Where Will We Be Next ?

The ever-changing account of the Next Gig ~~  where you can come see us upcoming.

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We will be playing at

UpValley Vintners on July 5th 2014.

from 4:30 to 7:30 pm.

Please come to Calistoga for a lovely & relaxing courtyard patio concert while enjoying their tasty local wines .


Upvalley Vintners  is at 

1371 Lincoln Avenue , Calistoga 

Telephone:  707-942-1004

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You can also check in the above listings at top of page for full gig itinerary per category, by clicking

See us at UpValley Vintners

See us at Schug Winery

See us at Napa Farmers Market

and others…

Come See Us At Schug Winery !

Come See Us ! We will be playing at Schug Winery for a few dates this season. You can look at all of our Schug Winery performance dates  HERE

Next will be.

 Saturday July 26 th

 from 1 to 4 pm 

for a public event at   Schug Carneros Estate Winery

Address:   602 Bonneau Rd ,   Sonoma , CA

This is a casual tasting event with beautiful views from their patio outside of their wine cave.

We hope to see you there !

Up Valley Vintners Season Kick-Off

Well Friends and Friendly Listeners~~  our first gig is scheduled to play this coming Saturday,  on  April 26th at Up Valley Vintners. It is the first of hopefully many performances this season. (sorry for the late notice !)  We will be playing from 4:30 to 7:30 pm.

Incidentally, as we are playing lots there….

 **  Our schedule of performance dates at Up Valley Vintners is listed  HERE **

Bring a snack or picnic to enjoy with their wines, ((they don’t sell food))  and just hunker down for a spell.    They are a great place with lots of really nice people (and wines of course !)


Up Valley Vintners  (their website)

1371 Lincoln Avenue,  Calistoga

(one door past the big mint green bank building on the corner of Lincoln and Washington)

Phone : (707) 942-1004

What ?

Us … we, the Kelly & Jekel Duo !!!

Come listen to our mix of Bohemian Nouveau acoustic instrumental ORIGINAL music ~~ born & raised in the Napa Valley ~~ and traditional folk songs of Ireland , Scotland & British Isles.

When ?

Probably THIS coming SATURDAY`, 

so Look over on our Up Valley Vintners Performance Schedule

…. over HERE 

2014 Gig Season Preview

Hello Friends, it’s already middle of March, so close to Spring. John’s hands are healing wonderfully from carpel tunnel surgery last February, and yesterday we had our first practice in 40 days. We’re feeling very good about forthcoming gig season ~ we will be continuing at Upvalley Vintners in Calistoga , as well as some dates for Music In The Courtyard at Schug Winery in Sonoma, both for which I’ll post dates when we have the playing schedule.
However, we do have our dates for the forthcoming Napa Valley Farmers Market~ only four this year, though more may materialize in the coming months. As always, we hope to see you there!

def1e5f7cc1d9dfbe99c16baa963771dNapa Farmers’ Market 2014 schedule is set !  As we know, the market is still being held at 500 First Street (parking lot next to Oxbow Market).  We will playing our usual a mix of traditional folk songs of Ireland, Scotland & British Isles as well as our own instrumental compositions we have been busy polishing up. Ever listen to our self-proclaimed genre we call ” Bohemian Nouveau ” ?? Come and experience!

John Kelly sings and plays guitar, and Jennifer Jekel plays mandolin.

These are the dates we’re playing this year, please come see us !
June 3, Tuesday   8:30 am – noon
August 5,  Tuesday  8:30 am – noon
September 9, Tuesday   8:30 am – noon
October 28, Tuesday   8:30 am – noon

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Territory Ahead . . .

John & cast

Friends & Fellow Muses,  Take a close look at the photo here, and notice something is not right. Well, to tell the truth, everything is quite right, just that John has gotten a little lopsided. (( Dan of ” All-Star Guitars ”  notice that your guitar straps come in handy for other things than just guitars! )) . Due to John needing carpel tunnel surgery in *both* hands (this one being the first of two surgeries)  the duo will be taking a short break in our playing schedule for the next couple of months. We surely will be ready for the Napa Farmers’ Market when it comes around in May, though before then, we will stay busy with a lot of Kelly & Jekel Duo desk work which has piled to the ceiling.

Honestly, over the last two decades John has endured progressive numb pain in both hands, but especially his left, and so and he & we are only too happy to welcome any change that can only have a positive influence on our performance, tune-writing, and mountains of recording we have promised and will need to catch up on whence the healing is done.

Thank you for your interest, your patronage, and your friendship, we will be seeing you in the sun rays of Spring ~~~ and until the next post, Happy Trails To All.

Come See Us at Upvalley Vintners in 2014 !

We are hoping all of you will come see the Upvalley Vintners at least once this coming year. We are not sure how much longer the live music will be going on there, but we are booked for Saturday, January 4th, and will play from 4:30 to 7:30 as usual. Since Autum and Winter have rolled around, the Upvalley Vintners has had the live music inside, and it is wonderful !  Really, it’s been a great place for us to perform ~~ a great atmosphere and folk enjoying a good glass of wine, much like a house concert feel, with couches, and tables & chairs.   You really must come hang out with us for this next one.  We hope to see you there !

Thats  JANUARY 4th, Saturday,  4:30 to 7:30 pm

Enjoy tasting the wines and pair them with our Original Bohemian Nouveau acoustic instrumental music & Traditional Irish & Scots Folk Songs ~  Why? 

Because “Bohemian Nouveau originial tunes”  are  ‘born and raised’ right here in the Napa Valley, and you can experience it in the heart of it all ~~~ Calistoga !!!

Upvalley Vintners  is at 

1371 Lincoln Avenue , Calistoga 

Telephone:  707-942-1004

Come See Us At Upvalley Vintners (Autumn Dates added)

We have more dates now at the new venue which is called ” Music In The Courtyard ” at the Upvalley Vintners in Calistoga, on Saturday nights.  You can find our dates , which will pop up through Autumn hopefully, on our ” Come See Us @ Upvalley Vintners ” Page for you to check at any time.  But for now, here are our dates thus far :

Saturday July 26th,  from 4:30 – 7:30 pm

Saturday August 10th, from 4:30 – 7:30 pm

Saturday September 7th from 4:30 – 7:30 pm

Saturday September 14th from 4:30 -7:30

Saturday October 12th from 4:30 – 7:30pm

Saturday October 26th  from 4:30-7:30pm  Date has been changed to October 19th from 4:30 – 7:30pm

And , as its gotten chilly outside, and dark, we are now playing through Autumn inside !

Saturday  November  23rd,  from 4:30 – 7:30 pm

Saturday  November 30th,  from 4:30 – 7:30 pm

*** Enjoy tasting their wines and pair them with our Original Bohemian Nouveau  instrumentals  & traditional Irish &Scottish folk songs !

Upvalley Vintners  is at 

1371 Lincoln Avenue , Calistoga 

Telephone:  707-942-1004


Porchfest 2013 ~ On the porch of “Uncorked” !!!

jpgHello Everybody, we’ll be playing Porchfest 2013 , Sunday July 28th

from 3 pm  till  6 pm (after Tom Overton & Matt Chan)  on the porch of

Uncorked At Oxbow

Address: 605 1st St, Napa, CA 94559

We’ll be positioned in the sprawling event that is Porchfest, right across from the Oxbow Market this year,  playing mostly our original instrumental tunes, as well as traditional Irish & Scottish  British Isles Folk Songs.  Come hear our acoustic sound  we call “Bohemian Nouveau” . . . see you there !!!

For more information about who’s playing when and where, go to the

 Official Porchfest Website