Kasey Rausch’s ‘Heavy Fog’ is your Pitch Music Awards song of the day
This year, the 2014 Pitch Music Awards Showcase is split over two nights: This Saturday, July 19, at the Riot Room and Friday, July 25, at Knuckleheads Saloon (lineup details and tickets here.) The PMA Awards Show is at the Uptown Theater, held this year on Sunday, August 3, and hosted by World Air Guitar Champion Eric “Mean” Melin and Mills Record Co.’s Judy Mills (tickets here).
To count down to the awards ceremony – and help introduce you to this year’s picks – we’re debuting a “song of the day” each weekday until the show from one of this year’s batch of nominees.
If you tune into KKFI 90.1 on Sunday mornings, you’ll likely recognize the voice of Kasey Rausch, who co-hosts the folk music show River Trade Radio (along with Mikal Shapiro). Rausch herself is a KC treasure, a fourth-generation musician who grew up in the tradition of roots music. You can hear the experience in her voice, an instrument as pure and golden as rolling fields of wheat. In “Heavy Fog,” Rausch produces the same knowing lilt that Jewel had on her folksy full-length Pieces of You, while still maintaining the approachability of one of our own hometown darlings.
Compliments to KC Cafe Radio for the excellent video.
#24: Katy Guillen and the Girls’ “Don’t Get Bitter”
#23: My Oh My’s “Your Heart Not Mine”
#22: Schwervon’s “Land Locked”
#21: Your Friend’s “Bangs”
#20: Radkey’s “Romance Dawn”
#19: Maramus’ “Syphilitic”
#18: Various Blonde’s “Downtown Frown”
#17: Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7’s “The Chartreuse Woman”
#16: Megan Birdsall’s “Night and Day”
#15: Kansas City Bear Fighters’ “They Won’t Stay Dead”