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With her distinct vibrato and phrasing, Caldwell’s sound is very unique. Though compared to that of Alanis Morrisette, Kina Grannis, Gigi Love, or “a cross between Tracy Chapman and Nanci Griffith,” her voice and style are all her own.
But it’s the lyric, the storytelling that drives her…“One of the things I love most about writing a song is that I get to try to settle into someone else’s soul for awhile—to see what they see, hear what they hear, feel what they feel—and tell their story honestly.”
Kelli has always danced to her own beat. Most of her song writing starts a cappella, melody-driven, the lyric and melody flowing simultaneously. And it’s while in motion that she most often finds inspiration. Whether in her car, on a plane, on a subway, bus, bike or on foot… there’s usually a song at work in her head... more