FEM163 The Smiling Girl of Blues Bands with Bridget Kelly
fanBridget Kelly loves her fans and spends a lot of time engaging with them but the best way she connects with them, and others, is simply by being kind.
One of the greatest female-fronted blues bands is The Bridget Kelly Blues Band, an electronic blues band. Their latest CD, Blues Warrior, was released on June 1, 2018, inspired by the #MeToo movement and covers issues like the homelessness, human trafficking, heroin addiction and more. Their most recent CD Bone Rattler charted at number 1 for over 6 months on the RMR Electric Blues Chart. Bridget brings lots of great ideas to the table when it comes to fan engagement and credits that to the closeness of her and her guitar playing husband. Her mission statement isn’t about financials or art as much as it is about connecting with her audience.
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Streams of Income
Full time musician
Plays 150-200 shows a year
Also owns a Montessori school
Merch at shows
You have to sell a good quality product
Festivals pay well
Time of Struggle
Every time she has wanted to quit, something shows up to keep her going
Bree Noble is an entrepreneur, musician and speaker. She founded Women of Substance Radio, an online radio station that promotes quality female artists in all genres, in 2007. She launched the Women of Substance Music Podcast in November 2014, a 5 day per week show which promotes Independent female artists. Her podcast has hit #1 in New & Noteworthy for the Music, Arts and Society & Culture categories and #4 Audio Podcast on all of iTunes. She draws on her extensive experience running her own music business, both as a solo musician and as an Industry professional, to train and mentor other female musicians. Learn more about the station, the show and the artists atwww.wosradio.com. Connect with Bree on Twitter @BreeNoble or on Facebook or on Instagram