After spending the majority of the year on the Australian road touring in her van ‘Pamela Vanderson’, Kelly Brouhaha is finally returning to Adelaide launching her new EP Mama Didn’t Raise A Quitter at the Grace Emily Hotel on Sunday, 24 September.
It’s been almost 3 years since her last release, having left her mortgage and marriage in an effort to find happiness and pursue her love for music. Mama Didn’t Raise A Quitter is Kelly’s story of recovery and starting over.
With a positive, bright and summertime folk sound Mama Didn’t Raise A Quitter reflects Kelly’s emotions as she partners with optimism and enthusiasm to avoid the dark road of despair. Seeping with happiness, Kelly’s soulful charms and harmonies lead the way, accompanied by grassroots instrumentals with hints of country and blues.
Kelly recorded Mama Didn’t Raise A Quitter with producer Marty Brown in the same studio that Clare Bowditch recorded the album that changed Kelly’s life, The Winter I Chose Happiness.
“That album for me was a real turning point in my career, the messages on that record to follow your heart encouraged me to quit my day job, I was on my very first solo tour in 2012 when I first heard it and totally freaking out. After hearing that I came home and quit my job,” Kelly explains. “To be able to record it in the same place that album was made was something really special and I think we really captured the vibe of the lyrics this time around.”
The first two singles from Mama Didn’t Raise A Quitter, ‘Audrey’s Song’ and ‘As Long As There’s A Smile’ were released earlier this year, each finding success with ‘Audrey’s Song’ being added to rotation on ABC Local and ‘As Long As There’s A Smile’ reaching #2 in the AMRAP regional charts.
Kelly will be performing at the Grace Emily Hotel on Sunday 24, September