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Kasey Rausch & Marco Pascolini. Original and Classic Country Folk.

The Country Duo is Kansas City’s Kasey Rausch and Marco Pascolini. “Live at Sun Studio” is their debut EP featuring seven original songs recorded, you guessed it, live at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, TN. Six of these tunes were featured on the television series Sun Studio Sessions which began airing on PBS stations across the United States in April 2017.

With nearly fifty years of combined gigging and touring experience, the birthplace of rock-n-roll seemed a natural choice to begin the duo’s recording career. The place where Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Howlin’ Wolf got their start is now where The Country Duo has found theirs as well.  Rausch’s voice and Pascolini’s pedal steel and baritone guitar echo the history of what was once Sam Phillips’s Memphis Recording Service.

Kasey Rausch is a 5th generation musician, songwriter and Producer of River Trade Radio on KKFI 90.1FM. She has shared billings with Joe Ely, Peter Rowan, Kris Delmhorst, Cheryl Wheeler and many more. Marco Pascolini is the stuff of guitar legends. For more than twenty years he has forged his path as one of the most well-respected musicians in Kansas City.

Together, The Country Duo has played the famous Station Inn (Nashville, TN), festivals such as Boulevardia, Westport Roots Festival and folk series such as the Green Guitar Folk House. They have shared bills with the likes of Grammy winner Roland White, Dale Watson, Tish Hinojosa and The Elders.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

[Photo by Brandon Cale, a/k/a The Popperazzi]

Happy New Year! Kasey Rausch here, writing to you. 2017 was quite good to The Country Duo. 

First, a big thanks to all of you who supported us. This kind of work takes community and we are grateful to everyone who has showed up at gigs, purchased our music or kept the home fires burnin’ (especially our significant others Travis & Lauren!) while we’ve roamed the country and shared our music. 

We made some “best of the year” lists! Big thanks to Mark Manning…

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HOLDAY SPECIAL! Free shipping on our Collection Pack!

Happy Holidays!

From now until Thursday, December 21st, get FREE SHIPPING when you purchase our full collection of merchandise.  For $30, receive:

1. Our first release, a 45 vinyl record recorded March 2016 at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, TN,

2. Our brand new CD, "Live at Sun Studio," recorded in August 2016, the soundtrack to the PBS Sun Studio Sessions television show (with a bonus track!)

3. A Country Duo t-shirt designed by Mr. Marco Pascolini.  

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With any order, we'll throw in a free…

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The Country Duo Scores Music for Sam Shepard's Play, "A Lie of the Mind."

The Country Duo had the honor of scoring the music for the Kansas City Actors Theatre's production of Sam Shepard's "A Lie of the Mind," directed by Cinnamon Schultz with Music Direction by Jonathan Roberts. Tickets are on sale now for the play's three week run, BUT The Country Duo will only be present for ONE NIGHT ONLY on Sept. 16. We'll kick off opening night performance with a 30 minute set of live music before the play begins. Don't hesitate! This may be a sell-out show, performed on the City Stage…

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EP Release: Live at Sun Studio

 

THE COUNTRY DUO LIVE AT SUN STUDIO IS HERE!
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"Live at Sun Studio” is The Country Duo's debut EP featuring seven original songs recorded, you guessed it, live at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, TN. Six of these tunes were featured on the television series Sun Studio Sessions which began airing on PBS stations across the United States in April 2017. 

With nearly fifty years of combined gigging and touring experience, the birthplace of rock-n-roll seemed a…

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New Single Released! - "A Girl Again" Live at Sun Studio

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We are excited to finally share with you the first single from our forthcoming EP Live at Sun Studio.  "A Girl Again" was written by Kasey Rausch while sitting in the Pecan Grove at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas. It's a song about honoring the past, being hopeful for the future, all while…

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NEW RELEASE | "TEXAS WITHOUT YOU" by THE COUNTRY DUO + FRIENDS Podcast

 

NEW RELEASE | “TEXAS WITHOUT YOU” 

Addiction and mental health issues do not represent the heart of the addict or the depressed. Rather, they speak loudly to a situation that must be met with compassion, connection, and awareness. There is no shame in addiction and mental health instability, but there is shame if we refuse to acknowledge it and attempt to sweep the diseases under the rug. It's hard to know how to help those that are closest to us. Perhaps we can be brave enough to make the mistakes by…

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The Country Duo at Boulevardia!

Boulevardia is it's own country within a country—that just happens to be in Kansas City. You won’t need a passport, but prepare to be transported. 

Boulevardia is an urban beer, food and music festival. A very happy happening. Our pop-up nation will feature new explorations and surprise elements as it all goes down in the Stockyards District on June 16-17, 2017. 

Our two-day celebration will be highlighted by a craft beer and food sampling experience, music from local, regional and national acts as well…

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First Retail Stores to Carry The Country Duo Sun Studio 45.

Just in time for Record Store Day this month, The Country Duo's brand new, limited-edition 45 has finally hit a handful of record stores in Kansas City! Find them now at:

It's A Beautiful Day - 39th & Broadway, KCMO
Josie Records - 18th & Oak, KCMO
Mill's Record Company - Broadway & Westport, KCMO
Records With Merritt - Westport & Wyoming, KCMO

More independent, locally owned record stores will be added soon. Folks, you won't find this music on iTunes, Spotify or Pandora. This music is only available from The…

PBS Sun Studio Session Now Airing Nationwide!

You can imagine how our jaws dropped when we received an invitation to film an episode of the PBS Sun Studio Sessions. Yes, the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, the birthplace of rock-n-roll where folks like Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Howlin' Wolf, Roy Orbison and so many other greats recorded. The Country Duo is honored to now be on that roster. It's been a few months on the editing floor and now to the land of Public Broadcasting (#SavePBS!). One episode has…

Sun Studio 45 Vinyl is Here!

The long awaited, limited edition 45rpm vinyl recorded at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, TN is here! Some pre-orders have already shipped. More artwork is pending to fill remaining orders, but supporters should receive them within the month of February.  Find them soon in independent record stores across Kansas City. These songs will only be available through this website, live shows, and store-fronts while the limited supply lasts! Order now!
 

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