Marca Cassity

 

Marca Cassity

Marca Cassity - Bio Marca Cassity delivers inspired folk rock spirit songs with a positive message, and Native nuances, that speak to overcoming hardship through resilience, in connection to nature, humor, love, compassion, spirituality, and heritage. 

Called a “soulful songstress,” by the L.A. Weekly, