New Single Release!


"Don't You Worry
About the Fall"


a reflection on the cycles and phases we all have to go through to shape who we are


Special thanks to Bryan Daste

Now on Apple Music,
Spotify and everywhere!




Don't You Worry About the Fall Single Cover Artwork

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The Future Will Repay - Single Released Jan 2012

Copyright © 2012 Kelli Caldwell


The Future Will Repay - Single cover artwork

He’s a sailor
Stuck in a factory
Never been to the ocean
But he lives in the sea——
Swimming in Familiar

And drinking day-to-day

Floating on a promise

The future will repay—



He's a father
If he remembers right
Never seen his little daughter
But he does mean to write——
To tell her he's a champion
A hero on his way
With his head above this water
The future will repay—
Hey, hey——hey——


He’s an island
In the river wide—— of his life

No way to ride, no way to roam


He’s a goner
If they explained it right
30 years in a bottle
He never could seem to fight——
He’s waiting for the whistle
To send him on his way
A journey for redemption/To make his reparations
The future will repay—
Hey, hey——hey——

He’s an island
In the briny deep—— of his life
No way to ride and no way to roam


He’s an island
In the briny deep——
Floating empties on the waves
With a prayer inside

Vocals: Kelli Caldwell
Cello: Gideon Freudmann
Seagulls (at the end): Gideon Freudmann on cello
Recorded at Fresh Tracks Studio in Portland, OR


Lyric notes: Driving in my old white Bronco II, I saw a beaten-down looking guy on the side of the road, waiting for someone or something...

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Gil Renolds Trio playing "Fly Away" written by Gil Reynolds & Kelli Caldwell


Anna Jane Bishop singing "Romeo" written by Brent Rogers & Kelli Caldwell - 2014 Artists in Music Awards Honorable Mention



New song released!

Don't You Worry About the Fall

Produced, mixed, and masterfully played by Bryan Daste at Dream Tree Studios NW in Portland, OR


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