Casey Kelly

 Performer

~ Kelly-Ellis ~
Casey Kelly and Leslie Ellis
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.
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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, Leslie Ellis.


Whew! It's been a crazy ride but I've loved every minute of it and I ain't done yet!