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Last Featured on this show April 14, 2016

Cassie Urbany Call it country with a bit of bite. Cassie Urbany’s music combines catchy, resonant melodies with just enough attitude to give it the occasional ‘don’t let the door hit your butt on the way out’ sound.
The songs – a bit folk, a bit blues, a bit country – are the collaborative work of a mother-daughter songwriting duo and performed by artist Cassie Urbany at songwriter showcases, coffeehouses and clubs in the Washington, D.C. area.
“I love how my love of music and my mom’s love of writing have been combined into relatable songs,” Urbany said.
“It’s such a bonding experience,” said her mother, Deborah Straszheim, a newspaper reporter in Connecticut. “And she has such a beautiful voice.”
Cassie Urbany began writing melodies in high school, but a college breakup transformed her guitar playing into songwriting. After leaving home in New England to get a fresh start in D.C., Cassie wrote her first two songs, then came home to visit her mother, who’d suffered a breakup at about the same time as her daughter.
The two co-wrote their first song during the visit, then began sending music and lyrics back and forth via text message. Typically, mother or daughter will share an idea for a song and discuss it, starting with the song title or message. Cassie Urbany then writes a melody or offers her mother several to choose from, sending them via text. Straszheim then texts back lyrics, giving her daughter veto power over those she doesn’t like.
Despite the general arrangement, both offer thoughts on melody and lyrics, sometimes singing them to one another, making the songs true collaborations.




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(PST) Artist Name
9:00 Silhouette Cities No Worse for the Wear EP
     
9:27 Cassie Urbany Red Flag
9:30 AngelSeed Bloodfield
9:35 Elena Maro It's Been A Long Way
9:37 Thee Aspiring Hail Mary
9:40 Truman The Bitch
9:44 Truman U & I
9:47 Truman Mission Control
9:50 Truman Rat Race
9:54 Truman STOP NWO
9:57 AirCrash Detectives Rose Tinted Glasses
10:03 David D. Stewart The Backwoods
10:07 Forge The Rubicon Going Down
10:10 JAMIE ALIMORAD ROCK ME TO HEAVEN
10:15 The Nigel Purcell Trio Drive off
10:19 The Pieces of Mind Hoochie Coochie Man
10:22 RED MORRIS BLACK'S EYES
10:27 Riff Reign Flashback
10:32 roger bockus juger en envers
10:36 roger bockus ensemble
10:40 Sonny Hunter You Want Attention
10:43 The Stunt People Grindstone
10:47 T Dawn Upside Down Helter Skelter
10:52 Kuhl You, Me, The Stars & Love
10:55 Derecho  Tempestuous
11:00 Icicle Boggles My Mind
11:05 3 Rivers Somewhere
11:11 The Brake Brothers Band Closer to the Edge
11:15 Folkwood The Warrior
11:19 From The Balcony Long Road
11:22 Audio Riot UK I'm Going Down
11:27 Audiolepsia Estigma
11:35 The Pieces of Mind Walking In The Shadow Of Today
11:40 The Boulton Brothers Band Sigh One
11:45 Monica Dupont Checkin' Out
11:49 Color Out Anything But Everything
11:53 THE CORRIDORS INSPIRED VISIONS
11:58 Daggerplay Brainfuck Euphoria
12:01 dead flowers satyr
12:05 Devine Electric It Happens All The Time
12:09 Disappearer A Wolf Behind Your Door
12:13 The Disfavoured Party Holy Father
12:17 DownFall Lost My Mind
12:21 Paul Christopher Relax And Take It Slow
12:25 Flemt You ll Always Be There
12:30 Folkwood The Entering Sun
12:36 From The Balcony Amarena
12:40 Jupiter In Velvet So Automatic
12:45 KiKstart Heart Might Break Again
12:47 Lexi Scherr All Take
12:51 Matt Steady Romulus and Remus
12:55 Michael S. Hennessey Closet full of Bones
1:02 Paul Christopher Only Time
1:05 The Midnight Gig Masquerade
1:08 Mike Sands  Wander No More 
1:12 Of Good Nature Life Worth Livin
1:17 Paul Maged Love and Loss In The Western World
1:22 Paul Maged Human Warfare
1:25 Paul Christopher What s The Use Of Trying
1:28 Phil Butta I Know You. Rider.
1:33 Prince Charman Black Sheep
1:37 Rebecca Cullen Teething
1:42 Sasser Tomorrow Never Knew
1:45 Sentinel The Innocence
1:49 Paul Christopher Will The Comet Collide
1:53 Softcore Suicide Sick As a Fuck
1:56 Sonder Brand New Love (Lou Barlow)