Kelly Bosworth is a singer, songwriter, teacher, and lifelong Ellie Grace fan. Kelly is pursuing a dual Ph.D. in ethnomusicology and US history and working on a dissertation about music, memory, and migration in the Pacific Northwest. Her heart is on the West Coast but she currently lives in Bloomington, Indiana where she reads books and plays music (country band Ruth & the Stones, old-time trio Whistler). An inaugural member of the Making American Music program at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, Kelly is currently a HASTAC Scholar with the Insitute for Digital Humanities and an Associate Instructor at Indiana University in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology.
Ellie and I worked out our harmonies in our family’s cabins in the Ozarks over a beautiful holiday weekend and snuck into the studio as the first snow of the year was falling outside. I can attest that these songs have been formed in deep and kind relationship, fueled by great meals, shaped by dangerous and sorrowful times, and are shared with great and loving hope for the world. Thank you, Ellie, for seeing the shape of the darkness and holding up a light. –Kelly Bosworth