“Really good songs. You two have such great harmonies, and you have the ability to really lock in rhythmically with each other. You got pocket.” - David Wilcox
Brightwell & Moran
ECLECTIC ACOUSTIC MUSIC
Americana artist Kelly Brightwell and folk-rocker Woody Moran serve up catchy melodies and heartfelt messages with their collection of Eclectic Acoustic folk-rock tunes. This Portland, Oregon-based act has a sound reminiscent of The Civil Wars, Birds of Chicago, and UK band The Shires. They released their first EP under the project name “Radio Stranger” in 2016. Their follow up release scored high marks from Music Connection Magazine in November 2017, and they were included in the year's Best Unsigned Bands. That same year, they had an Official Showcase at the Folk Alliance Region-West Conference, and opened for David Wilcox's only Portland appearance.
Brightwell & Moran are the Global Award winners of the 2022 Talent is Timeless Songwriting Contest, and just released their Abbey Road recording of the winning song “Bare Boards”. “Land of Plenty”, their newest recording, comes out as a full EP in Spring 2023. Brightwell & Moran perform as a duo and a full band in the Pacific Northwest region, playing house concerts, listening rooms and festival stages. They are currently looking for licensing and placement opportunities.
"Brightwell & Moran are the real deal. This is fully revealed when they hit a live stage, captivating the audience right from the very first song. Tight harmonies; meaningful memorable melodies, lyrics and songs; audience rapport; and an impressive stage presence. Their show at Two Blue Roses in Eugene Oregon was outstanding and I can't wait to be able to book them again. Brightwell & Moran are a high quality, high energy performing duo." Jeanette Lundgren - Two Blue Roses House Concert Series
"There is something really unique about the sound of this duo. Kelly Brightwell and Woody Moran blend disparate voices with fine guitar work on their fluid, expressive compositions. Think a smoky uptown New York nightclub in the early 1960's, with two great singers who weave an irresistible spell."
Tom May - River City Folk syndicated radio show.