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      October 3, 2019

      Thursday   8:00 PM

      628 Divisadero Street
      San Francisco, California 94117

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      Ruston Kelly

      with Donovan Woods
      Ruston Kellys highlyanticipated full-length debut,Dying Star, will be releasedSeptember 7 on RounderRecords and is now availablefor pre-order.Dying Star was co-produced byKelly and Jarrad K (KateNash, Weezer) and recorded atSonic Ranch in El Paso, TX. Itincludes 14 songs written/cowritten by Kelly and featuresKelly (lead vocals, acousticguitar, xylophone, harmonica),Jarrad K (12-string guitar,background vocals, electricguitar, Rhodes), Tim Kelly (pedal steel), Ian Fitchuk (piano, organ, drums, percussion),Eli Beaird (bass) and Kyle Ryan (banjo) as well as background vocals from Jon Green,Natalie Hemby, Kacey Musgraves, Kate York, Abby Sevigny and Joy Williams.Of the album, Kelly comments, A lot of my music is focused on suffering, or trying tounderstand the human condition through the lens of sufferingwhich probably soundstotally depressing, but its actually the flipside of that. Sometimes youve gotta go intothat darknessyou need to get lost and then figure out for yourself how to find your wayback. Thats the only way we can find pure joy, and really be thankful for the life wevebeen given.The release of Dying Star follows a breakout year for the Nashville-based artist, whosedebut EP, Halloween, was released last April to widespread acclaim. Of the music,Rolling Stone praised, shows a powerful grasp on storytelling gleaned from his loveof the Carter Family and Townes Van Zandt, but also a more ragged rock & roll soul: itsAmericana, if your Americana is Bruce Springsteen with an acoustic guitar, sung bysomeone who spins a little heavy metal too, while the HuffPost declared,simultaneously current and effortlessly timeless.Born in South Carolina, Kelly started playing guitar under the guidance of his dad, TimTK Kelly, a pedal steel guitarist who now performs in his band. Since his fatherworked for a paper mill and often changed job locations, Kelly grew up frequentlymoving, living everywhere from Alabama to Belgium, including time in Michiganwhere the young one-time figure skater went to train with an Olympic coach in the hopeof furthering his career, and where he first began writing songs. At 17, he moved to Nashville to live with his sister and went on to land a publishing deal with BMGNashville, placing songs with several high-profile artists.

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