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.