This strong willed Midwest songbird embodies timeless influences that ring out beautifully in her highly nuanced Neo-Traditionalist Country songs. Kelly Steward is a classic singer-songwriter in the vein of Emmylou Harris, Shelby Lynne, Tift Merritt, and Kelly Willis, and like many singer-songwriters, the trials of life serve as passionate inspiration for Kelly’s songs. Back in the Middle of America after a few storied years in Los Angeles, Kelly recorded her EP "Long Long Road" with producers and fellow musicians Miles Nielsen and Dan McMahon. "Long Long Road" has received much praise all over the world from the U.S. to Europe. Currently she is working on a second EP called "Out From Within", a piece of work that will include songs that will not be on the full length album (scheduled June 2012). In regards to this latest EP, to be released by the end of 2011, Kelly says "it's going to be a very intimate body of work and a peek below the surface...I didn't want these songs to be lost never to be shared or heard". 2012 will start the beginning of the recording of her first full length album.
Kelly Steward & The Restless Kind Live Band includes players Kelly Steward (vocal/guitar), Greg Whitson (guitar), Scott Ford (bass) and Jesse Carmona (drums)