About Kaeley Stephens
Kaeley is an Americana/Folk singer-songwriter based in Portland, Oregon. Her music has been described as "Animistic Americana" - music that is infused with a deep connection to the natural world. Kaeley’s music is written from the soul and uplifts the spirit.
Kaeley recently finished "Paradise," her debut album, produced by longtime friend Scott Fisher (accomplished recording artist and LA producer). Her music is inspired by many of folk/country icons such as Emmy Lou Harris and Bonnie Raitt and also by artists such as Brandi Carlile and Gillian Welch. She has been compared to artists such as the Wailin’ Jennys and Iris DeMent.
Kaeley feels lucky to have been born and raised in Portland, OR, where, after some years away, she now resides with her husband and three daughters. She teaches music and movement to young children and over the past few years, Kaeley has turned her attention to her own music and enjoys the process of sharing her songs with audiences. Kaeley says, "I write what feels good to sing and expresses feeling for me. I hope my songs elicit emotion for you and makes you want to sing along with me".
About Megan Cronin
Megan began playing violin in 1994 and immediately fell in love with it. She has backgrounds in classical, bluegrass, folk, country, and rock. Megan has toured the country with folk-rock bands and has been a studio session player in both Colorado and Oregon. She currently plays music with a wide variety of musicians as well as teaches private and group lessons in violin and viola in the Portland area.
About Dave Mullany
Dave Mullany is a guitar player with roots that extend across the US. Starting in 1968, near Woodstock and then moving to NYC in 1977, Dave had played with blues pioneer Bo Diddley, shared shows with Muddy Waters, Jerry Garcia, Jorma Kaukonen, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee in NYC venues such as Folk City, The Palladium, Roseland Ballroom, CBGBs, The Lone Star Cafe and Studio 54. He has recorded with producer Jimmy Miller (Rolling Stones), Shawn Colvin and has done radio, TV soundtrack and also played in a national film featuring Jerry Garcia, Bo Diddley, and Willie Nelson.
Arriving in Portland in 1991, Dave has spent the past 26 years honing his love of the acoustic blues. Dave has been associated with Artichoke Music since 2001 and has done shows, classes, fundraisers, CD release concerts, potlucks and more over the past 16 years. Dave has played shows with local heroes Ellen Whyte, Terry Robb, Mary Flower and Kevin Selfe. Additionally, Dave has been teaching for over 25 years and his resume includes working with John Renbourn, Jorma Kaukonen, Woody Mann, Mary Flower and Bluesman John Cephas.