Q: This blues musician, who’s made numerous appearances on A Prairie Home Companion, was born in Kansas City and raised in Emporia. This highly-acclaimed singer-songwriter and piano player is holding a benefit concert, Saturday night (Feb. 13), in Lawrence for Just Food, the local food pantry. What’s her name?
A: Kelley Hunt, of course!
Kansas City-based blues vocalist and pianist Kelley Hunt performs at concerts around the world and has appeared on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion a half dozen times. But she does more than just belt the blues and entertain music lovers; she also gives back to her community. Whether it’s raising money for local public radio stations (like KPR!) or raising money to feed hungry people, Kelley Hunt delivers the goods!
Her next show is a benefit concert on Saturday, February 13, 2016, at Liberty Hall in downtown Lawrence. The show features the Fat Brass Horns and the Mighty Kel-Tones. Doors open at 7 o’clock; concert starts at 8 p.m. All proceeds go to Just Food, the Douglas County food pantry.