Cassidy Dickens combines her rootsy, sincere Appalachian heritage with a breezy California influence to create her own brand of folk-infused indie music. With over ten years of experience as a performing singer/songwriter, Cassidy has played all over the United States in settings ranging from intimate rural weddings to nationally televised showcases. Drawing comparisons to folk and pop rock favorites like Jewel, Alanis Morisette, and Stevie Nicks, Cassidy's style is at once confident, romantic, and above all else, heartfelt. She is happy to provide original acoustic music and handpicked covers; be sure to ask about commissioning an original song to commemorate your special event.
Price Range: $150 and up
What to Expect
Cassidy will maintain solid communication between first contact and the date of the event. She will arrive to the event one hour prior, provide her own equipment, and set up without disturbance. Cassidy will play 45-50 minute sets for up to four hours, breaking the last 10-15 minutes of each hour unless otherwise requested prior to the event. She will provide family-friendly, acoustic music befitting to the venue; her style is perfect for wedding processionals and cocktail hours.
Breathing new life into ancient motifs, Appalachian-born singer-songwriter Cassidy Dickens creates intimate, folk-infused indie music. A 2017 Beachcomber Music Award Nominee for Best Female Vocalist, Best Singer Songwriter, Album of the Year, and Best Original Song, Cassidy’s songs and voice often draw comparison to female folk and pop rock favorites like Jewel, Stevie Nicks, and Grace Potter.
Currently based out of Nashville, Tennessee, Cassidy has been performing throughout the U.S. for the last five years. Her debut album Ghosts, released June 2015, was a heartfelt 14-track compilation of songs written over the span of her junior high, high school, and early college years. She released her follow up single, Heart to Heart, in January 2017.
Cassidy began her journey as a professional musician when she was only 12, drawing influence from classic bluegrass and country music — including that of predecessors Little Jimmy and Hazel Dickens — as well as from 60s-70s folk hits and modern-day quirky indie idols like Ingrid Michaelson and Regina Spektor. The sum is a fresh, young perspective on topics more typical of someone many years her senior. Favoring classic subjects like love, home, and nostalgia, her light-heartedly introspective lyrics and lilting, sultry voice take listeners on an emotional road trip through raw heartache, humorous deprecation, and hopeful reflection.
Additional Booking Notes
Cassidy uses a Fender Passport PRO 150 Portable PA and will provide her own mics, stands, cables, etc. She will need access to one electrical outlet; for outdoor venues, an extension cord may be required.
Influences & Inspiration
Cassidy's style has been compared to artists such as Jewel, Alanis Morisette, Stevie Nicks, Brandi Carlile, Neko Case, Allison Krauss, and Ingrid Michaelson. She draws influence from 60s-70s folk music, traditional Appalachian music, classic country, and contemporary indie pop artists.
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