk icon Joan Baez. The band toured internationally with artists like Indigo Girls, The Bangles, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Matthew Sweet, K’s Choice, and Antigone Rising while building their loyal fanbase and earning critically-acclaimed reviews. Kelly and his brother Sean are two of triplets born with varying degrees of Cerebral Palsy. Their triplet brother Paul passed away when very young, which ultimately inspired them to form A Fragile Tomorrow. After years spent behind the drum kit with his band, Kelly releases his solo debut album, Everything Is Just Enough. He’ll be touring for the remainder of 2017 and is available for press and bookings.
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