Songs from Life
Thanks for visiting my music page. I sing and write for my own pleasure, and I have been lucky to find others who appreciate what I create. I hope you are one of those people. Further down, you will find recordings of many of the songs I have written. I invite you to listen to them and enjoy.
My latest song is Somebody Lied. This was inspired by a conversation I had with Phil Shapiro and Toby Walker. As often happens, we were reflecting on the joys of growing older. Phil said he had heard things were supposed to get easier at some point and Toby replied "somebody lied".
Bio and Background
Terry Kelleher is a singer, song writer and musician who occasionally performs in public around Ithaca and Binghamton. He has a deep appreciation of story songs, but is attracted to humorous songs. He performs a wide range of contemporary folk music in addition to his own originals.
Terry has been described as “an interpreter of the strange”, with a great love of songs by Steve Goodman and John Prine. He gathers songs from many sources, covering topics from alien abduction to cannibalism and from pirates to broken appliances. His original songs offer a view of life from a perspective colored with humor and an appreciation for the strange twists of life.
When writing about himself, Terry often will write in the third person, to make it sound like someone else wrote it.
Terry performed with the group Gaskill Road, along with Russ Baker and Dannielle Spindler-Swart. He has also been a member of the Finger Lakin' Good Band and has performed with Evergreen.
Terry plays a Taylor 855 12-string, a Taylor 315Ce and a 6-string almost Martin that he built from a kit.
Looks That Way To Me
I finally put a few a few of these songs on a CD. My little production studio in the basement can crank them out faster than you can listen to them.
These are the songs I have included:
- Twelve Steps
- The Inland Privateers Waltz
- The Coming of Winter
- Clouds on the Horizon
- Mr. Gitler
- Junk Mail From Aliens
- Feeling So Bad
- Diane Pays the Bills
- Not My Song
- No World Without You
- Somebody Lied
CDs are $10 each if you get it directly from me and $13 ordered on-line and shipped to you (US and Canada). You can order using PayPal
Recent and Upcoming Appearances
Nothing currently scheduled.
Songs by Terry Kelleher:
Click the record to hear the song, and Lyrics to see the words. For permission to copy, reprint or record, contact Terry Kelleher at 607-351-6456 or by
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|Songs by Terry Kelleher|
|The Inland Privateers Waltz||*||Lyrics|
(based on John Prine’s Blue Umbrella)
|Clouds on the Horizon||Lyrics|
|Diane Pays the Bills||Lyrics|
|Feeling So Bad||Lyrics|
|Junk Mail From Aliens||Lyrics|
|No World Without You||Lyrics|
|Not My Song||Lyrics|
|The Coming of Winter||Lyrics|
|The Perseids Over Ithaca||Lyrics|
|The Return of the Light||Lyrics|
|You Ain't Washin’ Nowhere
(based on Bob Dylan’s You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere)
|From the Intro Through Refrain
(based on From the Cradle to the Grave
by Leo Kottke and Ron Nagle)
All songs Copyright © Terry Kelleher. All rights reserved.
All lyrics by Terry Kelleher. All melodies by Terry Kelleher except as noted.
*The recordings of Twelve Steps and The Inland Privateers Waltz include Carrie Shore on fiddle and vocals and Dannielle Spindler-Swart on banjo and vocal. Thanks for the help!
Dannielle Spindler-Swart performs with the Cotton Mill Girls, together with Debra Chesman and Trish Englehard. She also performs with Hope Greitzer in the Fiddling with Books program to libraries and schools.