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Kassi Valazza

There is a cult-like fascination growing around Kassi Valazza following the self-release of her 2019 debut album Dear Dead Days and her surprise 2022 EP Highway Sounds. She is seated squarely at the vanguard of new American songwriters strengthening and broadening the sound of country music as she tours with celebrated acts such as Melissa Carper and Riddy Arman. The Southwestern native resides in Portland, a hotbed of songwriters producing albums that both bear the torch and bend the arc of American roots music, where she recently signed with Fluff & Gravy Records — a label known for launching Anna.

“Valazza captures a fluctuating melancholy perfectly on "Watching Planes Go By," a standout track from her enrapturing second album.” — NPR
"She is a gentle wanderer whose songs exude a sturdy self-assurance. Her delivery is as much British folk revival as anything, but her band’s desolate twang is unmistakably country, and Knows Nothing is one of the best country-ish records of 2023’s first half." – Bandcamp 

“Valazza is a keen observer, particularly of the natural world and its power to reframe and shape a complicated tangle of emotions.” — No Depression
“The deafening buzz that seems to be gathering around her is fully justified” — Holler
“A well-crafted set of psych-tinged country and folk-pop, combining acoustic and electric guitars, piano, pedal steel and more with her gentle vocals and bittersweet melodies.” — KEXP
“Her songs are wise, eccentric examinations of emotional restlessness, culminating in a bittersweet cover of Michael Hurley's 'Wildageeses.'" — UNCUT

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