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Shortlisted for the Americana Music Prize in 2018, Kelly Brouhaha’s brand of americana soul is as real as it gets. The South Australian songwriter & multi-instrumentalist spends most of the year around a campfire, travelling in her 1992 Toyota Hiace Van called “Pamela Vanderson”.
Her debut self titled album tells the story after leaving her marriage and mortgage behind in the pursuit of happiness. The single “40,000 Star Hotel”, co-written with Aleyce Simmonds is a big, ballsy, freedom-esque blues which captures the heart of the australian landscape and the lure of off-grid living.
Choosing to pursue the road less travelled after learning of her father’s alzheimers diagnosis - this album captures heartbreak and grief in a way that leaves you breathless. A diverse first offering from an artist you absolutely need to hear.
You cannot put her unique style into a box.
From big blues, to soulful country, it is real and raw and vulnerable.
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