Kelcy Mae's holiday single, "Christmas With You (Merry Me)," is officially available for download, and the touching music video celebrating this year's Supreme Court decision is up! Watch the video now below, and visit the Music page to download the single or purchase a limited edition, signed, and numbered CD of the single.
The song will also be available on iTunes, Amazon, Google, and other online music stores as well as streaming services such as Spotify. While we love streamers, please show your support for the music by making a purchase! Don't forget to add the song to your holiday playlists and to share it and the video with your loved ones. Happy holidays from Kelcy Mae & Parish Road Music!
A few months ago, Kelcy Mae was interviewed by Kim Vu on the Milo's Music Parlor podcast produced by It's New Orleans. Kelcy Mae talks songwriting, family, and community on the compelling new music show from Milo Records, which aired 11/11/15.
The deadline for submitting photos and videos for use in Kelcy Mae's "Christmas with You" music video has been extended through October 25, 2015. Please consider submitting media, and please also share with your LGBT/Queer friends and family. We want this video to be as inclusive as possible. Visit the Christmas Project page at www.kelcymae.com/christmas-project for details and submission info.
Kelcy Mae has launched a new recording and music video project for the upcoming holiday season! We are seeking crowd-sourced media to include in the video, specifically from the LGBT/Queer community. Hear the story, find out more, and be a part of the video by visiting the Christmas Project page! Deadlines for submissions of personal photos and home video will be Friday, October 16, 2015.
Offbeat Magazine just announced the nominations for this year's Best of the Beat Awards, to be held on January 22. Visit their website to vote for your favorite New Orleans / Louisiana artists and albums. Kelcy Mae was nominated under Best Country/Folk/Singer-Songwriter, Best Country/Folk/Singer-Songwriter Album (for Half-Light), and Best Music Video (for "The Fire"). Find these categories on the ballot under numbers 26, 27, and 47. You can only vote once per computer, so vote when you're ready, now through January 9!
Check out Kelcy's latest music video for "The Fire," which is being released in conjunction with the November 15 benefit concert (Highway to the Danger-Free Zone) to benefit APEX Youth Center in New Orleans. Please consider a donation to APEX via apexyouthcenter.org.
In an evening promoting community involvement, singer-songwriter and bandleader Kelcy Mae has assembled six New Orleans acts for a night of music, put on by the music community, to honor the hard work of Central City's APEX Youth Center. APEX Youth Center offers the city's youth a place to learn and grow in a safe environment. The multi-genre concert and benefit brings a diverse group of musicians and audiences together in an effort to reduce violence and create opportunities .
"Highway to the Danger-Free Zone" will feature music by:
The Honorable South The Local Skank Kelcy Mae Band Micah McKee and Little Maker Fo On The Flo w/ Slangston Hughes Jonathan Brown
APEX—Always Pursuing Excellence—is a non-profit, community-based youth center located in Central City. They offer local youth a safe space to laugh, learn, play and grow; while providing a meal, mentoring, tutoring, community service opportunities, recreation, and other structured activities.
Visit www.apexyouthcenter.org for more details on the organization and the work of those dedicated to building a brighter future for area youth.
Proceeds from the event benefit APEX Youth Center. Attendees can make donations to APEX Youth Center at the event, online via the APEX website (http://www.apexyouthcenter.org/index.php/support-apex-menu/apex-donation).
The Kelcy Mae band recently performed at Louisiana State Museum's Old US Mint in New Orleans as part of the Music at the Mint music series. The performance was live-streamed on August, 8, 2014. If you missed the show or stream, you can view the full performance here.