Melbourne, Australia Contemporary Folk Outfit THE MAES
We are beyond excited to welcome THE MAES back to the Sevareid House. They were one of our favorite shows from our inaugural season and, based on our love of their music and music fan feedback, we jumped at the chance to present them again for Season 3.
Multi-award-winning Melbourne contemporary folk outfit, The Maes (formerly The Mae Trio) is the brainchild of sisters Maggie and Elsie Rigby. Born into the arms of the Folk music community in Australia, both sisters were side of stage at their first folk festival when they were four weeks old and have been absorbing and exploring folk music since that time.
The Maes latest, self-titled record set for release in April 2019 is a return to the sisters folk music roots. Gentle, intimate and conversational, the album is an unadorned showcase of Maggie and Elsies superb songwriting as well as honest, relaxed and stunning vocal and instrumental performances.
The album was born on a two-month tour of Europe and North America in 2018 shortly after the band changed its name from The Mae Trio to The Maes after the departure of founding member Anita Hillman. The sisters started the tour with a recording session in Canada, intending to make a four track EP. Fired up by the changes in the band, inspired and bursting with new music they kept looking for new recording opportunities as the tour progressed. By the end of the tour they had two tracks from Nova Scotia, Canada, two songs from the Isle of Mull in Scotland, two songs from different studios in Ireland and four songs recorded in their home town of Melbourne.
The album features production from top roots music producers from around the world including, Daniel Ledwell (Oh Pep!, Jenn Grant, Good Lovelies), John Fitzgerald (Christy Moore, Crooked Still, Lisa Hannigan) and Brendon Love (Teskey Brothers). The album also features cello and harmony vocals by award-winning Brisbane musician, Monique Clare who regularly tours with The Maes.
This is the album we never really intended to make says Maggie (banjo, guitar, vocals) we were struck by the ease and serendipity with which it came together, like it was just ready to come out of us. I love this record, Ive never made anything that feels so comfortable and honest. I also reckon its our strongest collection of songs to date.
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