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With a unique blend of folk and indie rock, Kelly Vaughn's songs tell a story.  Soulful and transparent and written from the heart, her songs speak to the struggle, hopes, and joy that we all experience. One listener had this to say "Kelly's voice was kind, heartfelt, and beautiful. We were mesmerized by her..."  

 

What's been going on...

Summer is in full swing! 

 

 

Summer is here and it is off to a great start!  I had a fantastic time and was very honored to play at The Columbus Arts Festival as part of the Pride at The Fest event.  I even did a song on the keyboard as a special treat for the performance.  Thanks to all who attended.  I also got to sit down with Joe Sam of WTTE for a short interview on Good Day Columbus...great weekend all around!

Recently I did an interview with Mike Foley of 90.5 WCBE for his segment Music Journeys.  Mike was an absolute pleasure to work with and it was a real thrill to hear my songs on the radio.  You can click the link below to listen.

I have a couple of exciting events coming up with my band.  Kelly Vaughn and The Remnants are going to rock Lancaster on July 5th for the Bandstand.  We return on July 26th to take part in the Lancaster Festival.  We are so excited!  Details on the event page.  See you soon!!

Music Journeys - Kelly Vaughn 

Spring has sprung! Looking forward to upcoming shows 

There is still a little chill in the air, but spring is on it's way!  I'm excited for the upcoming shows and to have the opportunity to play at some new venues.  I'll be opening for grammy nominated Seth Glier at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza and Live Music on April 11th.  Natalie's is one of the best places to hear live music in Columbus and I am thrilled for this opportunity.  I also have some fun shows coming up this spring/summer, as well as several gigs with the band.  Check out the events page for more details.

I had the opportunity to travel to South Africa recently.  What an amazing trip!  I found a lot of inspiration there and already have some songs in process as a result.  One of the most moving moments was seeing Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was held for 18 years.  I also spent time in Kruger National Park.  Words can't describe what it was like seeing the animals there...and just a few yards away!  

I'm making progress on the new album and can't wait to share it with you.  Stay tuned!!

Rocking on the radio and with the band! 

It has been a great year and I want to say thanks to everyone who has continued to support my music!  I'm so thrilled with how things are going!  I had the opportunity recently to be in studio with Tommy Barnes on Mansfield's 106.1 WVNO for his show "Rock Local First".   What a cool experience to get to share some of my story and play some songs for everyone.  Thanks to all who tuned in!!  ...and thanks Tommy for having me!

I also have to say a huge thank you to everyone who came out to support the show at King Avenue 5!  Wow!  What an awesome night!  "The Remnants" and I had an absolute blast playing for you!  I've included a link to the video of our last song of the evening.  We covered John Fogerty's classic "Fortunate Son".  This was just so much fun!  Hope you enjoy!

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!!  I plan to start working on a new album over the winter, so stay tuned for updates!  Take care and see you soon!

 

Kelly Vaughn and The Remnants covering "Fortunate Son"

 

 

Helping to support cancer awareness  

It has been a busy month and I've been happy to help support breast cancer awareness. I was honored to represent The Heather Pick Music Program at the OSU Medical Campus Panera in support of their Pink Ribbon Bagel sales.  All proceeds from the sale of the bagels go to the Pink Ribbon Girls, as well as (new for this year) The Heather Pick Music Program!  10TV did a short feature about it and you can watch the video below. In addition, My drummer Jack participated in the "Real Men Wear Pink" campaign and the band did a short set for his fundraiser.  We had an absolute blast and were thrilled with the number of people that attended.  Our thanks for your generosity. 

My thanks to all who have come out to the shows over the summer!  I have thoroughly enjoyed playing for you. 

 

 

 

Thank You!! 

The band and I would like to say thank you to all who came out and supported our special fundraising show.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated!  The event was an absolute success and we had a blast playing for you!!  Special thanks to all the guest musicians who donated their time and talents!  Lydia Brownfield, Jeff Dalrymple, Donna Mogavero and Jane VanVoorhis.  You all rock!  Together we helped make a difference in the fight to end cancer and improve the lives of those currently battling it.  Thank you!!!  

