...music + electronic press kit

BIO

McKenzie hails from the swamps of North Carolina where she grew up singing three part harmony in a church choir with her sister and mother, a Celtic folk musician. At eight years old McKenzie wrote her first song, called "Rock Princess." Since then, she has continually cultivated the crafts of songwriting and live performance with a focus on creating musical community.

Her original music is a stir-fry of soul, blues, and roots influences with a folk aftertaste, emphasizing the storytelling tradition. Bringing you a quirky, welcoming, and intimate stage presence, McKenzie’s music will leave you feeling connected and musically sated. Good to you and good for you!

She received musical training in her undergraduate university's choir, theatrical training from workshops at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts, NC Governor's School West, and was a National Shakespeare Competition semi-finalist. However, most of McKenzie's performance training comes from a life spent participating in jam sessions at festivals, on back porches, and around campfires. Having a regular yoga and meditation practice led McKenzie to begin performing improvisational acoustic new age/spiritual music at yoga studios and sacred music festivals. In addition to performing music, McKenzie curates community arts shows highlighting local talent, especially in Eastern North Carolina.

VIDEOS

INTERVIEWS

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PHOTOS

NEW MINI - ALBUMS, "Sometimes You Are Luminous" & "Athah"

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SELECTED PEPRFORMANCES

Breeder's Cup International Festival, Lexington KY, 2021

Wildfire Yoga Studio, Lexington KY, 2021

Molly's Community Cafe, Greenville NC, 2021

Sofar Sounds, Dallas TX, 2020

Community Art Party & Benefit Show at Room 108 Gallery, Greenville NC, 2019                                                        

Uptown Brewery, Greenville NC, 2019                                                                                                             

Love Wins Private Dinner Benefitting the ECU LGBTQ Center, Greenville NC, 2019                                                        

The Loft at Stillife Nightclub, Greenville NC, 2019                                                                                                    

Profound Sound Music Festival, Tarboro NC, 2019                                                                                                   

St. Anne’s Chapel & Yoga Studio, Tarboro NC, 2019                                                                                               

Purple Blossom Yoga Studio, Greenville NC, 2019                                                                                                   

Jarvis Street Bottle Shop, Greenville NC, 2019                                                                                                         

Pitt Street Brewing Company, Greenville NC, 2019                                                                                                  

Christy’s EuroPub, Greenville NC, 2019                                                                                                                  

Trollingwood Brewery, Greenville NC, 2019                                                                                                           

Spazz Fest X Singer-Songwriter Round Robin at Whirligig Stage, Greenville NC, 2019

Spazz Fest V Singer-Songwriter Round Robin at The Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville NC, 2014                                                                                             

CONTACT

email mckenzieshelton7@gmail.com for inquiries