Kelly Bell Band Sings the Blues at Lourdes College

Posted Dec 27th, 2009 by Heather Hoffman  Category: Arts & Entertainment,


“The Kelly Bell Band is among the most genre-expanding acts on today’s blues scene. Who else can combine elements of hip-hop, funk and blues-electrified here, Delta there, horn driven elsewhere- and still manage to sound sincere? A forward view of the way blues is transitioning in today’s scene…Bell’s an honest poet and an outstanding singer with lots to say. ”
— Blues Revue Magazine

On Friday, January 22, the Kelly Bell Band, named “Best Band in the Mid-Atlantic Region” for 11 consecutive years, will perform their mix of blues and funk at Lourdes College. Having sold over 100,000 albums, the band has gained fans across the nation and as performed alongside some of the industry’s most renowned musicians including James Brown, The Black Crowes, Ziggy Marley, Buddy Guy, Matchbox 20, Robert Cray, G. Love & Special Sauce, Better than Ezra, Cheap Trick and Bo Diddley.

Of the band’s musical style, lead singer Kelly Bell notes “If you could imagine Muddy Waters wearing a Bob Marley T-shirt, riding in Black Sabbath’s tour bus, on his way to a Parliament Funkadelic concert, listening to a James Brown 8-track, humming a Run-DMC song – that would be close to the show that is the Kelly Bell Band.”

The Kelly Bell Band performs at 8:30 p.m. in the Franciscan Theatre & Conference Center. Tickets are $10 for the general public or free with a Lourdes College ID. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Becky Tobias, Program Coordinator of Student Activities and Recreation, at 419-517-8946.

Lourdes College is a private, four-year educational institution of professional studies and arts and sciences providing a values-centered education in a caring and supportive community. More than 2,200 students are enrolled in programs such as Business, Education, Environmental Science, Nursing, Social Work, Criminal Justice and the Arts & Sciences. In addition to undergraduate and pre-professional programs, Lourdes offers Master degrees in Education, Nursing, Organizational Leadership and Theology through its Graduate School. Lourdes’ Community Outreach Programs include The Appold Planetarium, Lifelong Learning Program, The Life Lab and Theater Vision. Discover us online at or by phone at 419-885-3211. Lourdes College is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania.

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