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James Kelly

CL Correspondent

A proud resident of Cabbagetown — the home of Fiddlin' John Carson, the first person to record a country record — Kelly has been rolling in his sweet baby's arms writing about Country music and Atlanta's Redneck Underground in the pages of Creative Loafing since the Austin Avenue Buffet was still the place to grab a cold PBR. His knowledge of the music was handed down from his father, himself a country musician, who taught his son well. You may also know Kelly from his time in Slim Chance & the Convicts.

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Thursday February 3, 2022 11:54 AM EST
The once avid cyclist gets by with help from his friends | more...

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Monday January 3, 2022 10:57 AM EST
Marty Stuart and Connie Smith Share Space in the Hall of Fame | more...

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Tuesday September 8, 2020 01:47 PM EDT
How the pandemic and current politics are impacting the scene | more...

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Wednesday December 11, 2019 01:10 PM EST
A selection of bands to see in Atlanta this month | more...

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Tuesday November 5, 2019 10:53 AM EST
The Atlanta folk singer pauses to reflect on her songwriting — and forges on | more...

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Tuesday September 3, 2019 01:28 PM EDT
As Ken Burns explains country music, it started in Atlanta | more...

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Thursday October 25, 2018 02:06 PM EDT
The Grammy-winning Americana, bluegrass, and country artist settles for a career-spanning evening of songs | more...

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Monday October 15, 2018 12:00 AM EDT
Celebrating the Byrds’ seminal country-rock classic | more...

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Friday October 12, 2018 11:00 AM EDT
Brevard, North Carolina's modern bluegrass outfit plays songs from 'Out In the Open' and beyond | more...

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Thursday September 27, 2018 05:57 PM EDT
The group plays songs from 'Young Sick Camellia' and more | more...

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Wednesday January 10, 2018 02:52 PM EST
Jon Latham makes an impression when it matters | more...

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Friday October 20, 2017 09:08 PM EDT
Willie Nelson and sons do what they love, together | more...

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Tuesday August 29, 2017 06:46 PM EDT
At long last, the Moorer sisters convene for 'Not Dark Yet,' a contemporary country classic | more...

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Tuesday January 10, 2017 06:43 PM EST
The Texas songwriter rediscovers his muse with 'Burn Something Beautiful' | more...

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Friday November 18, 2016 09:59 PM EST
'Like An Arrow' takes a bigger picture look at Southern rock | more...
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Thursday August 11, 2016 09:05 AM EDT
6 locals recall brushes with greatness in the club | more...

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Friday August 10, 2007 01:56 PM EDT

One of our veteran music freelancers — whose heart is roughly the same size as his record collection — is trying to help out a friend in need: himself a former CL writer.

Here's the pitch, from James Kelly:

All-around good guy and former CL music writer Doug Deloach had a recent liver transplant, and while he is recovering nicely he has a slew of bills and...

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Saturday March 13, 2010 11:27 AM EST
Could it be because his music isn't hitting as hard as he hit Rihanna... | more...

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Friday August 10, 2007 01:56 PM EDT

One of our veteran music freelancers â€" whose heart is roughly the same size as his record collection â€" is trying to help out a friend in need: himself a former CL writer.

Here's the pitch, from James Kelly:

All-around good guy and former CL music writer Doug Deloach had a recent liver transplant, and while he is recovering nicely he has a slew of bills and financial...

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Wednesday April 29, 2015 02:00 PM EDT

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>> Last Night on Late Night: Future Islands dedicated their new song, "The Chase," to the people of Baltimore on Letterman, Tori Kelly did "Nobody To Love" on Fallon, The Lone Bellow, "Take...

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Monday August 10, 2015 02:42 PM EDT

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>> Tonight on Late Night: Fallon has Boney James, Seth has Beirut, Corden has Wolf Alice, and Conan has Hot Chip.

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>> "I don't get the violence revenge thing. (Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" video) is supposed to be a good example? And I'm a bad role model because I'm running...

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Tuesday October 2, 2012 10:44 AM EDT

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>> There is a very nice new Solange Knowles single (and an accompanying video for it) called "Losing You." Spotify has the b-side.

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>> "Loving him is like driving a new Maserati down a dead end street." ~ Taylor Swift

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Monday February 13, 2012 05:59 PM EST
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Thursday December 3, 2015 10:30 AM EST

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>> Last Night on Late Night: Glenn Hansard did "Winning Streak" on Coco, James Bay did "Let It Go" on Corden, G-Eazy did "Me, Myself and I" with a little help from Bebe Rexha and "Random" on Kimmel, someone who looks like Dave Grohl and sounds...

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Thursday December 5, 2013 11:32 AM EST

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>> Watch These Videos: Awkwafina, "Queef." If it doesn't pan out for Awkwafina in the rap game, she most-assuredly has a very bright future at Funny or Die. Okay, next up is a Hoboken holiday funtimes animated video for Yo La Tengo's "Toymageddon."...

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Tuesday November 20, 2012 12:16 PM EST

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>> Shin-man James Mercer joined American treasure Aimee Mann on Jimmy Kimmel last night for a very pleasant run through Charmer track, "Living a Lie."

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>> First thing's Frank: Excellent new Frank Ocean longread over at Gentleman's Quarterly dot...

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Monday February 11, 2013 10:09 AM EST

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>> Congratulations to Grammy winners fun., The Black Keys, Frank Ocean, Mumford and Sons, Gotye, and Kelly Clarkson, as well as Ellen Degeneres, Taylor Swift and Jay-Z. Also, "A lysergic bouncy-castle mix of Bob Dylan's...

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Wednesday June 30, 2010 01:00 PM EDT
Part 2 of 2: Heaven on a Popsicle Stick | more...
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