Kasey Rausch Vocals/Guitar
Kasey Rausch is a 4th generation songwriter, musician, co-producer of River Trade Radio on KKFI 90.1FM, and one half of The Country Duo with Marco Pascolini. 2016 found the duo recording at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, TN. Kasey's roots are in Parkville, Kansas City, the Missouri Ozarks, Winfield, Kansas (home of the legendary Walnut Valley Festival), and deep Southeast Texas. Rausch’s third album Guitar in Hand (MudStomp Records 2014) debuted at #3 on the Roots Music Reporting charts and was voted one of the top three albums of the year by readers of The Pitch, KC’s weekly entertainment guide. She was named 2013’s Female Performer of the Year by The Farmer’s Turnpike on KMXN 92.9 FM, sharing the stage with Joe Ely, Peter Rowan, Roland White, Kris Delmhorst, Jack Williams and many more.
Fred Wickham Vocals/Guitar
Fred Wickham is a Kansas City based singer, songwriter and guitarist with several critically acclaimed albums under his belt. Fred plays for many projects in the heartland but is most at home as part of Kansas City's honky tonk band extraordinaire, The Naughty Pines. You can also occasionally catch Wickham playing old favorites and trying out new tunes with son Fred Wickham and as guitarist for Scott Hrabko at shows throughout the Midwest.
Marco Pascolini Pedal Steel/Guitar
Marco Pascolini is the stuff of guitar legends and for over twenty years has forged a path as one of the most well-respected musicians in Kansas City. Marco's talent crosses a multitude of instruments and he has been acknowledged in numerous music media including The Kansas City Star and The Pitch. Be it with an electric guitar or a pedal steel in his hands, you’ll find Marco touring with Kasey Rausch’s Country Duo or on stage in his home town with Mr. Marco’s V7, The Naughty Pines, or songwriter extraordinaire Scott Hrabko.
Richard Burgess Bass
Richard Burgess embraces a wide variety of musical styles and has spent the last quarter century working clubs, festivals, theaters, and concert halls as one of Kansas City's primary bass players. Burgess is equally at home whether in boots at his honky tonk happy hour with The Naughty Pines, or donning a tuxedo in the Heritage Philharmonic. When away from the bass, Richard enjoys picking up a guitar and writing, recording, and performing his own songs. Richard has released a solo album, Midwestern Wind, and can be heard on numerous nationally released recordings.
Matt Brahl Drums
Matt Brahl pulls from many different facets of music to maintain a versatile and unique drumming style. Matt began playing professionally with The Victorstands and Sandoval and continues to be an on-call musician for such bands as Rex Hobart & The Misery Boys, Hadacol, and Howard Iceberg & the Titanic’s. His enthusiasm for Country music is evident, playing with the great Mike Ireland & Holler where he honed his honky tonk chops. In addition to The Naughty Pines, Matt can be seen in such bands as The Hardship Letters, Potter’s Field, and The Liz Finity Affair.