Be careful not to cross New York City chanteuse Kelli Rae Powell
. You just may end up in one of her songs. But at least shell by sly about it. If I change just one detail in the story, hell never think its about him, she says. Change the color of the eyes, and you can say whatever you want. The Nebraska-bred singer-songwriter had theatrical aspirations in college, but she soon changed direction, penning girly torch songs on a ukulele. I have a melodramatic disposition, she says. I want to break some hearts and make audiences feel what I went through. Powell is now on tour, supporting her debut album, The Scandalous Accounts of My Youth, which was a hit in N.Y.C.s sidewalk cafés. She cant wait to play it for the rest of the country. Im getting out of the city for a while and coming home in a way, she says. Im curious to see if [others] will accept my music.
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