Photo credit Brandon Dickerson.
“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
“This is six slices of musical honey.” – Cam Dilley, WMNF Tampa
“If spending hours together riding asphalt is as comfortable as the sound of ‘Easy on My Mind,’ the latest release from Kelley McRae, then hitch a ride in the backseat….the trip will be a good one. The pair swing and sway to the country, rock’n’roll and mountain music gathers in their songs.” – The Alternate Root
“With covers of artists like Townes Van Zandt and Steve Earle peppered among lovely originals, McRae’s well-pitched, educated Americana is neither snoozy folk nor country cheese. It’s got no pose or pretense, just purity between her graceful singing and his beautiful guitar work. Together, they’re the triumph of grace and soul over volume and glitter.” – Orlando Weekly