The Florida Times Union has declared Chelsea Saddler "The second coming of Joni Mitchell". Old City Life & WFCF have called her "Springsteen-esque". She has been named the daughter of Janis Joplin and the queen of women songwriters - past and present. The music wears dusty, old leather boots with gravel in the soles and holes worn in the toe. Her axe swings heavy in the summer heat and you can feel the blues inside of her bones. High energy, electric vibes, and life-changing lyrics. As Chelsea played a one hour set on NPR's “Roots and Branches” in Tennessee, she described her greatest influences as Lightning Hopkins, Odetta, Leonard Cohen, and her “behind closed doors” musician father. Originally from Jacksonville, FL, Chelsea has been performing in the southeast for the past decade and has released two original albums: “The Restless Windstorm" and "The Gallows." Chelsea currently travels often within the US, playing the VIP lounge for The Bacon Brothers and Billy Bob Thorton in Kansas City, MO and has opening for national touring artists Melissa Ferrick, Mount Moriah, Susan Werner, and David Olney. She is an award-winning songwriter and has been featured on NPR Johnson City, NPR Jacksonville and The Blue Plate Special in Knoxville. She has performed at The Florida Folk Festival, The Will McLean Fest, The Gamble Rogers Festival, and made her Magnolia Fest debut in October 2014, shared the line-up with Lyle Lovett, Jason Isbell, EmmyLou Harris, Mavis Staples, JJ Grey & Mofro, and Bela Flek. She is currently recording her third album entitled

"The Offering".

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