Mission Cliffs Musician- Kelly McFarling
Touchstone employees harbor an enormous amount of talent. Besides employing top rock climbers, numerous talented photographers, artists, and musicians work for the company. One excellent musician is Kelly McFarling.
Kelly McFarling, employee of Mission Cliffs and Bay Area singer songwriter, has recently finished recording her first full-length album at Hyde St Studio C in the Tenderloin of San Francisco. The album will feature 12 original tracks written between 2007-2010. The album is a contemporary folk, Americana hybrid with a singer songwriter feel. It is in the process of being mixed and mastered. It will be called "Distractable Child", after one of the tracks on the album. The album features banjo, acoustic and electric guitars, lap steel, upright bass, drums and percussion. Kelly hopes to have the release happen in August of 2010. Working with her on album artwork is longtime Mission Cliffs member Sarah Peet a destination wedding photographer.
Kelly had the pleasure of working with Scott McDowell of Hyde St studios earlier this fall for his chasing the moon podcast – A video podcast that is released every full moon featuring local artists. You can see Kelly’s chasing the moon podcast here
. After working with Scott for the podcast Kelly realized she wanted to record the album at Hyde St Studio C.
Kelly gigs regularly in the Bay Area. She plays the banjo and sings with upright bass player Jonathan Kirchner of the band Con Brio, and drummer Andrew Laubacher of the band Sioux City Kid and Con Brio. She also plays with area guitarist Jon Moldover of the band Phone Sex Operators.
You can find more information about upcoming shows at Kelly’s myspace page
. Stay tuned for Kelly’s own website which is being put together by High School seniors at Metropolitan Arts & Tech High School.
Check out one of Touchstone's talented musicians at one of her upcoming Bay area gigs or online.
Labels: Kelly McFarling, Missiona Cliffs, Studio C