Take Care Take Cover
Out April 13


The Mae Trio


Melbourne’s The Mae Trio return with their unique contemporary twist on folk music with their sophomore album, Take Care Take Cover, set for release April 2017.

Their debut album, Housewarming earned them Folk Alliance Australia Youth Award and NFSA Folk Recording of the Year and saw them tour Australia, Canada, USA and Europe with performances at the Hydro Stadium at Celtic Connection, Glasgow, Americana Folk Festival, Nashville, Cambridge Folk Festival, UK Edmonton Folk Festival, Canada, and Port Fairy and National Folk Festivals, Australia.

The trio comprising of Maggie Rigby (banjo, ukulele, guitar and vocals), sister Elsie Rigby (violin, ukulele and vocals and Anita Hillman (cello, bass and vocals), grew up steeped in music. Elsie and Maggie played in their family band and spent their childhood going to music festivals and camps, choir rehearsals and concerts while Anita with her classical pianist mother and folk enthusiast father, grew up playing in orchestras, string quartets and jazz ensembles.

When Maggie and Elsie asked Anita to play the cello on an album they were recording with their family band in 2011, little did any of them know they were embarking on an adventure which would change their lives, and see them throw in the towel of their regular jobs/degrees/lives.

The trio decamped to Nashville Tennessee to record with producer and engineer Erick Jaskowiak (Crooked Still, Tim O’Brien, Darrell Scott, The Waifs).  The album features guest performances by The Stray Bird’s Maya De’Vitry; Darrell Scott, The Time Jumper’s Jeff Taylor; Victor Krauss; Jano Rix; and Kai Welch. Speaking of the recording experience Maggie says“The day after we arrived we got snowed in for four days in the third highest snowfall in Nashville on record. As three Australians who have never been snowed in anywhere this was a huge thrill! The slightly isolated location of the studio also gave us the space and peace to record something that was sincerely and completely ourselves.

Take Care Take Cover is releasedon April 13th 2017 and the trio are set to tour North America this summer.



“The Mae Trio has made a meteoric mark on the national acoustic music scene”
— Rhythms
“The Mae Trio were easily the breakout act at Folk Alliance”
— Blue Grass Situation
“spine-tingling harmonies”
— The Scotsman
“Definitely a trio to keep an eye and an ear (or two) out for”
— Songlines



Take Care Take Cover

coming April 13, 2017 / pre-order now

The Mae Trio’s latest, full-length album will be released on April 13th 2017. This album was recorded in Nashville by producer and engineer Erick Jaskowiak and features guest performances from Darrell Scott, Viktor Krauss, Jano Rix, Maya de Vitry, Kai Welch and others. The album’s single ‘Well Enough Alone’ was released in February of this year.



released February 16, 2014

The Mae Trio’s award winning debut album released in August 2013 and produced by Shooglenifty’s Luke Plumb. Housewarming features 11 of the trio’s original songs and an a capella version of Kate Rusby’s ‘Lately’. Winner of the National Film and Sound Archive’s Folk Recording of the Year in 2014.


released October 23, 2015

This EP was recorded in two days in the winter of 2015 and was released (unsurprisingly) in September of that year. It features candied performances of two original songs (both addressing the love between girl and banjo) and three covers from different continents: Dougie Maclean’s ‘She Loves Me When I Try’, Ruth Moody’s ‘Glory Bound’ and Lorde’s ‘Buzzcut Season’