Kelli Trottier ‘Can Smell the Rain’
Born and raised in the hotbed of musical tradition and innovation that is Ontario’s Ottawa Valley, Kelli Trottier discovered her passion for entertaining, learned her craft, and developed a distinctive style while still right at home.
Now, Kelli’s talent carries her to stages across North America, Europe, the Middle East, and the Far North, making fans and friends at every venue along the way.
Kelli’s musical odyssey of dance, fiddle and song began early in life as she studied and mastered the unique and fluid style of step-dance that evolved with the loggers and woodsmen of the historic Ottawa River watershed.
The fiddle was a natural extension of the dance; you just can’t have one without the other. And who better to learn from than the senior masters of Celtic and Scottish traditional music. Kelli learned well from these sources and then embraced the exuberant rhythmic fiddle and step dance styles of the French Canadian pioneers.
Every musical family needs a singer and a songwriter and Kelli’s family was fortunate that she had an amazing ear, a beautifully clear, natural voice, and the desire to use that voice at every opportunity. Learning the songs she loved from the artists she admired, and giving them wings with an effortlessly-developing style, soon led to the inevitable writing and performing of her own material.
Developing her art from these deep and lasting roots, while allowing the influences of contemporary music to help shape her performing and recording career has earned Kelli a dedicated and growing following and glowing accolades from promoters, organizers and fans.
With her new single released to country radio on Monday, March 12th, “I Can Smell The Rain”, Kelli is packing her bags and heading to British Columbia to tour her duo show. Stay tuned for further info.