Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Smoother Than Whiskey; Judah Kelly Brings Soul and Substance to Muster

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Smoother Than Whiskey; Judah Kelly Brings Soul and Substance to Muster

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JACOB CARSON

Reporter

jacob.carson@gympietimes.com.au

WHAT an entrance.

The past few months have been a whirlwind for young guitarist and singer Judah Kelly.

Fresh from his win on The Voice, its been a non-stop onslaught of touring and recording.

But audience members at the Gympie Muster Main Stage wouldn't have known that as Judah and his band ripped into a cover of Prince's Purple Rain -- cloaked, naturally, in purple stage lights.

"I've played the Muster before, but as a session player and a guitarist," he said yesterday ahead of another performance at the festival.

"Eventually I wanted to come out and sing, and to do my own thing -- so I entered The Voice, won, and now here we are."

Backed by an impressive roster of touring musicians, Judah's set was a celebration of blues and soul -- and an excellent showcase of his talents as a musician.

As it turns out, he's just as good on guitar as he is with a microphone in front of him. …

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