Americana Artist, Lora Kelley, has recently released the music video to her newest single, “Both Hands”. The song comes from a personal place of grief and heartache of losing a loved one. In memory of her grandmother, Lora developed the concept to the music video as a tribute to the haziness and clarity of memory – the house echoed her childhood visits to her grandparent’s house. “Both Hands” is a eulogy to the pain of loss and the importance of memories to keep those we love close.
Lora Kelley is an American singer-songwriter based in Charlottesville, VA. She grew up on the wide open plains of Texas and was raised on 10,000 Maniacs, Tracy Chapman, Bonnie Raitt, Patty Griffin, Joni Mitchell, The Carpenters, and more contemporary influences – Patty Griffin, Brandi Carlile, Margo Price, Secret Sisters & John Paul White.
She was first introduced to the craft of performance at a 10,000 Maniacs concert when she was 7, and she immediately fell in love with Natalie Merchant’s honest lyrics and energized music. This honesty and energy continued to be a provocative siren song of the power of music for Lora.
As a wife and a mother of two small children, she enters the music scene with a gently produced record reflecting her southern roots and experiences as a woman. It deals, playfully and somberly, with both grit and grief and how we synthesize our corporate human experience.