Kelly Vaughn & The Remnants Special Show Announcement! 

Please join me and "The Remnants" for a special fundraising show at King Avenue 5.  As many of you know I injured my hand last year in December.  It was a long 4 plus month recovery.  I am grateful to everyone at the OSU Hand Clinic for the excellent care I received.  My OT Sue was a tremendous help!  Sue has participated in Pelotonia for the last five years.  She rides in honor of her father JR.  As a way to give back and say thanks, the band and I are doing a special show.  All proceeds go to support Pelotonia, which gives 100% of money raised to cancer research at The James. 

Please come out and have some fun with us and help support a great cause!

for more show details

Very happy to say that I am finally back to playing! 

It's been a long winter, and a bit of a slow recovery, but I am finally healed up and back to playing!  I'm so thankful for the care I have received from the OSU Hand Center.  All the staff have been fantastic and really gave me a lot of peace of mind throughout the healing process.  My thanks to all!!  My schedule will be picking up and I look forward to seeing you out at the shows.  I'm also working on some new songs and I can't wait to share them with you!  Be sure to go to my events page and check out upcoming shows.  See you soon!

Very sorry to announce I am injured :( 

*** UPDATE***

I met with the doctor and the CT scan does show a small facture, but nothing that will require surgery. 

I will likely be out for about 4-6 weeks, which is about half the time it could have been..so good news!

please check back and I'll be playing again as soon as I can :)

 

I'm very sorry to say that I fell while walking my dog and in trying to break my fall, may have broken my hand/wrist.  I have a CT scan scheduled this coming week to know more.  For the time being, I have had to cancel all my upcoming shows in December.  I will miss playing for everyone!! I hope I will be back at it sooner than later.  I will post updates as I know more.  

Kelly Vaughn and The Remnants first gig a success! 

Meet my new band!  "Kelly Vaughn and The Remnants"  (L to R) Jack Janoso (drums), Gregg Shively (guitar), Kelly (vocals & guitar), John Pekar (bass).   We just had our first gig at Square Seven Coffee House on November 17th.  What an absolute blast!   Please go to /videos to check out a little sampling from our set. ..and stayed tuned for more show dates! 

I've sold out of the first run/printing of "Life Goes On" and I'd like to say a huge thank you to all who have supported this album.  I couldn't be happier with how it has been received.  I just recently ordered another batch and will of course have them at my shows.  It also available online via my /store as well as iTunes and CDbaby.

I hope everyone has a great holiday season and I look forward to seeing you out at the shows. Thanks! ~Kelly

Upcoming shows

I am very excited and humbled to share that "Ordinary Girl" has now sold over 2,000 copies!! Thank you to everyone who has purchased and shared! I am so appreciative of the support. My thanks as well to all the venues who have booked me and continue to do so...and thank you to all who continue to come out to the shows. And last but certainly not least, my thanks to those of you who ask for my original songs. I've said it before, that is one of the best things a songwriter can ask for....thank you! ❤️














Kicking off the Final Fridays Concert Series at The Brickyard Stage 2016!!  (photo courtesy of Ryan Niemiec)


Very happy to have been selected to play Comfest again this year!  Come see me on the Solar Stage!


Thank you to Rick Barr and CD102.5 for featuring my song "Ordinary Girl"  very honored and thrilled!!


A new full-length CD is in the works!!






(From 2015)

MY THANKS TO ADAM SLINGER AND MARIA DURANT AND WTTEFOX28 FOR HAVING ME ON GOOD DAY COLUMBUS!!  WHAT A GREAT EXPERIENCE!  I LOOK FORWARD TO BEING BACK SOMETIME SOON!  Click on the link below to see the interview!

Kelly Vaughn on Good Day Columbus


Also, I would like to thank GSWS 2015 for having me be a part of the opening ceremonies.  I played to thousands of people and on the largest stage I'd ever been on to date!!  Just awesome!!  Thank you!



