Kelley James is a charismatic, singer-songwriter whose music is a mash-up of rock, pop, and the beachside vibes he grew up loving as a California native. Kelley’s signature sound creatively combines acoustic guitar with clever lyrics and freestyle vocal riffs that instantly convert all attendees of his live shows into loyal fans.
Kelley is a regular performer at PGA Tour events including the Birds Nest at the Phoenix Open, Farmer’s Insurance Rock Ball in San Diego, HP Byron Nelson Pavilion After Dark in Dallas, the NetJets Masters party in Augusta. James is a close friend of San Francisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito, and the two have shared the stage to perform together for Zito’s Strikeouts for Troops charity.
James’ most recent album, The Pattern Transcending, achieved a Top 20 spot on the iTunes singer/songwriter charts, displaying a progression of sound that has evolved through committed studio work and a tireless touring schedule.
June 27th, 2017 | Season 1 | 34 mins 50 secs
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On this episode of the ModGolf Podcast, we speak with musician, singer and songwriter Kelley James. Kelley shares how his Californian surf-inspired freestyle music has entertained audiences at PGA Tour events like the WM Phoenix Open. We learn how expanding the on-site fan and player tournament experience is a critical component needed to attract younger, new audiences to golf.