Chicago native, Astra Kelly, is a pure talent with a lyric-based, melodic sound and soaring vocals. Her performances are passionate, full of energy, and a powerful expression of her art and sound. Her original music style draws from her soulful Chicago roots fused with indie folk and alt-country. Her lyrical focus includes metaphysical and psychological metaphors for a thought and feeling provoking listening experience. She’s toured the country extensively and released nine records on her own label. Her latest release, “Chasing the Light,” features performances and production by homegrown hero, Jeff Berkley, and original cover art by one of the top tattoo artists in San Diego, Sierra Colt.
Upon landing in San Diego, she immersed herself in the SD music scene as she launched and DJ’d the Homegrown Hour on KPRI, co-hosted NBC 7/39’s Streetside San Diego, had her music video showcased in the SD Film Festival and to date, she's received seven SD music award nominations. She’s organized and hosted numerous concerts showcasing local acts and writes and produces music for up and coming talents. She’s managed four recording studios, is a vocal and songwriting coach and a national voice over artist. She’s one of those rare talents that has been able to carve out a formidable career in the entertainment industry, while staying true to her art.