Shred Kelly is turning banjo doubters into sweaty indie folk rock believers on the dance floor, one town at a time. The band best know for mixing clawhammer banjo riffs that tear the fabric of space and time with ambient synth, high voltage guitar, fierce drums, and hauntingly sweet vocal harmonies to produce a sound that has been properly coined ‘Stoke Folk.’
Shred Kelly is a formulation of friends and foot-stomping good times born in the East Kootenay’s of British Columbia. Hailing from the town of Fernie, the five-piece band was recently nominated for four 2013 Kootenay Music Awards: Artists of the Year, Song of the Year (“The Bear”), Best Folk/Country, and Best Live Act. No stranger to these awards, the band took home Artists of the Year in 2012.
Check out their latest video for “The Bear” – we promise it will get your toes tapping!
Shred Kelly plays at Black Pirates Pub tomorrow night.