I grew up in Baton Rouge, LA. While attending LSU I became one of the founding members of the legendary local rock band, the Greek Fountains.
After the "Fountains" split up, I moved to NYC where I worked as a session musician and singer, a songwriter, an arranger, a music publisher, a record producer and a record company executive.
I moved on to tour with Tom Rush, playing guitar, harmonica, and piano. I then went to L.A. where I signed a recording deal with producer Joe Wissert who took me to Warner Brothers Records. After releasing a single at Warner Brothers Records I moved on to A&M Records and formed the Luziana Band which was recorded by Jim Hilton.
My next label deal was at Elektra Records where I worked with producer Richard Sanford Orshoff, recording two more nationally acclaimed LP's, "Casey Kelly" and "For Sale". I toured extensively promoting my records, opening shows and performing with virtually every popular music act of the time from the mega-hit group America to Frank Zappa.
These days I tour and perform my songs in the duo "Kelly&Ellis" with Grammy® Award Winning singer and Wife, Leslie Ellis. In 2018 they won an IMEA Award for Best A/C Album of the Year for their latest release The Long Road to You.
Whew! It's been a crazy ride but I've loved every minute of it and I ain't done yet!