One Song At A Time 


The journey to understanding what I want to accomplish with my music has been an evolving revelation.  My goal to  "brighten the world one song at a time" releases me to be who I am, an individual who processes life through creative expression and finds joy in sharing what I see, but in bite-sized pieces.  Sometimes what emerges is a collection of pieces as in record production or live performances, but it all starts with one song.

When I decdied to establish a web presence in 2003, I just wanted a

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NKM New Website Design! 


I am in the process of redesigning my website which is great fun.  Stay tuned and hopefully I will post it at the beginning of the new year.  The reason I do this is to keep things fresh and new - plus, because I'm a creative, I can't help myself - I'm always in Creative Mode.  Since my website is through Hostbaby I have access to the templates they provide.  The newest development available is that within the templates I have more liberty to customize the template I choose to my liking.  It gives me

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I had a blast playing at the Farmer's Markets this year! The more I play at Farmers Markets the more I hope to in years to come.  Just like coffee houses, this type of venue seems to be my niche where my songs fit in and lend a little atmosphere without overpowering.  People attend coffeeshops and markets to talk amongst themselves and browse - conversation is flowing - so it's not just about the music yet the music adds a layer of color and warmth.  And if people are hanging out solo the music can then…

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Spring Color 

Man - this Spring has been, well, almost like stuck in the end of winter.  How am I supposed to throw open the windows to let the breeze waft through the house while I spring clean when it's raining all the time - or what seems like all the time.  (Consequently the house remains uncleaned in the spring cleaning sense of the word) And dang it all,, we aren't on the pacific coast, we are in Idaho on the other side of the ...  although, I wouldn't mind being on the coast - I love it there.  But we are in

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2011 Music Calendar 

Funny how things can come together at what seems like the 11th hour.  The first few months of this year turned out to be a time of performance rest, I guess.  (Actually, it was a result of forgetting to contact venues last year for this year - will I never learn??)  So I spent January and February knocking on doors (sending emails mainly), practicing with the band and the joy of family life, which isn't bad, just left me wondering if I was ever going to play my music out in the community again. 



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A little Rant about MySpace VS Facebook 

In some ways the changes on MySpace are pretty cool. Now that my computer here at work is updated enough to make app changes more quickly I'm not going to avoid MS like the plague anymore.  But for awhile, with my former computer, the new Myspace pages took what felt like 5 minutes to change any time you wanted upload anything and it wasn't worth the time logging on.  And it's not like you can ask a person for help - you are forced to a forum that takes a million minutes to slog through too.  One day I…

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Little Birds and Old Friends 

New songs seem to light themselves like little birds in my musical space - I'm fortunate to usually have some kind of flow going.  But with all the new visitation, I've found it important to keep my older songs alive, too, so they don't disappear into the lonely void.  Lately I've been revisiting some of those forgotten pieces that gathered dust over the years, crowded out by the spiffy younger ones.  It's been  satisfying to tweak them and bring them to the front again; to make them a bit more current by…

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New Blog Entries 

I've decided to include a blog tab on my site where those of you drop by my web can leave comments if you are so inclined without visiting Dulcet Dreams which is my music blog.   Just another way of sharing thoughts and ruminations! 

Idaho Ho Ho 

Moxie Java Coffee has commissioned a compilation CD of Christmas originals from Idaho songwriters this year with Steve Fulton at Audio Labs as the producer.  My song Christmas Cards is one of the selections!  Yay!   All proceeds from the sales will go to The Idaho Food Bank!  You can pick up one of the CDs at any Moxie Java through the Holidays. 

Other Places

where i play next -

Previous events

Nancy Kelly Music at Art & Roses

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Julia Davis Park by the Rose Garden, Boise, Idaho

2020 is Art and Roses' 30th year! This beautiful outdoor art event showcases Idaho's fine artists with all original work- no prints or crafts. A portion of all sales will benefit the Julia Davis Memorial Rose Garden. I will be setting up at 11:30 am and playing mostly original songs till 1:30 pm. My beautiful Mom-in-love will be showing her original paintings in the park as well and the family will be hanging out so come on by!


Wright Community Congregational United Church of Christ‎, 4821 W Franklin Rd, Boise, Idaho

Looking forward to playing a music set for Food Truck Tuesday next week on the 23rd up here on the Bench! Wright Community CCOC is just East of Fred Meyer on Franklin. I notice from earlier pictures that there is lots of shade, a variety of food trucks, friendly smiling people and a beautiful cat named Olive you will not want to miss!

Nancy Kelly Music set

EMMETT CHERRY FESTIVAL, Emmett Park Bandshell (corner of Main Street and McKinley), Emmett, Idaho

Always excited to return to the Emmett Cherry Festival for a solo set!


My CD Baby Music Store

Christmas CDVessel Of Gold CD