Learn a little more about my story by listening to my interview on WCFO's "Community Accents"

Interview on WCFO "Community Accents" with Tina Gang



















 

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  • Willy

    Willy Lancaster

    It's been 3 and a half years since I first listened to Kelly's music and I have enjoyed every moment.. Thanks for the talent and music, Kelly, and here's to much more in 2018!!!

    It's been 3 and a half years since I first listened to Kelly's music and I have enjoyed every moment.. Thanks for the talent and music, Kelly, and here's to much more in 2018!!!

  • srinu

    srinu nevada

    nice music!!!

    nice music!!!

  • Mel

    Mel Columbus, Ohio

    The first time I heard Kelly was when she graciously agreed to donate her time at our fundraiser for the Green Shanny Foundation at Lineage Brewing. Her wonderful performance made the whole night a huge success! Kelly is awesome, as a performer and a person.

    The first time I heard Kelly was when she graciously agreed to donate her time at our fundraiser for the Green Shanny Foundation at Lineage Brewing. Her wonderful performance made the whole night a huge success! Kelly is awesome, as a performer and a person.

  • Sharon

    Sharon Columbus

    Kelly donated her time, talent and beautiful voice to the Green Shanny Foundation's fundraiser in April at Lineage Brewery. Kelly's music reflects her kind, compassionate nature. She entertained the audience with ease. She definitely made quite a few fans that night!

    Kelly donated her time, talent and beautiful voice to the Green Shanny Foundation's fundraiser in April at Lineage Brewery. Kelly's music reflects her kind, compassionate nature. She entertained the audience with ease. She definitely made quite a few fans that night!

  • kevin

    kevin columbus ohio

    just wanted to thank kelly for makeing my evening. the Cd She gave me is so wonderfull and you can feel her heart pouring out in each song. If you get to Experence her voice rejoice in it and enjoy. I promise it wills be time well spent. This girl is going to be an artist for many years. again thank you Kelly for the small conversation we had .

    just wanted to thank kelly for makeing my evening. the Cd She gave me is so wonderfull and you can feel her heart pouring out in each song. If you get to Experence her voice rejoice in it and enjoy. I promise it wills be time well spent. This girl is going to be an artist for many years. again thank you Kelly for the small conversation we had .

  • Bat

    Bat Columbus, Ohio

    Listening to Kelly at Southbend tonight...awesome

    Listening to Kelly at Southbend tonight...awesome

  • Richard Dowling

    Richard Dowling Tallahassee, Florida

    We were blessed to catch Kelly playing at The Happy Grape. What an outstanding performer! Her music is soulful and relevant. Her compositions touched my heart. Go see her perform. Purchase her CDs and you wifi be a lifetime fan.

    We were blessed to catch Kelly playing at The Happy Grape. What an outstanding performer! Her music is soulful and relevant. Her compositions touched my heart. Go see her perform. Purchase her CDs and you wifi be a lifetime fan.

  • Barbara Fox

    Barbara Fox Square 7

    To be surrounded by authentic self-expression at Square 7 in Art and Clay is an absolute delight at the end of a week! Your voice is a perfect compliment to the coffee,chocolate,pastries and art there! Looking forward to hearing you again on June 5th.

    To be surrounded by authentic self-expression at Square 7 in Art and Clay is an absolute delight at the end of a week! Your voice is a perfect compliment to the coffee,chocolate,pastries and art there! Looking forward to hearing you again on June 5th.

  • Karin and Beverly

    Karin and Beverly Rumba cafe

    Traveled from MN to see Jennifer Knapp and we were doubly blessed to hear Kelly sing as well. You're awesome! Listening to your CD as we drive. Hope you make to our neck of the woods soon.

    Traveled from MN to see Jennifer Knapp and we were doubly blessed to hear Kelly sing as well. You're awesome! Listening to your CD as we drive. Hope you make to our neck of the woods soon.

  • Amy stephenson

    Amy stephenson Mansfield, ohio

    I watched you sing for the first time at Sami's bar a few nights ago and I was very impressed! You are a gorgeous lady with a beautiful voice! I definitely will watch your venue!!

    I watched you sing for the first time at Sami's bar a few nights ago and I was very impressed! You are a gorgeous lady with a beautiful voice! I definitely will watch your venue!!

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