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Jasmé Kelly Showcases A New Album Rich With Soul And Blues

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Jasmé Kelly grew up surrounded by gospel and blues. in gospel and blues music. This sound influenced her latest album 'Lady Jasmé.'";

Triangle-based musician Jasmé Kelly grew up singing in church choirs and eventually decided to pursue music as an independent musician. Kelly combines her upbringing in gospel with popular blues and soul aesthetics in her new album called "Lady Jasmé."

Host Frank Stasio talks with Kelly about her evolution as a musician, and she performs live on guitar and vocals along with Delaney McQuaig on guitar and vocals, James Yourse on keys, Cedric Hardin on drums and Leticia Lumpkins on backup vocals.

Charlie Shelton-Ormond is a podcast producer for WUNC.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.