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Kelcy Mae


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Country rock

Status:

Most recent release, "Christmas With You (Merry Me)" (seasonal single, 2015); most recent full-length release, Half-Light (2014)

See also:

Kelcy Mae's site

Kelcy Mae's MySpace page

Comparisons:

The Be Good Tanyas, Kasey Chambers

Covers/own material:

Own, occasional co-written, and traditional

General comments:

Kelcy Mae's music has a nice rootsy quality. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Recommended first album:

Pennies in Hand is the only one we've heard

Recordings:

  • The Times Compiled (2007)
  • Pennies in Hand (2011)
  • The Fire (EP, 2013)
  • Half-Light (2014)
  • Christmas With You (Merry Me) (seasonal single, 2015)

Pennies in Hand

Release info:

2011—Parish Road Music

Availability:

See Kelcy Mae's site

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Kelcy Mae—vocals, guitar, electric guitar, percussion, piano, ukelele, keyboards, bass

Guest artists:

Lucy Cordts—banjo (2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11); mandolin (6); additional vocals (5, 7, 8, 11)
Andrew Lade—drums (3); ; additional vocals (5)
Tom Marron—harmonica (2, 4); fiddle (2, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11); violin (5)
Bad Andy (Andy Neubauer)—guitar (2, 4, 11); electric guitar (8, 10)
Marc Paradis—cello (3)
Owen Jon Romero—bass (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11); additional vocals (5)
Kyle Sharamitaro—drums (2, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12); percussion (8)
James Singleton—upright bass (7)
Ian Smith—horns (5)
Tom Stern—electric guitar (6)
Joe Adragna—additional vocals (4)
Allison Vertovec—additional vocals (5, 8)
Matthew Bains—additional vocals (5)
Mark Fernandez—additional vocals (5)
Robin Pearce—additional vocals (5)
Wesley Samms—additional vocals (5)
Beverly Skillz—additional vocals (5)

Produced by:

Kelcy D. Wilburn (Kelcy Mae)

Comments:

Kelcy Mae has a really nice rootsy sound, and a cool way with her own songs. The traditional "Moonshiner" gets a powerful reading that she really nails. "Down to the river" is a dreamy and suitably country tinged song with a gorgeous lead vocal. "Take your time" sees her in a relaxed mood, her lovely vocals set to a good tune. It's a wonderful album. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Half-Light

Release info:

2014—Parish Road Music

Availability:

See Kelcy Mae's site

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Kelcy Mae—vocals, backing vocals, rhythm guitar; additional percussion (1, 12)

Guest artists:

Alex McMurray—lead guitar (1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11)
Sam Cordts—lead guitar (2, 4, 5, 6)
Jason Rhein—bass guitar (1, 7, 9, 11); additional percussion (2, 3, 8, 10, 12); backing vocals (2, 8, 9 10, 11)
Chris Nicotera—bass guitar (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Rick Nelson—upright bass (8, 10, 12); strings (1, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13); piano (1, 9, 10); organ (11); backing vocals (2 8, 10)
Andrew Campanelli—drums (!, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12)
Joseph Stolarick—drums (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Lucy Cordts—banjo (2, 4, 9, 10); mandolin (6, 8)
Mitch Palmer—lap steel & slide (1, 7, 8, 10)
Eric Rodriguez—electric violin (9)
Madelyn Gelpi—piano (11); backing vocals (2)
Michel Girardot—organ (3, 5); rhodes (3)
Ian Smith—trumpet (1, 3, 5, 7); trombone (1, 7)
Jimmy Brinkman—trombone (3, 5)
Travis Blotsky—saxophone (3, 7)
Tom Marron—harmonica (5) Josh Cole—additional percussion (9)
Alexandra Scott—backing vocals (1, 7, 1)
Alexis Marceaux—backing vocals (1, 2, 7, 10, 11)
Vanessa I. Niemann—backing vocals (4)

Produced by:

Kelcy D. Wilburn (Kelcy Mae) Jason Rhein, and Rick Nelson

Comments:

Kelcy Mae's new album is poppier than her previous effort, but it has the same rootsy sound, and some great songs. "Bright eyes" is a yearning song with a strong chorus that really works. "Favor" is a very poppy song that Mae brings her unique flavor to. "My Love" is a catchy, yet still grounded song with some nice touches to it. "King of Tennessee" is dreamy and has a great sound, just like all of her songs do. It feels lived-in in a good way. She's made another fine album. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)


Thanks to Anna Maria Stjärnell for work on this entry.

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