Turn the Tide

by John kelly

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In this life there are magnificent moments and, of course, some very difficult ones. I’m fortunate enough to be witness to many more of the aforementioned but, like us all, do go through hard times. The key, of course, is to learn from it and repeat as little as possible. Learning the hard way came pretty easy for me in my younger years so my hope is that these (and all my songs) will keep my kids out of some trouble as they move along....some cliff notes, if you will.


released April 12, 2015

John Kelly All Guitars, Lead Vocals, Mandolin, Percussion, Background Vocals on “I Saw an Angel”, “Turn the Tide” and “Lie”, Piano on “Turn the Tide” and “Lie”and Bass on “Turn the Tide”

Shannon Van Alsburg Background Vocals on “Dream Away”, “I Saw an Angel”, “Let it Out” and “Learn Your Lessons”

Otis T. Sugarbear Bass on “Dream Away”, “I Saw an Angel”, “Let it Out”, “Learn Your Lessons” and “Lie”

Doug Wilcox Electric Piano on “Dream Away”, Piano on “I Saw an Angel”, Electric Piano on “Let it Out”, Piano on “Learn Your Lessons”

Rebecca Zapen Violin

Jonathon Thomas Drums



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John Kelly Saint Petersburg, Florida

John Kelly is a singer songwriter from Teaneck, New Jersey (by way of Nashville) living in St. Petersburg, FL. John started out on Bleaker Street in NYC playing when he was 18 years old. Influenced at a young by guitars players such as Mark Knopfler, Dickie Betts, Toy Caldwell, Eric Clapton and songwriters such as Jim Croce, Neil Diamond, John Denver and Harry Chapin, ... more

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