Few powerhouse talents are capable of taking a vision from inception all the way through to product and Kally O’Mally is one of them. O’Mally hails from a Kentucky lineage that has generations of musical roots, “I was enthralled by the music of my youth and far more interested in the stereo than the television. My parents had a classic country and Southern Rock record collection that consisted of Loretta Lynn, Waylon Jennings, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Anne Murray, Barbara Mandrell and others.” That love of music laid the foundation of what’s clearly a longtime pursuit towards mastery and a willingness to push her own limits to bring her music to fruition.
O’Mally grew up in South Florida which helped cultivate her deep love of world musics and Latin rhythms. “South Florida is steeped in an incredible variety of world sounds, rich horn sections and energetic percussive beats; congas, bongos, steel drums, you name it. Anything to get people grooving and dancing and having a good time. When I’ve accomplished that, I’m happy.” O’Mally has a particular knack for combining styles and can move from writing a classic traditional sounding song like, Bourbon on my Deathbed to the more raucous and tongue in cheek, Wild West Medicine Show. An admitted computer geek with a competitive side, she was inspired to jump into sound engineering so she could fully execute her musical vision. Being a multi-instrumentalist makes it even easier for her. O’Mally is at home and comfortable playing guitar, keyboard, bass, ukulele and a whole host of percussion instruments.
O’Mally currently resides in Northern, California (Sacramento), where she performs live throughout the region.