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Arts & AGEing KC


This is my Tiny Grama. She is pure joy and one of the greatest inspirations in my life. This week I taught my second songwriting class to a group of elders at her retirement home. It’s a program through the not-for-profit organization Arts & AGEing KC and its hands-down my favorite job I’ve ever had in my entire life. The general idea is to not just perform art FOR seniors, but to get them to participate in art. It was just coincidence that I was placed at Tiny’s community… or divine universal intervention… whichever it is, I am so grateful. After each class I have walked away feeling joyful, fulfilled, and like I am the student sitting at the feet of my elders. At the end of the next few weeks, we’ll have a song that we will have all written together.

Pictured: Waunita (Ford) Felts – March 2, 2017 holding a picture of her mother helping her take her first steps. Circ. 1927. Parkville, Missouri. 

New Song Released with Victor & Penny and Their Loose Change Orchestra!

Click HERE to download “This Little Crow!” A portion of the proceeds from this song will go towards a college fund for Kasey Rausch’s daughter. Recorded in March 2015 by Rob Nold Audio, Kasey Rausch, with the pride of Kansas City, Victor & Penny and Their Loose Change Orchestra, “This Little Crow” is a song written by Kasey for all you parents out there who have “babies” about to fly. It’s about being so proud to “cut the apron strings” as you recognize that you’ve raised your young’n up just fine and it’s time to watch them take off in flight. It’s a song for my daughter, Kaya, as she graduates high school in May and takes to the wind for a grand new adventure in life…As of today, April 22, 2015, “This Little Crow” is available for download only through BandCamp (and soon CDBaby!)  We’re asking for $3 per download which is a bit unconventional for a single song price, we know, but here’s what you get for that price:  music to keep for the rest of your life, a warm fuzzy heart for knowing that you contributed to a young woman’s college education fund, AND a bonus goose-bumpy feeling because you also contributed to the direct support of Kansas City musicians. Imagine, you could spend that $3 on a single black cup of coffee and it’s gone in 30 minutes…  Thanks for choosing music and community!  Soon, the song will be available for a typical single song price through iTunes, Amazon and all the usual suspects for downloads,but your support through BandCamp and CDBaby for $3 or more is so greatly appreciated. THANKS!IMG_0641This Little Crow - Kasey Rausch Victor and Penny - Natalie McLaws