Irene Kelley. Courtesy of the Historic Masonic Theatre.

Singer, songwriter and story teller Irene Kelley will perform at The Historic Masonic Theatre in Clifton Forge on Friday, Oct. 14 and 7:30 p.m.

Her songs have also been recorded by Little Big Town, Rhonda Vincent, Claire Lynch, Darrell Scott, The Whites, the Osborne Brothers, and Bill Anderson. She has performed at the Grand Ole Opry, the CMA Music Festival, Folk Alliance International, the American Music Festival and many other venues.  

Irene Kelley’s summer 2021 single, “Wild Mountain Stream,” ended up on top of the Bluegrass Today chart for the entire year. Then “Carolina Special” soared to #2 on the weekly Bluegrass Today chart. This spring, “Lonely” twice rose to the top of the Bluegrass Today chart five weeks apart.