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Candid and down to earth, she has a voice that echoes the heart of what she sings, Kristen Kelly laughs as she describes her music as “a little more grease than polish.” And that grease is an exciting mix, distilled from her country, blues, and classic rock influences into a passionate, playful, often sexy, and always heartfelt reflection of real life as she knows it. Kristen teamed up with hit songwriters Monty Criswell and Shane Minor to pen the love song “Miss Me,” where the influence and her love for Classic Rock is very apparent to round out her Arista Nashville, self-titled EP. Her new single “Kiss By Kiss” was released May 2014.

Songwriter, Guitarist, & Cellist Brian Sutherland is an up and coming Florida native musician currently living in Central Florida writing and performing with his own group. Brian has shared the stage as a performer with artists like The Beach Boys, Copeland, Paramore, Craig Campbell, Craig Morgan, Connor Zwetsch (American Idol), and The Likes of Us. This is Brian’s 3rd visit to the Island Hopper Songwriter’s Festival, earlier this year he participated in the 22nd Annual Key West Songwriters Festival.