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3×3: Kelly McFarling on Hip Hop, Good Docs, and Nap Time

Jul 11, 2017

3x3: Kelly McFarling on Hip Hop, Good Docs, and Nap Time

Artist: Kelly McFarling
Hometown: Born and raised in Atlanta, currently living in San Francisco
Latest Album: Water Dog
Personal Nicknames: McFarflung

What song do you wish you had written?

There are so many. Right now, I’m feeling “Swimming Song” by Loudon Wainwright III.

Who would be in your dream songwriter round?

Anaïs Mitchell, Patty Griffin, Andre 3000, Tom Petty, Gillian Welch, Carey Ann Hearst.

If you could only listen to one artist’s discography for the rest of your life, whose would you choose?

I could never choose just one, but currently I’m into 97.9, the OG hip hop station in Atlanta, as the soundtrack for all things.


IN NASHVILLE with this delicious deciduous babe. Playing the east room tonight!

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How often do you do laundry?

This event reveals itself to me with no consistency.

What was the last movie that you really loved?

I was blown away by 13th, the documentary by Ava DuVernay.

If you could re-live one year of your life, which would it be and why?

I’d love to go back to the time in early childhood that I can’t remember. I want to occupy the brain of my 3- or 4-year-old self and go back to when the world was still being formed on a basic level. People at that age are hilarious, messy, wide open beings. I’m envious of their nap schedules, authenticity, and constant discovery.

What’s your go-to comfort food?

I love to roast a chicken. It’s delicious, it makes the house smell amazing, and it makes me feel like a domestic queen with very little effort.

Kombucha — love it or hate it?

Love it.

Mustard or mayo?

Mayo. Mayo forever.

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