The Country Duo is Kansas City’s Kasey Rausch and Marco Pascolini. Armed with acoustic and electric guitars, a pedal steel, and a passion for good ol’ country music, you’ll hear them play Rausch’s original tunes as well as the classics from Patsy to Merle, Gram to Emmylou. After just a year of working together as a duo, 2016 found the two playing in Nashville at the Station Inn, recording at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, TN as well as being invited by Sun Studio to film the PBS Sun Studio Sessions. The episode will air on PBS stations across the country beginning Spring 2017, but look for the first audio recordings to be released by Winter 2016.

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Nominated by readers of The Pitch as one of the best albums in Kansas City 2015.  


Debuting at #3 on the Roots Music Reporting “Traditional Folk” chart, #4 in Missouri (all genres) and #48 on the general “Folk” chart, along side Bob Dylan, Nickle Creek, Stray Birds, Jackson Browne and more.

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A song written by Kasey Rausch recorded with Victor & Penny and Their Loose Change OrchestraClick HERE to listen & purchase.


From the 2014 album Guitar in Hand. Video produced, directed and filmed by Steve Rausch of Rausch Video Productions.

 “Kasey Rausch is the most prominent member of a new generation of dedicated folk musicians in Kansas City.” KCUR 89.3 FM  2014

“Guitar in Hand puts Rausch at the front of the local folk scene. The arrangements are both elaborate and elemental; if the swooning fiddle on “Sweet Missouri” doesn’t inspire some love for your home state, nothing will. And Rausch’s voice settles easily around spirited bluegrass (“Moonshiner’s Dream”) and twangy country (“My Piney Wood Home”), showing the influence of both Alison Krauss and Emmylou Harris as well as a new maturity. Hers is a voice you trust to tell the truth, a voice you can hear singing lullabies, a shield that protects against the darkness.  It’s a long way from working retail to an album like Guitar in Hand. Rausch knows that.” – Natalie Gallagher, The Pitch Kansas City  2014

“Guitar in Hand” is an album about place: where you’re from and where your heart belongs. It’s also a confirmation that Rausch is back where she belongs — making music. Because that’s obviously where her heart is.” – Tim Finn, The Kansas City Star  2014

“Received My CD and listened to it. Excellent Work!!!!!!!!.. Also what an excellent group of musicians You have gathered around You. I really like the steel guitar work.”  – Paul (Kickstarter Backer)  2014