KelsiCote was formed in Santiago de Chile in 2013 as a duo with singer-songwriter, Kelsi Lee (USA), and composer and guitarist, José Manuel Godoy (Chile). Together they crossed the Andes mountains and traveled through Argentina interviewing interpreters and original composers of folklore and popular music. In 2015 they recorded their first album, “Blanco”, self-produced in Santiago de Chile, and received a music and culture award by the Chilean government to tour in the U.S. with Chilean musician, Pablo Espinoza. Near the end of 2015 and beginning of 2016, KelsiCote was invited to perform original songs at distinct venues in the U.S. and realize workshops on South American rhythms and styles at several universities in the state of Indiana, including Indiana University in Bloomington, Butler University in Indianapolis, Saint Francis University and IPFW in Fort Wayne.
KelsiCote recorded their second studio album “The Hum” in 2016 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in collaboration with percussionist Colin Boyd, bass player, Jesse West and principal violist for the Ft. Wayne philharmonic, Derek Reeves. That same year, a track from the same album, Ithaca, was selected as the best Rock Pop song of the year at University of St. Francis. In summer of 2016, they were invited to perform on the main stage at one of the largest summer festivals in Indiana, The Three Rivers Festival, garnering an extensive reception of local press as well as a diverse following. In 2016 and 2017, KelsiCote was invited to record for the program Meet the Music on the public radio station WBOI, consisting of two programs in studio and one live performance at the C2G Music Hall. In 2018 they released their hit single track “Dancin’ In Your Place” recorded at Fretless Studios, as well as their first holiday rendition of "Silent Night" in various languages, which was played extensively on regional radio programs. In 2022 recorded Ayün with amazing musicians from Chile, Argentina and USA. Currently, KelsiCote is recording their 4th studio album and performing live as a duo set as well as with KelsiCote Amig@s, including violin, upright bass and percussion.