Wednesday, 15 April 2015

KELLEY McRAE DUO - Monday, April 20, 2015

Kelley McRae and Matt Castelein return to BAG @ Mick Murphy's, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare, on Monday, April 20. Doors: 8:30pm; Gig 9:15pm sharp. Admission: €12 at the door. These guys have a sweet, sweet sound; don't miss 'em!

Kelley McRae has played over 400 shows in the past 4 years, toured coast to coast in the US, played to packed rooms across Europe, sold-out the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, and continues to build a passionate and dedicated following on the strength of their live performances.  Paste Magazine's 4 Star review raves “Kelley moves effortlessly from the mournful tones of the plantation to the celebratory swing of the saloon, from songs of loss and decay to hymns of love and grace.”  BBC Radio host Bob Harris calls the songs ‘brilliant', and acclaimed film maker Wim Wenders told the San Francisco Chronicle that Kelley's songs move him to tears.

A review of the new album - 'Easy On My Mind':
“With a couple of guitars and a seemingly bottomless supply of effortlessly gorgeous harmonies, McRae and Castlelein have taken their tranquil, often mesmerizing style of Americana and modern folk across the U.S. and Europe…The duo’s mix of heartland acoustic country and contemporary songwriter folk is present again on McRae’s fine new Easy On My Mind. Written in a Carolina Smoky Mountains cabin and recorded in Austin, Texas, the EP’s six songs display few theatrics and little angst but a lot of coolly measured Americana, every note, every line a marvel of down-to-the-bone minimalism and quiet, soulful pondering.”  – Direct Current

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