Style & Genre:
Americana / Alt-Rock / Alt-Country
Combining traditional southern bluegrass and country instrumentation with an independent rock sound, Kelcy Mae, a New Orleans Americana songwriter, hits a pitch perfect balance of alt-rock/alt-country that follows in the tradition of musical greats such as Natalie Merchant’s 10,000 Maniacs, Kasey Chambers, Lucinda Williams, Neko Case, Bonnie Raitt, and others. One of her great strengths as an artist lies in her subtlety — beautifully-nuanced lyrics and arrangements which reflect that very notion of human emotions. She leaves simplistic odes to love or lust or heartbreak to other artists and instead dwells in the fascinating space of sudden realizations and complicated reactions.
Half‐Light is the latest recording project by Kelcy Mae, and it marks her boldest foray yet into the rich tradition of pop music at its finest—energetic, smart and inventive. Expanding on her signature Americana style, the new album features infectious hooks and catchy melodies to accompany the poetic lyrics that are a Kelcy Mae calling card. The record is a beautifully done tribute to Kelcy Mae’s musical influences as it moves seamlessly from roots and folk‐inflected tunes to blues and rock ‘n’ roll arrangements. A nationally touring artist, Kelcy Mae has played all over New Orleans, including the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Kelcy Mae can perform
1) with a full 5-6 piece band with electric guitars, banjo, mandolin, violin, bass guitar and drums
2) as an acoustic quartet with acoustic guitars, banjo, mandolin, and upright bass
3) as an acoustic trio
4) as a duo or