NOLAN McKELVEY – “Forward”

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(Self-released/Hemifran) 2023.
Country/folk/Americana/acoustic – USA

Nolan McKelvey is a singer/songwriter with many years of experience and career behind him. He also has enough years of collaboration with other musicians and bands, as well as 3 solo releases. The current achievement “Forward”, comes after  a period of personal losses and contains material with an intimate atmosphere, which he obviously created in a specific environment for himself.



There are 10 tracks on album, which are his original work, and in addition to his role as a singer, he played acoustic guitar and upright bass. A team of experienced colleagues and musicians helped him in the realization of the release. The album is dominated by medium -tempo songs, where different types of emotions come to the fore, and in terms of expression, the author combines elements of Americana, folk and country on his own way. Some of the songs leave a stronger impression, some are perhaps less convincing, although it’s obvious that the setting of the textual story itself, went before the vocal melodiousness.


Mr. McKelvey made an album that should be seen as a harmonious whole, or as a kind of intimate confession and concept,which on the other hand reveals the author’s knowledge of the musical form, that represents part of his many years of performing and composing heritage.