Kelsy Karter,
The TVD First Date

“My walls are covered in framed vinyl. COVERED.”

“I change them out by what I’m currently listening to and right now we have…*looks at walls*…Johnny Cash and Arctic Monkeys. But my first introduction to vinyl records was by my Dad. He used to be a jazz musician and he made sure his kid was gonna know “real” music if it killed him. Haha.

I think Stevie Wonder was the first record he showed me that really caught my attention. And I think I was 5 years old when that happened. From then, there was a lot of jazz, soul, and blues. That’s how I learned to sing. Those days with Daddy were my lessons.

We also went to see a ton of gospel concerts, which is funny causeeeee we’re Jewish. My household was the epitome of a musical upbringing, on both sides. Jazz on my Dad’s side and classical on my Mom’s. Then when I left home at 17 I found ROCK&ROLL. And those records changed my life.

Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Freddie Mercury. My boys. These are the ones who took me from a singer to an artist. It was kind of like getting married… and Daddy was giving me away to the boys I love.”
Kelsy Karter

Kelsy Karter’s forthcoming EP arrives in stores soon.

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