Seasoned New Orleans-based songwriter, Kelcy Mae is pleased to announce the debut record, The Place That You Call Home , from her new music project, Ever More Nest. A band with an unmistakable Americana tilt, Ever More Nest pairs Kelcy’s signature poetic lyricism with a musical style that can set you simultaneously on a rural dirt road and a gritty, big-city street.
Produced by acclaimed songwriter and producer, Neilson Hubbard, the album hosts an exceptional cast of Nashville players including multi-instrumentalist, guitar-wizard Will Kimbrough and Grand Ole Opry staff fiddler, Eamon McLoughlin . The rhythm section consisted of Hubbard on drums and bassist Dean Marold . With heart-wringing pedal steel and guitar work, Kenny Hutson rounded out the small, powerhouse group of musicians who gathered in Hubbard’s intimate former personal studio (now Skinny Elephant Recording) in East Nashville with owner Dylan Alldredge at the controls.
Inspiration for the band name “Ever More Nest” came from a line in a poem by Mary Ann Samyn, which Kelcy found striking in its ability to evoke both a nostalgia for and discomfort with place. These ideas are cultivated throughout The Place That You Call Home , from the fallen trees of “North Mississippi” to the infinite stars of “Major Tom” or the streets of New Orleans in “Broken Bones.”
Find Ever More Nest on tour:
9/14 – Americana Fest – Nashville, TN
9/17 – The Town Pump – Black Mountain, NC
9/21 – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC
9/22 – Mystery Brewing Public House – Hillsborough, NC
9/23 – Baine’s Books & Coffee – Appomottox, VA
9/26 – Rockwood Music Hall – New York, NY
9/29 – Porch Fest – Rhinebeck, NY
10/25 – Ogden After Hours – New Orleans, LA