The voice of young Kelly Sweet combines her emotional and spiritual sensibility with a crystalline tone. Born into a musical household in Cape Cod, Mass., Sweet gravitated to her dad's jazz piano-playing, learning musical notes soon after she could walk. Her first public performance followed at the Cape Cod Conservatory when she was four-years-old. Working regularly with a vocal coach, Sweet honed her skills as a performer by singing at state fairs, county festivals and community theaters. Barely 14, the singer opened for Kenny Loggins when his tour came through Las Vegas. And when her mom sent the Los Angeles Lakers a CD of her daughter singing, the team booked Sweet to sing the National Anthem three different times. One synchronistic encounter after another eventually led Sweet to a meeting with Grammy-nominated producer, arranger and songwriter Mark Portmann (Josh Groban, Celine Dion) in July of 2004. The meeting ended up being the most fateful appointment of her young career, resulting in her self-titled EP debut.