about Ever More Nest

Like the farming homesteaders of her native Mississippi River Delta, Ever More Nest builds houses of emotion among fields of mercy, forests of fears, and streams of consciousness. These are houses that are lived in, that draw in visitors to comfortable confines with the promise of warmth despite the dust, grit, and dangers of the day. Rooted in Southern musical traditions and infused with confessional 90s angst, the music of Ever More Nest can likewise lull and rock you right off a front porch. Ever More Nest’s dynamic, homegrown voice—hugged by lush, church-pew harmonies— is complemented by ghostly, effusive guitars, spirited mandolin and banjo, mournful fiddle, and a rhythm section steady as a country train.

Ever More Nest tours with band arrangements ranging from a guitar duo to a full six-piece band with two guitarists, banjo & mandolin, fiddle, bass and drums. The band has performed at numerous music festivals and venues/listening rooms, including the John F. Kennedy Center, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Milwaukee’s SummerFest, and more.

Out Here Now, the follow-up to Ever More Nest's lauded debut, is set for release on August 19, 2022. Ever More Nest’s debut album, The Place That You Call Home (2018) garnered 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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