Kelly Richey | Sending Me Angels

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Sending Me Angels

by Kelly Richey

Blues Revue Magazine: "Sending Me Angels should break this remarkably talented artist wide open. She's overflowing with confidence and the kind of star power that can't be faked." - Hal Horowitz
Genre: Blues: Rockin' Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Nothin'To Do With Love
4:27 album only
2. Too Late
3:46 album only
3. Nobody's Fault But Mine
6:29 album only
4. Livin' On Love
4:15 album only
5. Now You Need Me
4:03 album only
6. Sisters Got A Problem
2:55 album only
7. All The Help I Can Get
3:46 album only
8. I Gotta Move
3:52 album only
9. Lifetime Guarantee
4:40 album only
10. Angel From Heaven
3:27 album only
11. Sending Me Angels
6:10 album only


Album Notes
Blues Revue Magazine February/March 2002

Cincinnati-based singer/guitarist Kelly Richey takes a quantum leap forward on her 5th album for her own label. While producer John Snyder (Joe Louis Walker, Etta James,. Charles Brown, Derek Trucks) can't take all the credit for Richey's stunning new release, he had a lot to do with focusing her and nailing a sound that's both tough and tender.

On the tough side, Richey's gravelly voice is comparable to Melissa Etheridge's, but her singing is far less abrasively in-your-face than that of the Midwestern rocker. Even when she rips into a basic, no-brains, Stonesy rocker like "Now You Need Me," Richey doesn't resort to throat-shredding intensity, preferring to lay back and add nuance. As for tender, the gospel-infused title track shows she can apporoach beautiful songs with grace and subtlety. The tough/tender dichotomy is also evident in Richey's guitar playing; she moves from fluid quicksilver leads on a stunning take of Nina Simone's classic "Nobody's Fault But Mine" to Hendrix-like fret slashing in "Now You Need Me," breaking out the wah-wah pedal on straight-ahead blues-rockers like "Sister's Got A Problem" and "Angel From Heaven."

By moving her to Memphis and hiring musicians associated with that soulful city, Snyder dips Richey in a low-down, funky swamp sound that's especially noticable on "Livin' on Love" and Delbert McClinton's "All the Help I Can Get." It's a mix that takes advantage of her gritty voice and gutsy, no-nonsense guitar. Most important is that Richey's material is consistently top-notch. These tunes aren't empty, riff-based vehicles to spotlight hotshot leads; they're a combination of originals and covers whose melodies are as rugged as Richey's performance. Sending Me Angels should break this remarkably talented artist wide open. She's overflowing with confidence and the kind of star power that can't be faked.



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ken lawrence

no body's fault but yours if you don't got this one
kelly richey has been singin' and playin' for many years but these blind ears have only now found out. the classic nobody's fault but mine is just one great example of the historical truely american thing called the blues kelly brings to the table on this winning cd. if you are new to this lady's music, you won't be disappointed. get this one and keep rockin'

Evan Luse

sending me angels
This CD is an absolute must have. I feel it really captures Kellys outstanding and powerful sound uniquely only to Kelly. Such an inspiring CD. It is a must have for fans. I think with their timeless sound and extreme talents, they will be aroung for a long time!!

Cyndi Fisher - Singer/Songwriter

Kelly Rocks! I've never heard such a driving force behind a guitar.
Sending Me Angels captures the essence of Blues, as Kelly's unique and powerful sound stimulates an awe-inspiring attitude for the listener. Combining historical Blues riffs with her own modern touch, Kelly demonstrates her appreciation for Blues through this collection of her songs.

Julie H

Sending Me Angels
This CD has it all....catchy lyrics on cuts such as Too Late and Livin' On Love, guitar shredding and fancy fretwork, smooth vocals, raw gritty blues, inspiration and gospel and guitar riffs that reach into and touch the soul. Once again, Kelly Richey has delivered a superb album that you must own. She is truly one of the greats in the music world today!

Wendilyn Beltran

This CD is impressive. It really captures the essence of raw blues power at its finest. I am definitely sold! It is creative and innovative. I love this CD!