Singer/Songwriter, Nancy Cassidy, whose 14 CD’s have combined to sell well over 2 million copies, has just released her 8th CD of original music, HEART OF A SONG, taking us another step closer to the music that resides in our hearts. Cassidy is a multi-platinum artist who’s fully in charge of her powers as a prolific songwriter. Tom Prasada-Rao’s masterful production gives her songs Motown, Country and Southern sensibilities. This diverse collection takes us from folk to playful country, feisty old-timey, melancholy blues to romantic pop and points between. David Jacobs-Strain’s soulful guitar playing is stunning in its emotional depth. Ronny Crawford (drums) and Glenn Fukunaga (bass) create and hold down the diverse beats and elevate the songs to danceable, dream-able and heart throbbing warmth. Julie Bonk was Nora Jones’s piano teacher…the apple didn’t fall far from the tree…her playing is tasteful and beautiful! Raised on a dairy farm in rural California, the 2nd of 7 kids, Cassidy has been a camp director, farm worker, white water river guide, environmental activist, PTA President, and family therapist. Her professional music career was launched with the success of her CD series KidsSongs (1986), which received a Gold Record and has sold over a million copies. Bruce Springsteen recorded the Cassidy original “Chicken Lips and Lizard Hips” on a Pediatric Aids CD and her song and recording “CHICKEN” was recently on the Netflix series, Orange Is the New Black. Cassidy’s most recent adult CDs, Runaway Train (2011) Song of Joy (2012) and Memphis (2013) all received generous airplay on folk, NPR and country stations. Since 2008, Nancy Cassidy has hosted monthly House Concerts in California and Idaho and since 2014 she has hosted week-long singer/songwriter retreats in Stanley, Idaho…all with the purpose of encouraging goodwill, love and community that music can bring to lives. She volunteers much of her musical time singing with seniors, children and to people residing in various institutions.
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