Cass Eager and The Velvet Rope with Special Guest Andie
Gang Gang Street Corner of Lurline Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780, Australia
22nd October 2017
Named by Timber and Steel as ‘Janis Joplin and Ben Harper’s love-child’, Cass Eager’s mix of raw blues, husky soul and light-hearted ditties are all punctuated with her unique whisky-soaked vocals. In 2015/2016 Cass supported Michael Franti and Spearhead, G Love and Special Sauce and JJ Grey and Mofro, performing with Kristy Lee and Irish Mythen on their Bluesfest shows/sideshows. A finalist for Best Group and Best Female Vocalist in the Australian Blues ‘Chain’ Awards and Best Blues/Roots Artist in the MusicOz Awards, Cass' EP ‘Down On My Knees’ was voted ‘Top 10 Album’ of the year in Rhythms Magazine. 20 year old Andie has been busking and performing professionally in the upper-mountains villages of Leura and Katoomba since the age of 11 and is deeply connected to her local community and music scene, living and breathing the lifestyle of a young musician. Electric guitar, an understanding of jazz, folk finger-picking and soaring vocals are brought together to create her unique flavour of soul.