Ruston Kelly

Ruston Kelly is a hot Nashville songwriter, who as it turns out, may be an even hotter artist. In the past 2 years, he has amassed an impressive catalog of cuts including tracks for Kenny Chesney, Josh Abbott Band, and Tim McGraw’s track “Nashville Without You.” Sure, Ruston can write a “country” song, however, he has also created a personal sound which embodies indie, folk and rock – that when paired with his raw and honest lyrics makes for something different altogether. A captivating performer, his knack for storytelling along with his melodic vocal control seems to leave audiences in awe. He’s shared this gift on tour with artists including Robert Earl Keen, The Oh Hellos, and The Lumineers, and at festivals such as Bonnaroo and Wakarusa.

Ruston recently finished recording his first EP entitled “Halloween,” featuring the single ‘Black Magic,’ with Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, First Aid Kit, Jenny Lewis). It is due out fall 2015.

Event Details:

  • When: Thursday, August 4th
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Location: Belmont Abbey College Island
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: This event will proceed rain or shine