58 min

Adventurous Mission: How to Heal Through Music - Rorie Kelly The Long Island Sound - Where Music Discovery Begins

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A mission to heal through music.  If you want to know the person behind the music and the great artists that contribute to the Long Island Sound this is the episode for you. ? Every once in a blue moon, lady luck strikes, and your curiosity blossoms and fascinations develop as you discover someone new. This muse struck me as I was drilling down on my encounter with Rorie Kelly, a fierce and joyful singer/songwriter from Long Island. 
Rorie is not easily defined and that’s what I love about her unabashed style of music & muse. In this episode, there is no mask to remove from the artist, just raw honesty and joy to encounter. As I began to peel away at her catalog of music, I have discovered a thread of social justice and a beautiful voice for the marginalized in our society. Although we have never met face-to-face yet, I have been blessed to get a glimpse of a human that I want to know more about.  In unraveling the “mystery” of the Long Island Sound, I endeavor to reveal the person behind the music, and as with this episode, the journey goes just a bit deeper. 
We never discussed Neil Young during our visit, but his lyric has been making its way to my mind in thinking about Rorie, “Think of me as the one you’ve never figured”! Her battle cry and melodic scream are to bring healing through music. As a prophetic voice and lament on the way we might see with a new vision, I welcome her invitation as she speaks up for herself and her community! 
Walter Brueggemann said it well”
“The task of prophetic ministry is to nurture, nourish, and evoke a  consciousness and perception alternative to the consciousness and  perception of the dominant culture around us.”  
The new album Shadow Work is about shining a light in the darkness, getting real, getting raw, and healing wounds. “The practice of shadow work is about sifting through those parts of ourselves that we have pushed down and suppressed over the years,” the singer explains. “It’s about showing up for our whole selves and finding healing.”  The production is big, dark, and performed largely by just two people – Rorie herself, and her father and production partner, Kevin Kelly. “It was exciting to us to see just how much power we could pack into these songs as two humans in a studio with a vision,” says Rorie. The songwriting looks deeply into topics like self-worth, growth, and letting go, and how our culture treats people who don’t fit the mainstream “default.”
Rorie started a weekly Livestream series called Monday Night Muses, which streams every Monday night from 7-9 pm ET at twitch.tv/roriekelly. For more information or to contact Rorie, visit www.roriekelly.com.
Connect with The Long Island Sound Podcast:
Website: Https://GigDestiny.com/podcast Follow Steve Yusko, GigDestiny.com, and his adventures:  Website: https://www.GigDestiny.com 
Call the Listener Line (631) 800-3579 and leave your comments for our host and guests.Please Subscribe Here: Https://linktr.ee/thelongislandsoundpodcast
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A mission to heal through music.  If you want to know the person behind the music and the great artists that contribute to the Long Island Sound this is the episode for you. ? Every once in a blue moon, lady luck strikes, and your curiosity blossoms and fascinations develop as you discover someone new. This muse struck me as I was drilling down on my encounter with Rorie Kelly, a fierce and joyful singer/songwriter from Long Island. 
Rorie is not easily defined and that’s what I love about her unabashed style of music & muse. In this episode, there is no mask to remove from the artist, just raw honesty and joy to encounter. As I began to peel away at her catalog of music, I have discovered a thread of social justice and a beautiful voice for the marginalized in our society. Although we have never met face-to-face yet, I have been blessed to get a glimpse of a human that I want to know more about.  In unraveling the “mystery” of the Long Island Sound, I endeavor to reveal the person behind the music, and as with this episode, the journey goes just a bit deeper. 
We never discussed Neil Young during our visit, but his lyric has been making its way to my mind in thinking about Rorie, “Think of me as the one you’ve never figured”! Her battle cry and melodic scream are to bring healing through music. As a prophetic voice and lament on the way we might see with a new vision, I welcome her invitation as she speaks up for herself and her community! 
Walter Brueggemann said it well”
“The task of prophetic ministry is to nurture, nourish, and evoke a  consciousness and perception alternative to the consciousness and  perception of the dominant culture around us.”  
The new album Shadow Work is about shining a light in the darkness, getting real, getting raw, and healing wounds. “The practice of shadow work is about sifting through those parts of ourselves that we have pushed down and suppressed over the years,” the singer explains. “It’s about showing up for our whole selves and finding healing.”  The production is big, dark, and performed largely by just two people – Rorie herself, and her father and production partner, Kevin Kelly. “It was exciting to us to see just how much power we could pack into these songs as two humans in a studio with a vision,” says Rorie. The songwriting looks deeply into topics like self-worth, growth, and letting go, and how our culture treats people who don’t fit the mainstream “default.”
Rorie started a weekly Livestream series called Monday Night Muses, which streams every Monday night from 7-9 pm ET at twitch.tv/roriekelly. For more information or to contact Rorie, visit www.roriekelly.com.
Connect with The Long Island Sound Podcast:
Website: Https://GigDestiny.com/podcast Follow Steve Yusko, GigDestiny.com, and his adventures:  Website: https://www.GigDestiny.com 
Call the Listener Line (631) 800-3579 and leave your comments for our host and guests.Please Subscribe Here: Https://linktr.ee/thelongislandsoundpodcast
Call the Listener Line and leave us your impressions (631) 800-3579
Support the showConnect with us here: Https://linktr.ee/thelongislandsoundpodcast
If you like what you hear,click the link below to support us with a secure donation.
https://www.paypal.com/donate?token=lg4LOxiWjgFS8z75NJpziIIRYXvpvtm6oZ2VlYE5eedpGDcJ-YD1ybt

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58 min