Kelley Looney Wiki
Kelley Looney was 51 years old Nashville, TN. He was a bass player in Steve Earle’s band and he passed away and his death was confirmed by Eleanor Whitmore who is Earle’s violin player he wrote on Facebook “This one hurts a lot. Our dear friend & bandmate for the past decade has left this mortal coil. I don’t have a lot of words yet, but this picture makes me smile. Love to everyone that knew our sweet Kelley Looney.” He posted it on November 4, 2019.
Kelley Looney Career
According to his website, In 1988 I was hired by Steve Earle and we recorded the classic album Copperhead Road. I’ve been touring and recording with Steve ever since. I’ve also played with Deana Carter in some of the breaks when Steve did solo or bluegrass tours.
Since the end of high school, I’d played in local bands, most notably John Jackson and the Rhythm Rockers. I was in a couple of bands that did songs I’d written but I didn’t take it seriously until I learned to look hard at what I was trying to say and how to truly finish a song. All of the songs on my first album Black Sheep Blues were written from the mid-nineties until 2012. There’s more about that in the liner notes.
2015 finds me out on tour with Steve Earle and the Dukes who are myself, Will Rigby, Chris Masterson, and Eleanor Whitmore. I am now in the early planning stages of my next album which I hope to begin recording this fall. Add your email address to my mailing list and I will keep you posted, so stay tuned and all the best to every one of you.
Furthermore, he also mentioned that in 5th grade he began practicing flute and his first instrument was a balalaika and he bought while visiting his Aunt Francis in Germany in the summer of ’72. Later, in the same year, he got his first electric guitar.
In his college days, he met Eddy Shaver and was in a first professional band touring with Eddy and his dad, Billy Joe Shaver. Later, he got the opportunity and got the job playing with Connie Smith on the Grand Ole Opry from ’82 to ’87.
Additionally, he went on tour with Tom Kimmel opening for Heart on their smash Bad Animals tour and got his first taste of big-time rock touring. Also that year he met Gwil Owen, Jeff Finlin, Bart Weilburg, and Tony Crow and together they formed The Thieves. After getting a record deal with Capitol, they recorded Seduced By Money, which was produced by Marshall Crenshaw.
Kelley Looney Age
How old is Kelley Looney? He was born in 1968 and from Nashville, Tennessee. Kelley’s father was a bass player who played with Eddy Arnold, the Owen Bradley Orchestra, and Claude Thornhill, among others.
However, there is not much information about his father, mother, and siblings.
Kelley Looney Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth of him is $780K USD as of 2019.