At first glance, Erin Kelly projects a humbled presence that quickly transforms the moment she steps behind a microphone. She has been captivating audiences and has opened up for acts such as Hunter Hayes, Frankie Ballard and most recently Aaron Lewis at the Sands Event Center. Her skilled guitar playing and powerhouse vocals define her country/rock roots.
Growing up in the outskirts of Allentown, PA, Erin's love of classic rock and country music emerged at an early age by singing in several bands. She grew up listening to a wide variety of vocalists such as Patsy Cline, Linda Ronstadt and Eva Cassidy. Listening to these artists gave her the ability to perform, appreciate and understand many genres of music
From an early age, Erin has been no stranger to large audiences. She started performing the National Anthem in public at the age of three. By the age of six, she had the opportunity to perform a National Anthem for the Philadelphia 76ers. Since then, she has performed for many major and minor league teams from the NBA to the MLB. She has performed for the Philadelphia Phillies, Reading Royals, Hershey Bears, Lehigh Valley Phantoms and Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, as well as numerous other sporting teams. Her years of performing the Anthem gave her the privilege to perform for General Colin Powell and President George W. Bush.
Charity has been an important part of what Erin has done. She was a former member of Dreamkids, an organization that raised money for the Dream Come True foundations in Lehigh and Carbon Counties. At age 17 she began working with Musicians on Call in Philadelphia, a volunteer program that brings music to the bedsides of patients in health care facilities.
You can catch Erin performing often around the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas. She has performed at Musikfest Cafe at Steelstacks, One Center Square in Easton, Hard Rock Cafe in Philadelphia, Musikfest, Mayfair and at the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem.
In 2014, Erin released her first original song EP, Why Wait, recorded at Trax Productions in Nashville and SixWill Studios in the Lehigh Valley. The album won numerous awards and her video and EP won a Lehigh Valley Music Award. Erin will be releasing her new EP this year!