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Brighter Than the Blues - Kelley McRae

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BRIGHTER THAN THE BLUES details a life on the road, from a glorious meal in New Orleans to a drive through the yellow hills of California, but musically, the album draws from McRae’s Mississippi roots. The album was recorded in Knoxville, TN in an old stone house dubbed “The Castle”, where Kelley and Matt spent the winter after 9 months touring across America. With microphones rigged from a chandelier in the Castle’s great room, the duo recorded and engineered the entire project themselves. The result is an album that delivers 11 stripped down tracks of heartfelt Americana in the vein of Patty Griffin and Lucinda Williams. McRae says the album sounds a whole lot like her live show. “We tried to keep it simple. Live, we have two guitars, two voices and some stomping, and that’s about it. I really wanted to capture the spirit of the live show.”

 
 
 

 



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Hi Kelley! this is Fernando from Lima,Peru, what a singer-songwriter you really are, i don’t how i’ve found you but let me tell you that i hear you from your first cd “Never be”, you’re amazing, your website is wonderful coz i can listen to your music and your beautiful voice, i wish you succes and good luck, i can declare myself your fan honestly, from many miles from your land here in Lima, Peru your friend…Fernando…Bye!

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Thanks so much, Fernando! I love that my music has found you all the way in Lima, Peru. Hopefully one day we’ll be able to tour in Peru! Thanks for listening and for your support. Best, Kelley

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I was recommended this web site through my cousin. I am no longer sure whether this submit is written via him as nobody else understand such targeted approximately my trouble. You’re amazing! Thank you!

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If you could message me with a few pointers about how you made this blog look this awesome , I would be appreciative!

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I cannot imagine a day without your voice! No need to say anything else…

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Thank you so much, Burak! Thanks for listening!! Best, Kelley

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Hi, Kelley!
I Dmitry, live in Tomsk, Russia. Your album “Brighter Than The Blues” is wonderful !!! I especially like songs “Alone”, “When the evening comes” and “Oh strange heart”.
Love and light!
Dmitry, now your huge fan from Russia.

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Thanks so much, Dmitry! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the album. Thanks for taking the time to let me know!! Best, Kelley

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Dropping a line to let you know how much I enjoy your music especially “johnny cash” . Just really nice folk to add to my collection. Your music is great and hope to catch you sometime in the future if your ever out in the Utah California Area. Keep writing that good stuff,

Cheers, Dan

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Thanks so much, Dan! Appreciate the support. And we would LOVE to get back out West. Had a blast there last fall. Thanks again…Best, Kelley

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Hi Kelley and Matt, just saw you last night from the Red Clay Theatre and man,i really enjoyed your music and your angel voice and harmoney. I am a definite NEW FAN AND FOLLOWER OF YOUR MUSIC. I was talking up your name and Matts BIG TIME during our meeting with Eddie Owen after the open mike night last night(1/7/13). In my opinion there should have been a TIE FOR FIRST PLACE…YOU AND jOSH Harty.
Hope you remember who this is…..i was the security and maintenance staff member at the corner table downstairs.It was a pleasure to talk with you and Matt and an honor for us here at The Red Clay Theatre …even if you did not win…bummmer for me personally….thanks for the CD, your beautiful music and your signing the famous wall of fantastic talent…..please , please , please , please come back to Duluth at the Red Clay Theatre soon….
God Bless to you both and all the best of luck in your career…YOU WILL GO FAR!!!!!
BOB

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Thank you so much, Bob!! I’m sorry I didn’t respond sooner – I just saw this comment! We LOVED getting to play the Red Clay Theatre and hang out with you. We so appreciate your support and can’t wait to see you again down the road! We are already in the process of trying to get back to Duluth, so fingers crossed we’ll see you again there soon. It’s a very special place you guys have there + such an encouraging thing to see so many people who are truly devoted to the music in the way that you and Eddie and everyone we met that night clearly are. It’s places like RCT that keep the fire burning! Thank you!!! See ya soon. Best, Kelley

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I think Matt and I have put a date in ink for a show in NC. Just listening to your music, again and again. You have to do Sparrow when you play here. Usually one song clicks and perks my interest–Sparrow did it for me.

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Thanks, Ken! I would love to play Sparrow when we play your show! I’m glad you’re enjoying the music and I’m looking forward to seeing you down the road. Best, Kelley

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Good morning,
Thought we would message you and thank you for a wonderful evening last night at Coleen & Josh’s home in Auburn.you were amazing and a pleasure to chat to.We hope you get the chance to visit Rhyl, in North Wales.UK.Should you manage find a venue close by you are more than welcome to stay at our B&B as our guests.Good luck to you both on your journey.Regards.Andrea & Dave Jackson

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Thank you, Andrea + Dave!! It was great to meet you guys. Thanks so much for coming to the show + for your kind words. I hope our paths will cross in Wales! If we can make it your way, we’ll definitely take you up on that place to stay. Thanks again! Best, Kelley

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