A song can be best attested for, not by catchy words & phrase, but more so by association.
Kasper has kept good company opening for, lyric-tossing & sitting in with the likes of Amos Lee, The Wood Brothers, and G Love. They hand-picked him out of a sea of songwriters to support multiple country-wide tours since 2013, when he released Bagabones.
His music sips from the cool and refreshing waters of soulful songwriters, old bluesmen, sonic architects, fine poetry & a well-traveled spirit.
O, the Fool, Kasper’s 13-song, self-produced album, boasts simple and straightforward chord progressions, which leave way for the luring & praiseworthy/magnetic lyrics to really shine. The arrangements, however, are downright lush, with Kasper taking inspiration from the sweeping orchestral scores of old Western movies. He engineered & co-wrote the record’s vibrant string parts, working with multi-instrumentalist, Kiley Ryan, whose contributions (fiddle, cello and viola) added the orchestra to the sonic landscape.
Trust the tastemakers, and lend an ear to his latest pièce de résistance, O, the Fool, or hear him live, where the riches of studio arrangements are stripped away, and what’s left is a priceless and sturdy song worthy of its weight in gold, indeed.