Watching Kelli Schaefer perform is an enthralling experience. The Portland native moves on stage with a subtle anxiety that adds urgency and importance to virtually every word she sings. And can she ever sing. Throughout her second album, No Identity, Schaefer’s voice shakes with intensity but she tempers its power with impressive control, effortlessly shifting from near screams to spoken word, sometimes within the same breath.
Kelli Schaefer joined us in the studios at OPB in Portland recently and performed songs from No Identity, a rock record that specializes in dark, moody, and sonically-complicated songs.
Watch videos from the performance above. Listen to her interview with State Of Wonder’s April Baer and download MP3s from her session with opbmusic here: