Kelcy Mae's southern poeticism, commanding vocal performances, and genre-traversing albums have landed her comparisons to a varied group of famous songstresses including Natalie Merchant, Regina Spektor, Bonnie Raitt, and Shelby Lynne. Whether digging into her Louisiana roots and tapping her boots to an original honky-tonk tune or emoting alongside wailing electric guitars in a consuming 90s-esque, alt-rock trance, Kelcy Mae undoubtedly sings from the heart, which--to the benefit of audiences--is often right on her sleeve.
The New Orleans-based songwriter has penned three full albums, Half-Light (2014), Pennies in Hand (2011), and The Times Compiled (2007). On December 1, 2015, Kelcy released a holiday single, "Christmas With You (Merry Me)," with an accompanying music video crowd-sourced from home photos and videos of LGBT couples and allies as a celebration of this year's Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage.
She has earned a number of accolades among media in and around New Orleans, and in 2013, she was named a Pepsi "Southern Original" finalist in the first-ever national contest. In 2014, she was featured as an Emerging Artist at the SummerFest music festival in Milwaukee, WI.