2022 IBC finalist Dottie Kelly is a powerhouse blues singer, with over 20 years of performing experience.
Born in West Palm Beach, FL, Dottie sang in a Baptist church, which is where she developed her talent for singing. She would later follow her Aunt Betty Padgett, a well-known singer out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, to her various shows. Aunt Betty Padgett eventually asked Dottie to sing background with her and Joey Gilmore.
From that point on, Dottie has traveled to various states, and opened for many artists from around the world. Those experiences mixed with pure raw talent, have made her a bona fide soul singer.
Dottie released her 1st promo CD in 2012 and Single Dec 2020. "I Don't Want No Man Like You". Now released CD in Mar 2022 “Dancing Shoes”
She has been requested to perform on several occasions with Darrell Raines, Otis Cadillac, TKBlu Band, Ladies of Soul and Legendary Joey Gilmore band, just to name a few. Her soulful voice and natural stage presence is a force to be reckoned with.
Dottie Kelly and Darrell Raines, a duo act, made it to the IBC finals in Memphis on May 10, 2022.
“Dottie Kelly has long been a staple of our concert music series here at the Cumberland County Playhouse. Her smooth sound and comic wit keep our audiences laughing and entertained. It is always our pleasure whenever we are able to get her on to one of our stages.”
SAM HAHN, CONCERT PRODUCER,
CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE)
“I love Dottie! Book her now. You won’t regret it!”
DAVID S., OWNER AND MANAGER, COTTON MOUTH SOULFUL BISTRO
ACCOLADES AND AWARDS
2022 IBC Finalist 2022, Solo/Duo - Dottie Kelly & Darrell Raines