A Conversation With Kelsey Waldon


Music, a sense of place, and family have been Kelsey Waldon’s passions as long as she can remember. She took piano lessons as a 10-year-old, then switched to guitar a couple of years later. Her mom soon bought her a 10-track recorder to encourage her creativity, and by 19 she’d moved from her Western Kentucky home to Nashville for the first time.

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Interview: Kelsey Waldon speaks up on 'White Noise/White Lines'

"Only here for a moment, then we're gone," Kelsey Waldon croons in the title track of her new record, White Noise / White Lines. The singer-songwriter confronts large quandaries of the human condition while paying homage to her strong roots on her third album, released on Friday (Oct. 4). Like any great songwriter, vulnerability and confidence are interchangeable on this LP, made of truthful songs that hit right at home.

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Ballard Country Artist Finds Self On New Record

After playing venues around the country and opening for legends, the Monkey's Eyebrow singer/songwriter released her third album, "White Noise, White Lines" -- a confident and deeply personal set of songs -- on folk legend John Prine's Oh Boy Records label Friday.

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Kelsey Waldon’s Defiant Candor & Powerful Voice Stir the Soul on Revelatory ‘White Noise/White Lines’ | Album Review

Waldon's story could almost be an episode of Nashville. The Kentucky product went to Nashville—the city—as a teen, looking for fame and fortune, only to return home, becoming the first person in her family to graduate college. She eventually made her way back to Nashville, bartending to make ends meet as her career slowly picked up, culminating with an invitation by the legendary singer-songwriter John Prine to sign to his label. And in true Nashville/Nashville style, the invitation came on stage at the Grand Ole Opry.

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Release Day Picks: October 4th New Album Highlights

Singer-songwriter Kelsey Waldon considers John Prine one of her heroes, so she was thrilled when Prine recruited her for his Oh Bay Records label. Kelsey’s Oh Boy debut, White Noise/White Lines, features 10 songs written by the Kentucky native as well as a cover of Ola Belle Reed’s “My Epitaph.” Waldon is backed by her touring band of Mike Khalil, Alec Newnam, Nate Felty and Brett Resnick on the release, which she co-produced with Dan Knobler.

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