Shelly (Pellerin) Waters was born and raised in Rayne, Louisiana, the heart of Cajun Country. Her musical journey began at an early age, playing rhythm guitar in a Cajun French music band by age 11 and then fronting her her own country band by age 12. Now living in Charleston, South Carolina, Shelly performs in a variety of formats (solo, duo, and with her band) bringing to the stage a crowd-pleasing repertoire of original songs and well-chosen cover material. Her passion for music, captivating stage presence and deep South Louisiana roots shine through every performance.
A recent collaboration with Shrimp City Slim to modernize South Louisiana's swamp pop sound from a woman’s point-of-view led to Shelly's debut CD, Swamp Pop Princess. Hear that creative blend of Gulf Coast rock’n’roll, Cajun tradition, old-time country and New Orleans-style rhythm & blues when she performs with Shrimp City Slim or with the Shelly Waters Band.
Stay tuned for the next all original CD due out in 2014 when Shelly ventures out as a singer/songwriter on the country music scene with a collection of her own songs.