Nancy Cassidy | River's Rising

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River's Rising

by Nancy Cassidy

Soulful, reflective, supportive and community building, from acoustic to blues to country to rock.
Genre: Folk: Folk Blues
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1. When I Get Home
3:01 $0.99
2. Love Has Endless Space
3:51 $0.99
3. River's Rising
3:57 $0.99
4. One Star
3:21 $0.99
5. Heal My Heart
3:40 $0.99
6. We'll Float on the Water
3:30 $0.99
7. Fishin'
3:11 $0.99
8. How Wrong Is Wrong?
3:22 $0.99
9. He's Gone Away
4:00 $0.99
10. Warrior of Time
3:47 $0.99
11. No More
4:30 $0.99
12. Hold On, Sister
3:55 $0.99
13. You're Perfect
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Review of Nancy Cassidy’s newest release: River Rising

“Striking, out-of-the-ordinary imagery…(Nancy) has a way of probing beneath the surface of things with the effective application of metaphor, whether it draws on water, storms, flight, time or space, all communicated via tunes that are not easily ignorable. I can't stress how rare this is in an era dominated by singer-songwriters who are usually more proficient at lyrics than tunes” Jerome Clark –

MULTI-PLATINUM singer and songwriter Nancy Cassidy,
whose 15 projects combined have sold over 2 million
copies, has just released her 9th album of original
material, RIVER’S RISING, offering 13 cuts of comfort,
community, compassion and hope during times that
need it. Like right now. Her millions of fans will
recognize her signature stamp and smoky alto through
the whole ride, with styles ranging from folk and gospel
to feisty rock-a-billy.
Cassidy’s mature songwriting talents are on full display.
At times the tunes are tender, at others they’re right
back at you, but there’s a river of strength and
resilience that runs under all of it. Her material has been
recorded by dozens of artists over the years, most notably by Bruce Springsteen. And no one-sheet of Nancy
Cassidy would be complete without mentioning that one of her tunes is out of this world: “I Wanna Be a Dog”
was beamed up to the shuttle astronauts, and “CHICKEN” was featured on the Netflix original series Orange
Is the New Black!
Veteran Ed Tree, born and bred in the deep south, produced RIVER’S RISING
at legendary Sunset Sound, bringing in the cream of LA’s session players for
a full-throttle showcase of exceptional talent, including Taras Prodaniuk
(Richard Thompson), Gary Ferguson (John Hiatt), and Jay Dee Mannes
(Pedal Steel Guitar Hall of Fame). Back-up vocals were provided by the
Waters Family, who has more than 260 Gold Records to their credit, along
with Teresa James, Sally Dworsky & Steve Kobashigawa.
Since 2008, Nancy Cassidy has hosted House Concerts in California and
Idaho, monthly songwriting circles in Santa Cruz, and since 2014 has hosted
weeklong singer/songwriter retreats in Stanley, Idaho...all with the purpose
of encouraging a supportive and creative musical community.
Currently, Cassidy performs about 100 shows a year. In addition to
performing at various adult venues, she also serves as a volunteer, singing
with seniors, children and to people residing in various institutions.



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Tour de Force for Current Times Especially But Really All Times
Nancy writes songs from the heart and expresses her feelings imho with great clarity through her music. This CD takes us on the road of the current times in America. It is not downhearted but rather puts you there with hope and inspiration. So, the title song is about river rising which has both literal and metaphorical meaning in November 2018. It is perfect and must listen. Each song, in disguise, takes us on a country rock journey of healing and hope until we get to You're Perfect. This song helps us understand that we are who we are, with our flaws, moths, etc. but if we want to and need to (note the word 'and') we can change. It is a perfect artistic repertoire of music, the cover image depicts a river but it could just as easily show the ocean. Nancy is a beautiful person with a wonderful heart and soul and each word and stanza reflects her soulful and meaningful message. But unlike some songs/CDs, you will be inspired!