THE COUNTRY DUO LIVE AT SUN STUDIO IS HERE!
“Live at Sun Studio” is The Country Duo’s debut EP featuring seven original songs recorded, you guessed it, live at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, TN. Six of these tunes were featured on the television series Sun Studio Sessions which began airing on PBS stations across the United States in April 2017.
With nearly fifty years of combined gigging and touring experience, the birthplace of rock-n-roll seemed a natural choice to begin the duo’s recording career. The place where Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Howlin’ Wolf got their start is now where The Country Duo has found theirs as well. Rausch’s voice and Pascolini’s pedal steel and baritone guitar echo the history of what was once Sam Phillips’s Memphis Recording Service.
(Soon to be available on many digital platforms.Available now on CDBaby.com )
The Country Duo is excited to finally share with you the first single from our forthcoming EP Live at Sun Studio. “A Girl Again” was written by Kasey Rausch while sitting in the Pecan Grove at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas. It’s a song about honoring the past, being hopeful for the future, all while being present here and now. Stay tuned for the full EP release as seen on PBS, The Sun Studio Sessions.
NEW RELEASE | “TEXAS WITHOUT YOU”
Addiction and mental health issues do not represent the heart of the addict or the depressed. Rather, they speak loudly to a situation that must be met with compassion, connection, and awareness. There is no shame in addiction and mental health instability. It’s hard to know how to help those that are closest to us. Perhaps we can be brave enough to make the mistakes by being willing to have the dialogue. #UseYourVoice #SpeakUp
Kasey Rausch wrote this song after she lost a childhood friend to suicide.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255.
Drug & Alcohol Recovery Hotlines: www.recovery.org
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation: www.bbrfoundation.org
American Mental Health Foundation: americanmentalhealthfoundation.org
Alcoholics Anonymous: aa.org
Support for the family members of alcoholics:
Support for teenage family members of alcoholics:
Released June 24, 2017
“Texas Without You” written by Kasey Rausch
Performed by: The Country Duo & Friends
Kasey Rausch: vocals, acoustic guitar
Marco Pascolini: pedal steel guitar
Matthew Brahl: drums
Brendan Moreland: electric bass
Recorded and mixed by Brendan Moreland
Temple Sounds, Kansas City, Missouri.
June 13, 2017. Arranged and produced by everyone.
PBS Sun Studio Session to air nationwide.
The Country Duo (Kasey Rausch & Marco Pascolini) are honored to have been invited by the legendary Sun Studio (recording home to Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis) to film an episode for the PBS Sun Studio Sessions. The duo will return to Memphis, TN on August 13 for a special public concert at Otherlands before filming the television show live in Sun Studio on August 14, 2016. This comes after The Country Duo made an impromptu recording at the historic studio in March of 2016. Look for the 45 RPM vinyl to be released this Fall. The 8th season of the PBS Sun Sessions will begin airing on PBS across the US in the Spring of 2017. Visit the Sun Studio Sessions YouTube Channel to watch episodes from the previous seven seasons including performances and interviews by: Margo Price, Jakob Dylan, Aoife O’Donovan, Justin Townes Earle and many more. Subscribe to Kasey Rausch’s Country Duo email list at www.kaseyrausch.com to stay updated on upcoming shows and releases.
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 country folk tunes as well as the classics from Patsy to Merle, Gram to Emmylou. Spring of 2016 found the duo playing in Nashville, Tennessee at the Station Inn with Grammy winners The Roland White Band, watching the Grand Ole Opry from the stage, and touring through Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Missouri and Kansas.
Kasey Rausch is a 4th generation songwriter, musician and co-producer of River Trade Radio on KKFI 90.1FM. 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. Rausch’s third album Guitar in Hand (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 2013’s Female Performer of the Year by The Farmer’s Turnpike on KMXN 92.9 FM, sharing the stage with Joe Ely, Peter Rowan, Roland White, Kris Delmhorst, Jack Williams and many more.
Marco Pascolini is the stuff of guitar legends. For more than twenty years he has forged his path as one of the most well-respected musicians in Kansas City. Recognized as one of the region’s most influential musicians, his talent across a multitude of instruments has been acknowledged in numerous music media including The Kansas City Star and The Pitch, among others. Be it an electric guitar or a pedal steel in his hands, you’ll find him touring with Kasey Rausch’s Country Duo or on stage in his home town with Mr. Marco’s V7, The Naughty Pines or songwriter extraordinaire Scott Hrabko.