Kasey Rausch is a 5th generation songwriter & musician, co-producer/host of roots music radio show River Trade Radio on KKFI 90.1FM Kansas City Community Radio and former host of Campfire on DittyTV (Memphis, TN). Her family and musical roots can be found in Parkville, Kansas City, the Missouri Ozarks, Winfield, Kansas (home of the legendary Walnut Valley Festival) and deep Southeast Texas. She tours nationally with pedal steel and guitar master Marco Pascolini as The Country Duo and plays locally with classic country honky tonkers The Naughty Pines and songwriter Scott Stanton. Rausch’s third album, Guitar in Hand (originally released on MudStomp Records 2014), debuted at #3 on the Roots Music Reporting charts and was voted one of the top three albums of the year by readers of The Pitch, KC’s weekly entertainment guide. She was named 2016 Best of the Northland Artist, 2013’s Female Performer of the Year by The Farmer’s Turnpike on KMXN 92.9 FM and is a four-time Pitch Music Award Nominee. She has shared the stage with Joe Ely, Dale Watson, Peter Rowan, Roland White, Kris Delmhorst, Jack Williams and many more.
“My music comes from five-generations of artists, farmers, homesteaders, prairie dwellers and Missouri hill folk. With a guitar in hand, I share stories as songs. I’m drawn to writing about family, home & human experience with a focus on simple delivery colored by a touch of fiddle, mandolin or the classic sound of a country-picker’s pedal steel. I aim to capture moments of the present, relate them to the past and archive them for the future.” — Kasey Rausch
Kasey’s Great-Grandfather, Arley Delp with his sisters Lela & Macie Delp. Hammond, Missouri, Ozark County. 1917.
Kasey Rausch. Photo by Paul Andrews Photography 2014.