When I first arrived in Vero, my mom would get up early to walk her dogs, so my dog Margot and I got in the habit of joining her and subsequently upon moving to Sebastian, Margot demanded that I continue that pattern. We got in the habit of long walks in Sacramento and enjoy them here too. I use walking to connect with nature, think, be grateful and work on song ideas. During the summer, the earlier the better! It’s fun to walk the neighborhoods, watching folks getting out the door early to start work and come Friday morning, the boats start heading out and you can feel some anticipation for the weekend in the air. It was the starting point for this song which is a collection of a few sights I’ve seen, and some fun I’ve had along the way. Todd Jones and I will be back at the Kilted Mermaid November 7th from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, and we hope you can join us for an evening of entertainment!
I am thrilled to be back at the Kilted Mermaid this Sunday, October 3rd, with the wonderfully talented Todd Jones. You may have caught one of his solo performances over at Havana Nights on the beach or seen him working with other bands around town. He’s a highly skilled guitarist whose leads are a great addition to my covers and originals. We hope you can join us for an evening of fun entertainment. 1/2 off select bottles of wine! You can follow Todd’s work on Facebook at Todd Jones Music
“Singer/songwriter Kally O’Mally has only lived in the area for a short time, but she is already making a name for herself at such local hotspots as Kilted Mermaid…”
Thank you to Mary Schenkel and VeroNews for introducing me to the area. Come out to the Kilted Mermaid on Sunday October 3rd from 6 to 9 pm. I’ll be playing lots of your favorite songs, my fun covers and featuring Todd Jones on guitar.
I’ll be playing the Wine, Women and Song show Sunday, Sept 5th from 6 to 9pm. I have some fun new covers and originals to share and the amazing Todd Jones will be sitting in with me on guitar. Half off select bottles of wine and a rowdy good time! Come out and enjoy the evening with us.
The Kilted Mermaid in Vero Beach has a lovely Sunday night series, Wine, Women & Song. Heather McRae and I are thrilled to be returning August 1st with some new songs in our set list and we’ll be ready to entertain. We appreciate all of the wonderful support of everyone who came out and if you missed the last one, be sure to catch this one. Here are some photos from July 11th:
We love what we do and are grateful for the opportunity to entertain. We’ll see you at the Kilted Mermaid August 1st. Keep an eye out for us as we add new show dates to the calendar along the Treasure Coast.
2018 was spent learning lots of new music and moving through some transitions. I was lucky to get to spend some time with family over the holidays and to have a little bit of respite from my job, which I spent making music. In addition to writing pop/americana/rockabilly types of songs, I also have an alter ego, DJ K-OM who creates electronica. You can check out my latest, Jellybean here:
Ally and I have some shows coming up. Friday, January 18th, we’ll be at the Fox and Goose with According to Bazooka!
And Feb 8th, we’re opening Kevin BaconFest at the Torch Club. You do not want to miss this! BaconFest is a blast. 6 local bands playing some of your favorite hits from Kevin Bacon movies.
We look forward to seeing you in 2019!
We’re back at the Goose on Friday night, August 31st and we would love to have you join us. Gavin Canaan and Ollie Morrish will get things rolling at 9pm and the 8 Tracks and I will be doing some of the new songs from my forthcoming album as well as some of my favorite covers. You gotta have faith when things get crazy so you can make a little magic or end up just another rolling stone dreaming about your very own Bobby McGee… I’m thrilled to have my sister Ally (Allyson Tretheway) joining us that evening. She’s got skills! #rockandrollviolin. She and I will be back at the Goose in our duo formation, “The O’Mally Sisters: Kally & Ally” on September 15th. We all look forward to seeing you soon.
