Kelleigh McKenzie


Winner of NPR’s prestigious Mountain Stage NewSong Contest, Kelleigh McKenzie (pronounced “Kelly”) plucks and thumps and sings to know herself and be with others. In 2009, her critically acclaimed debut album Chances was heard on radio stations across the country and her song “Gin” garnered the Independent Music Award for Best Americana Song. An accomplished banjoist, guitarist, and songwriter, curiosity and altruism have been Kelleigh’s guides since moving to the Hudson Valley 15 years ago. She has worked as a performing musician, educator, small business owner, political activist, community organizer, marketing consultant, and advocate in the New Economy movement.