about Ever More Nest

Ever More Nest, the music project from New Orleans-based songwriter Kelcy Mae, released its lauded debut album on October 12, 2018. As Ever More Nest, Kelcy has adopted a full-fledged Americana style that has drawn comparisons to Gregory Alan Isakov, Gillian Welch, and Nanci Griffith. Kelcy’s oft-lauded poeticism remains a calling card of her songs and is on full display on The Place That You Call Home.

Produced by 2018 Grammy-nominated producer Neilson Hubbard (Mary Gauthier), the album accentuates the best of Kelcy’s emotive, authentic voice, delicate yet driving guitar work, and honest, observational songwriting that poses the universal question: “Just where do I belong?” According to Folk Radio UK, “The answer is clearly in any discerning Americana CD collection.” The album is available on all digital sales and streaming platforms. 

Ever More Nest is currently touring the United States with band arrangements ranging from a guitar duo to a full seven-piece band with two guitarists, banjo & mandolin, pedal steel, fiddle, bass and drums. 

Ever More Nest has performed at numerous music festivals and venues/listening rooms, including the John F. Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, Milwaukee’s SummerFest, New Orleans' French Quarter Festival, and more. Ever More Nest’s debut continues to garner praise from local, national, and international media. The album was nominated for Best Alt-Country Album in the 2019 Independent Music Awards and named to Offbeat Magazine's list of Top 50 Albums of 2018. Ever More Nest and The Place That You Call Home were nominated for Best Country/Folk/Singer-sonwriter Artist & Album in Offbeat's Best of the Beat Awards. The single, "Major Tom," was named a semi-finalist in the 2017 International Songwriting Competition


  • Independent Music Awards: Nominated for Best Alt-Country Album 2019
  • Offbeat Magazine: Top 50 Albums of 2018, nominated for two Best of the Beat Awards - Best Country/Folk/Singer-Songwriter Artist & Album
  • Unsigned Only Music Competition: 2020 Semi-Finalist for Adult Contemporary for "Major Tom"
  • International Songwriting Competition: 2017 Semi-Finalist for "Major Tom" 

what they're saying

Brilliant... a beautiful tapestry weaved from thought-provoking messages and Wilburn’s honest soul.”

No Depression

Kelcy Mae's newest endeavor is planted musically somewhere between New Orleans zest and Tennessee cool, riding that line into a new blend of Americana to titillate.”


With Ever More Nest’s clear, soaring, emotive vocals and top shelf musicians, this is a can’t miss recording.”

Country Standard Time

Throughout, the poetic lyrics and atmospheric music impress; but this CD’s biggest strength may be Kelcy’s vocals. ”

No Depression

Ever More Nest marries folk and Americana elements with heartfelt grit and ambient sensibilities. ...Poetic, intimate lyrics and sweet, lilting melodies carry us through songs rife with the pain and passion of human experience.”

Atwood Magazine

Always a literate writer, she manages to work some grabbing images into these graceful tunes...It’s worth spending some time with this disc to catch all the details.”

Offbeat Magazine

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