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Playing with his mother, father, and brother, Grady Kelneck was brought up in a show biz family - his mother literally went into labour with him on stage. Over the years, Grady has been in a number of musical outfits, playing multiple instruments, singing and songwriting. His acoustic guitar and voice serve as conduits for traditional and folk musings, and his latest effort is a collection of self-penned raw ballads with wide open spaces, smooth sailing vocals and intricate acoustic guitar picking. Grady’s career is one to watch, as witnessed by his attention-getting performances at Canadian Music Week, NxNE, and Halifax Pop Explosion.
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Grady Kelneck was almost born on the stage, his singer/drummer mother rushed right from a gig to the hospital in labour. Brought up in a show biz family, Grady spent his childhood and adolescence playing in a band with mother, father, and brother. One of his earliest musical memories is singing in front of 20,000 people for Toronto’s 150th birthday at City Hall. His grandfather is a musical legend in the Ontario north, Stompin Tom Connors even penning a song after him.
Over the years, Grady has played in a number of musical outfits, lending multiple instruments, vocals, and songwriting to the fold. Dues were paid in cross-Canada tours, sharing the stage with acts such as Hot Hot Heat, The Dears, and The Constantines, as well as award-winning performance at Canadian Music Week, NXNE, and Halifax Pop Explosion.
The musical journey continues, with a new found clarity driven by an undying passion that keeps knocking at his heart’s door. Inspired by his love of songwriters such as Townes Van Zandt, John Prine and Jesse Winchester who meld beauty with wit, Grady’s acoustic guitar and voice are conduits for traditional and folk musings, creating his own works on topics as wide ranging as death and vegetables.
His latest effort, a 5-song EP, recorded by composer/producer David Bradstreet, is a collection of self-penned raw ballads - wide open spaces, smooth sailing vocals accompanied by intricate acoustic guitar picking.
The musical stage is where it began, and continues to be.