“Kelley moves effortlessly…from songs of loss and decay to hymns of love and grace.”– Paste Magazine FOUR STARS

Based out of Austin, TX, Kelley McRae called Brooklyn home for years before teaming up with guitarist Matt Castelein in 2011, when the duo traded in their NYC apartment for a VW camper van and hit the road full time. Thousands of miles and hundreds of shows later, they’ve toured coast to coast in the US, played to packed rooms across Europe, sold-out the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville as well as the Green Note in London, and continue to build a passionate and dedicated following on the strength of their live show. The new release THE WAYSIDE, debuted at #7 the EuroAmericana radio charts and hit #4 on the Roots Music Report Top 50 Contemporary Folk Album charts, and continues to impress critics. “McRae is the real deal, bringing some rare depth to the newschool Americana genre.” – New York Music Daily

Performed at: The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, The Green Note in London, Rockwood Music Hall in New York, The Red Clay Theatre in Atlanta, The Blue Door in OKC, Poor David’s Pub in Dallas, The Town Hall Theatre in Westport, Ireland, and more.
Festivals:The Kerrville Folk Festival as 2016 New Folk Finalists, The Riverbend Festival in Chattanooga, TN, The Forecastle Music Festival in Louisville, KY, NXNW in Toronto, Rhythm N Blooms Festival in Knoxville, TN, Great River Folk Festival in Lacrosse, WI,and more.
Performed Alongside: Justin Townes Earle, Dawes, Nikki Lane, Kim Richey, The David Wax Museum, Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys, Carolina Story, Carter Sampson, Heather Maloney, and more.
Music Featured: Mtv, Lifetime’s “Army Wives”, WNYC’s Soundcheck, American Airlines commercial, Unicef commercial, NPR, and more.
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“The last songs that made me cry were by a young New York singer, Kelley McRae.”– filmmaker Wim Wenders, San Francisco Chronicle

“McRae is the real deal, bringing some rare depth to the newschool Americana genre.”– New York Music Daily