Born into the arms of the Folk music community in Australia, Maggie and Elsie 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. Since 2014, The Maes have been full time touring in Australia and overseas, winning over audiences with their striking songwriting, intricate instrumental arrangements and stunning vocal harmonies at some of the world’s largest and most prestigious music festivals such as, the Woodford and Port Fairy Folk Festivals in Australia, The Edmonton and Vancouver Folk Festivals in Canada, Cambridge Folk and Celtic Connections festivals in the UK and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in the USA.
Their last, Nashville-recorded album Take Care Take Cover (2017) won them even more international acclaim including a 5 star review from The Australian and The Age Music Victoria Folk Roots Album of the Year. This highly anticipated new venture as a duo with special guests will re-affirm that The Maes are an exciting Australian act with lots more fabulous folk to offer!
The Maes’ upcoming self-titled record (set for release on Friday 3rd May) is a return to the sisters’ folk music roots. Gentle, intimate and conversational, the album is an unadorned showcase of Maggie and Elsie’s superb songwriting as well as honest, relaxed and stunning vocal and instrumental performances.
The Maes will perform at The Vanguard in Newtown on May 10th