“Estate Sale Blues”

Bern Kelly to release “Estate Sale Blues” – the eighth and final single of monthly series

Nashville songwriter Bern Kelly is set to release a new single “Estate Sale Blues” (April 30th via Underpass Records). This release is the eighth and final of monthly pulp/noir inspired singles following this year’s: “When Condos Attack,” “Adelaide,” and “Hudson Street Taxidermy” as well as the 2020 releases: “Tina Walks into the Hardware Store,” “5 to 10,” “It’s 1988,” and “Arcadia.” This series of singles is also the first new music from Kelly since 2017’s acclaimed full-length album: Lost Films (“Instant Classic…9/10,” Glide Magazine).

The songs were written and produced by Kelly over the past year and feature Ben Dumas (The Wild Feathers) on drums and Travis Vance (Thomas Rhett) on bass. Each release is accompanied by pulp artwork designed by filmmaker and designer Jordan Noel (This World Alone).

“This collection finds characters toeing the line of right and wrong in the back alleys of their own lives” says Kelly. These narratives play out as short stories and include some questionable deeds both tangible and impalpable. “Estate Sale Blues” was inspired by the time I stopped at a neighborhood ‘Living Estate Sale,’ says Kelly. The person was still alive but selling everything in their home as is. Here we find a lonely and heartbroken ghost who is trapped in his house and also witnessing his own estate sale.”

Eight total singles will release monthly on all digital outlets through April 2021, with a ninth song available on the complete collection: ‘Fantastic Stories!’ which will be available as an album in May ’21.


Written, Performed, Produced, Engineered, and Mixed by:
Bern Kelly

Drum Set:
Ben Dumas

Bass Guitar/Synths:
Travis Vance

Patrick Damphier

Jordan Noel

Michael Butcher

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