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The Place That You Call Home, the debut record from Kelcy Mae's new band project, Ever More Nest.
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The Place That You Call Home by Ever More Nest
The Place That You Call Home by Ever More Nest

In August of 2017, after three years of touring with Half-Light, Kelcy Mae traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, with an opportunity to work with producer Neilson Hubbard. Kelcy had fallen in love with Caroline Spence's Spades & Roses, which Hubbard produced shortly before working with Mary Gauthier on her AMA "Record of the Year" nominated Rifles & Rosary Beads. Hubbard's knack for highlighting a songwriter's strengths and striking Americana sensibility made him a no-brainer, go-to producer for Kelcy, who was looking to start fresh with a new sound and new project. Ever More Nest and The Place That You Call Home were born out of that trip to Tennessee and a creative week spent at Skinny Elephant Recording, an intimate East Nashville studio with Hubbard, multi-instrumentalist Will Kimbrough, bassist Dean Marold, guitarist Kenny Hutson, and fiddler Eamon McLoughlin

Now performing under the name Ever More Nest, Kelcy Mae shows that her work over the last few years—a music-driven journey of self discovery—has paid off. And with The Place That You Call Home, she displays just how at home she is at the intersection of Americana, Alt-Country, and Rock ‘n Roll. Where 2014’s Half-Light toyed with country and Americana, The Place That You Call Home welcomes it with open arms and a shot or three of bourbon. As Ever More Nest, Kelcy has adopted a full-fledged Americana style that nods to the likes of Ryan Adams and Whiskeytown, Emmylou Harris, Wilco, Lucinda Williams, and Neil Young without sounding too much like any of them. Kelcy’s oft-lauded poeticism remains a calling card of her songs and is on full display on The Place That You Call Home.

Kelcy Mae used up every penny saved over her touring years on making The Place That You Call Home, and now that it's finished, Ever More Nest has to take the necessary and costly steps to cross the bridge from production to release. Printing, promotion, distribution, merch management, video production, and booking are just a few of the costly, unsexy aspects of the business behind a record release and can cost as much, and sometimes more, than recording the album itself. With the project complete, Kelcy Mae needs pre-orders from fans old and new to get The Place That You Call Home across the finish line and onto the airwaves. 

VINYL OPTION!

If we're able to exceed our $10K goal and reach $13K, we'll add a vinyl reward option for those who love that large-format, classic listening experience. Help us reach our second goal! 

Risks and challenges

Since the album is finished, there is not much that can keep this train from leaving the station. That said, printing delays of CDs, vinyl, and merch could mean a delayed delivery date of rewards. Though unlikely, should the distributor opt to push back the record's release, that could also extend the delivery date by days or weeks if they determine a later release date would benefit the project. Kelcy Mae has successfully funded two previous albums on Kickstarter and delivered all rewards.

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    Single + Sticker

    Receive a download of the record's single and an Ever More Nest sticker for your suitcase, instrument case, locker, car, or sticker wall.

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    Album Download

    Receive a digital download of the full album, The Place That You Call Home.

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    Signed CD + Digital Download + Sticker

    Enjoy an autographed hard copy of the album with that better-than-a-download sound quality you love in a CD. Plus, you'll get a convenient digital download and an EMN sticker, too.

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    Trucker Hat + Album Download + Sticker

    Shield your eyes from the sun with a stylish EMN trucker hat and cruise the highway listening to the digital download of the album. You know you want that sticker, too.

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    T-Shirt + Album Download + Sticker

    Sport a unisex or women's Ever More Nest t-shirt while jamming to your digital download of the album. We'll throw in a sticker, too.

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    Signed CD & Swag Combo #1

    Get that autographed disc and an Ever More Nest T-shirt, along with a digital album download and sticker.

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    Signed CD & Swag Combo #2

    Get that autographed disc and an Ever More Nest trucker hat, along with a digital album download and sticker.

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    All that swag, please!

    Show your support with one of everything: an autographed CD, Ever More Nest T-shirt, Ever More Nest trucker hat, a digital album download, and sticker.

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    • Ever More Nest T-shirt
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    Complete Swag + Signed Pick

    All that swag (an autographed CD, Ever More Nest T-shirt, Ever More Nest trucker hat, a digital album download & sticker) plus an EMN guitar pick (made into a necklace, keychain, or as is) signed by Kelcy Mae.

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    Couple's Combo aka Get-One-Give-One

    Show your support alongside your lover, or get a set for yourself and a set to give as gifts. Along with your digital download, receive two of every physical item: two autographed CDs, two EMN T-shirts, two EMN trucker hats, and two EMN stickers.

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    Handwritten Lyrics + Swag

    Receive your own personalized copy of signed, handwritten lyrics of your favorite Ever More Nest or Kelcy Mae song. You'll also get all the swag and a digital download.

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    • Handwritten Lyrics
    • Autographed CD
    • Ever More Nest T-shirt
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    Pre-release Listening Party + Swag

    Join Ever More Nest for an exclusive listening party of the new album before its release. Refreshments provided. Will take place in New Orleans, date TBD. You'll also get that swag!

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    • Party Invite
    • Autographed CD
    • Ever More Nest T-shirt
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    Coffee* with Kelcy + Swag

    Grab a *beverage with EMN frontwoman, Kelcy Mae. Good within 100 miles of New Orleans or along a tour stop. You'll also get that swag!

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    Liner Notes Shout-Out + Swag

    Find your name in the CD liner notes as a special thank you for supporting the project. Of course, you'll scoop up all that swag, too.

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    • Name in CD Liner Notes
    • Autographed CD
    • Ever More Nest T-shirt
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    Personal Song + Swag

    Have Kelcy write you or a loved one a song personal to you. It'll be written, recorded, mixed, and mastered and delivered digitally. You know you'll get all that swag, too.

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    • Personal Song
    • Autographed CD
    • Ever More Nest T-shirt
    • Ever More Nest Trucker Hat
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    Kelcy Mae (solo) House Concert

    Enjoy a two-hour Kelcy Mae (solo) house concert at your home/space for your friends and family. Destinations outside of 250 mile radius of New Orleans may require additional travel costs. Swag included.

    Includes:
    • Kelcy Mae (solo) House Concert
    • Autographed CD
    • Ever More Nest T-shirt
    • Ever More Nest Trucker Hat
    • Ever More Nest Sticker
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    Personal Song + Shout-Out + Swag

    Receive your name in the CD liner notes as a thank you for supporting the project and have Kelcy write you or a loved one a personal song. It'll be written, recorded, mixed, mastered and delivered digitally. Swag included.

    Includes:
    • Autographed CD
    • Ever More Nest T-shirt
    • Ever More Nest Trucker Hat
    • Ever More Nest Sticker
    • Album Download
    • Name in CD Liner Notes
    • Personal Song
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    Ever More Nest House Concert

    Enjoy a two-hour Ever More Nest house concert at your home/space for your friends and family. Destinations outside of 250 mile radius of New Orleans may require additional travel costs. Swag included.

    Includes:
    • EMN House Show
    • Autographed CD
    • Ever More Nest T-shirt
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Funding period

- (30 days)