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Released April 7th, 2016 with a record release show at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, THE WAYSIDE debuted at #7 on the Euro-Americana radio charts, hit #4 on the Roots Music Report Top 50 Contemporary Folk Album chart, and has continued to impress: “Beautiful music with stunning, delicate vocals. Made with such a high sense of good taste. With hundreds of new releases each year, there are maybe ten or twenty magical moments. The Wayside is one of those moments.” – Mike Penard, Radio France. “McRae is the real deal, bringing some rare depth to the newschool Americana genre.” – New York Music Daily. “Kelley can do no wrong. This latest cd, The Wayside, shows Kelley rising to her amazing potential.” – New Folk Radio. “GREAT, GREAT, GREAT. Such nice guitar playing, such nice vocals and such beautiful songs.” – Jan Willem Bos, Delta Rhythm. “The Wayside will propel an excellent Kelley McRae to the top of the charts” – Martin van der Laan/Country Stew/Radio Compagnie. “This is pure magic.” – Hans de Boer, Radio Loco Americana.
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Recorded in Austin, TX at Ramble Creek Studios and released January 27th, 2015, EASY ON MY MIND hit #8 in the Euro/Americana radio charts and has continued to garner rave reviews. “The songs are real jewels, the voice takes the breath away and the sound is like a warm bath.” – Jan Willem Bos, Delta Rhythm, “McRae and Castelein have been regularly compared to Welch and Rawlings, the latter should take that as a real compliment.” – Folk Radio UK, “Marvelous, wonderful, splendid, magnificent…the music is so beautiful, the sound, the songs, the vocals, everything leads to emotion.” – Mike Penard, Radio France, “This is six slices of musical honey.” – Cameron Dilley, WMNF Tampa