Wake The Dead
isn’t just what Austin, Texas-based singer-songwriter Mike Kelly does with his cutting edge country music. The title of his debut album also alludes to the story of his life and the event that prompted him to assertively reach for the musical brass ring. Great country songwriting awoke Kelly to the fullness of musical expression and prompted him to pick up a guitar and start writing and singing his own songs. Then a serious health crisis during which he technically died and came back more alive than ever kick-started his determination to make the most of his music and take it as far and wide as he can.