Sounds Like: Natalie Merchant, Aimee Mann, Gillian Welch, Lucinda Williams, Neko Case
Label: Parish Road Music
Bio: Combining traditional southern bluegrass and country instrumentation with an independent rock sound, Kelcy Mae hits a pitch perfect balance of alt rock/alt country that follows in the tradition of musical greats like Natalie Merchant’s 10,000 Maniacs, Casey Chambers, Lucinda Williams and more.
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“It doesn’t always take a deep groove to get your attention, but one heck of a hook will certainly do the trick. And New Orleans-based singer-songwriter Kelcy Mae shows off a handful of them on her latest EP, Half-Light. This isn’t your typical Big Easy record. [...] More Natalie Merchant than Hurray for the Riff Raff, more country than alternative. Half-Light is the kind of record that is best appreciated when it is given the spotlight, in a dimly lit room filled with artistic expression, in an atmosphere that fosters reflection. Mae sings about places that we have all been before—not physical places, but the deepest chambers of the heart that bleed when it breaks and race when all is perfect. ...this underground artist knows how to write a good lyric and is just waiting for the right person to hear it.”