Bill Kelly is a poet, singer songwriter, multi instrumentalist and producer who has released 5 albums of original work that have appeared in films by Gus Van Sant, (Promised Land) Weinstien films (Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden) Roadside Attractions (Super Size Me) Ken Russel films (Whore) network television, (ED, Northern Exposure) documentaries (Alligator on the Zipper) Mary MacGowan (Morning Glory). His song 20 Years in the Big City was included on a compilation with Dave Alvin, Slaid Cleaves, Todd Snyder, Hayes Carll, Bruce Robison and others. Larry Campbell says "Bill has the voice and pen of a true poet". Buddy Miller praised Bread on the Waters as "a beautiful record with songs that won't let go", Robert K Oermann called Seraphima "a great song, great record and real Americana music".
Bill is currently finishing up a new record with producer Lincoln Schleifer, and includes Larry Campbell, John Leventhal, John Ginty, Clifford Carter, Bob Telson, Marc Shulman, Gary Sieger, Anthony Krizan, Joe Bonadio, Denny McDermott, among others due for 2017 Spring release.
Bill is involved in multiple projects.
A vocalist in the nationally touring tribute show, CSN Songs, celebrating the music of Crosby Stills and Nash and Young.
Bill is a multi instrumentalist in Chris Berardo and the DesBerardo's playing 6 and 12 string guitar, mandola, and background vocals and van driver playing throughout the the northeast, southeast and Texas.
Bill is a member of Brother Flower, the Civil War Jam Band and powerhouse acoustic trio with singer songwriters Jake Stigers and Gary Dillon who continue to perform in NJ/NYC area.
Bill is one half of Folkfoot, a duo with Michael Parrish. Fixtures in the NYC music scene from 2000-2008. It Must Stink to be Pink (M. Parrish) from their CD, Dos Hombres was featured in the Morgan Spurlock hit, Super Size Me.