I’ve been busy writing new songs and recording new material. I love the production and engineering aspect of making music. So I’ve been studying up, buying and using new plugins and getting better on the instruments. It’s been over a year since the last CD was released and the band and I have been working on learning enough cover material to have a good four sets of music. Our mix of covers to originals is about 50/50 and I’m always learning and adding more covers and writing new material. I learned several Janis Joplin songs last year and I find that when I’m delving into an artist, that I pickup stylistic gems that end up getting incorporated into my own new songs. I’m currently in my Linda Ronstadt phase and learning a bunch of her tunes. Though it was written by Little Feat, Linda’s version of Willin is one of my favorite songs at the moment. I just love singing that song.
I’ll be back at the Fox and Goose this Saturday my band The 8-Tracks. Blame the Bishop and Stephen Ruderman will be joining us on the bill. Come out and have a pint and a night of great music! 9:00 PM, 5 Dollar cover.
Keep checking back, I’ll have some new music out soon!
Sacramento just hit the Top 25 Cities to Live In list and our musicians and artists are not surprised. We’ve been talking about how lucky we are to live here for years. There are some great local hot spots featuring live music including local and touring artists. The Torch, Fox and Goose and Old Ironsides can easily quench your live music cravings. In these venues you’ll feel a bit more intimately connected to the performers, and when the house is packed, the fun is infectious. All three are home to fantastic local acts such as Loose Engines, Danny Morris and the the California Stars, 50 Watt Heavy, Joy and Madness, Mike Blanchard and the Californios, to name a few. For bigger acts coming through there’s Harlow’s and Ace of Spades and that’s not even taking into consideration the large venues such as the new Golden One Center. Hello Lady Gaga and Neil Diamond!!
The 8-Tracks and I will be at Old Ironsides on August 25th playing some new songs and some fun crowd favorites like “Time To Break All the Rules” and “Still Got the Honey.” Come out and have some fun!
Danny Morris and the California Stars playing at The Shack in East Sacramento.
Loose Engines at The Torch
Mom said,”can I borrow your pink sneakers?” I looked at her and thought about it, “for the detail? That’s kind of gross.” “I think it’s perfect!” she said and after all, it was the ’80’s. I let her take them. They were this color pink. She bought them for me so I didn’t feel right saying no, “Yeah, sure” I said “try not to get them too dirty.” She was using them for an undercover prostitution sting operation that was happening in the turnpike rest areas in Florida, near Orlando.
When you’re the child of two cops the dinner table conversation is a bit different. We discussed all sorts of criminal behavior, how economy affects crime rates, recidivism, whether evil really exists or is the result of environmental causes and desperation. We chatted about every type of traffic infraction and car crash. It becomes household lingo. You get used to cleaning guns as part of the weekend chores and schooled on the “realities” of life and the misery that some folks face. So mom comes back with some interesting stories. One in particular was of this trucker/john she arrested. During the training, undercover agents are taught how to avoid “entrapment.” One way is get the john to say what he wants and how much he’s willing to pay. This guy offered her 5 bucks for a blow job. “Can you believe he only offered me 5 Dollars!?!” she said. I was really surprised, “only 5 dollars?, wow, that’s cheap!” I said. This was probably around the time when the movie Pretty Woman was out, so I was thinking we’re talking some real money here, certainly not 5 bucks. Well that was it for Joe. He got carted off to the hoosegow.
Her book is out. It’s called, “Behind Her Miami Badge.” and you can get it on Amazon: It’s a great read and it’s real life. I remember the stories so well. For some reason I see Reese Witherspoon playing her in this as a movie or series…
I was out one evening playing a show with my buddy and fellow songwriter, Jenn Rogar and I told her that story and she said, “that sounds like a song.” I thought about it and couldn’t quite wrap my brain around what that could sound like.
Creativity is like gardening. You plant a seed and give it some water and before you know it you’ve got a flower or a story about a truck driver named Joe. This refrain popped up and the story fell together on a Saturday morning. It’s a little punk, a little rock and roll and as my sound engineer buddy put it, “the first time I’ve ever heard anyone use the Miranda Rights in a song. You can buy it here on Amazon or Itunes
You can hear it here on Youtube as well.