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Tramps Like Us

by Kacy Crowley

Eleven disarming acoustic songs played by crooked girl on broken guitar.
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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1. Badass
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2. Barely Hangin On
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3. Nameless Town
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4. Sinners Hallelujah
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5. Holding In The World
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6. Goddamn Angel
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7. Downtime
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8. Kimberly
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9. Breakdown Lane
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10. Paydirt
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11. The Boss
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Album Notes
New England native Kacy Crowley has got some battle scars. From cancer to drug addiction to the music industry, Kacy has proved herself to be the definition of a survivor. Her songs are both fiercly unapologetic and bravely tender, a combination of poetic insight and simple observation that has won over the hearts of fans from Sweden to Saskatoon.

Kacy blew onto the radar in 1997 after Atlantic Records released her first independent recording "Anchorless". With critical praise jammed in her back pocket from publications like Billboard, Time, USA today and Vanity Fair she toured the US and into Canada, joined the Lilith Fair, played the H.O.R.D.E. festival, opened for acts such as Chantal Kreviazuk and Marc Cohn and participated in Neil young's Bridge School Benefit with artists like Alanis Morrissette, Metallica and the Dave Matthews Band. Her songs were featured in the films Little Boy Blue, Anywhere But Here and Three to Tango, and found their way into various television programs. Kacy was also a guest at Miles Copeland's Castle, a prestigious songwriting retreat in France.

In 2000, Kacy recorded her second album for Atlantic Records, Boys in the Attic, with Fred Maher (Lou Reed, Matthew Sweet, Luna). The record was shelved by Atlantic, however, and soon after Kacy and the label parted ways.

"If my life were a movie it would be titled, Blessing in disguise, a study of understatements," kacy laughs, "getting dropped refocused me on what I love most about music... struggle and hope." She took a couple of years to write and refuel, study french and horseback ride, and record her third cd, Moodswing.

Produced by Jon Dee Graham (Patti Smith, Jon Doe, The Gourds) and released in 2003, Moodswing is an Austin favorite and was named #9 best album by the Austin American-Statesman. It's first single "Kind of Perfect" picked up the #3 award for best song and was also named #9 song of the year in KGSR's top 107 songs of 2003.

Her third release, "Tramps Like Us" is an introspective and disarming collection of eleven acoustic songs. Recorded with just a guitar and microphone, "Tramps Like Us" demonstrates that less is more.


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christopher gray

thank you!
a colleague dropped a copy of Anchorless on my desk years ago and I immediately fell in love with this girl. This is why you should support independent music. If you've never been to South by Southwest, or it's Northern sista, mark it on your calendar. Some of the best music in the country happens during a short weekend...good stuff.

jochen paul

absolutlely great
kacy hat es geschafft, sich seit "anchorless" treu zu bleiben und sich gleichzeitig weiterzuentwickeln - sehr, sehr gut

luke mudskipper

a stripped down journey into the brilliance of tramps like us
on tramps like kacy crowley has once again given the world a great gift of her unique and very special perspective. thank you kacy.


Beautiful liquid sound and words that bite just enough
Kacy's "Tramps Like Us" is the real deal. It's a beautiful
thing when a CD can hold its own with one vocal and a
guitar. Nameless Town and Sinners Hallelujah will stick in
your head long after the CD ends. The breathy Holding in the
World is spellbinding; you will have a hard doing anything
else but listening when this one is on. A beautiful, liquid
voice and lyrics that bite just enough make this artist one
of the best I have heard in a long, long time.


This album is badass!!
Kacy's new album is absolutely amazing! I would highly recommend that you order it right now. I think it's going to break the record for most consecutive time spent in my CD player. (Which was previously held by Moodswing...)

Mike Holtzclaw

Kacy Crowley is an absolute treasure
How many great CDs does Kacy Crowley have to put out before folks outside of Austin discover her? This one is her third, and because it is a strictly accoustic set, it puts the focus squarely on her wonderful songwriting ability and her other-worldly way with a vocal. I will admit, on this disc I miss the presence of a backing band, because she used her fellow musicians to strong effect on her first two CDs. But just hearing Kacy wrap her voice around a song like "Badass" or "Sinner's Hallelujah" makes it worthwhile. Any new music from Kacy Crowley is reason to rejoice. This accoustic set just showcases the talents that make her so indispensible.