About Astra 2018-04-20T19:30:46+00:00

About Astra

Chicago native, Astra Kelly, is a pure talent with a lyric-based, melodic sound and soaring vocals. She is a career artist who has invested years into refining her craft. Her voice and message are intentional and unfeigned, while her songs replicate otherwise indescribable emotions. She infuses metaphysical and psychological metaphors into her lyrics: mirroring the genuine human experience and all the beautiful grit that goes with it. Her performances are passionate, full of energy and a powerful expression of her art and sound. Eclectic in style and genre, her original music draws from her soulful Chicago roots fused with indie folk and americana and she uniquely pays tribute to other artists. She’s toured the country extensively, performs well over two hundred shows a year and has released eight records on her own label. Influenced by folk, country, and bluegrass, her latest release, “Chasing the Light,” is a journey of transformation from the inside out and connects to a universal heartbeat.

Upon landing in San Diego, she immersed herself in the SD music scene as she launched and DJ’d the Homegrown Hour on KPRI, co-hosted NBC 7/39’s Streetside San Diego and organized and hosted numerous concerts showcasing local acts. Her music video was showcased in the SD Film Festival and she’s received seven SD music award nominations. She writes and produces music for up and coming talents, has managed four recording studios, is a vocal and songwriting coach and a national voice over artist. She’s one of those rare talents that has been able to carve out a formidable career in the entertainment industry, while staying true to her art.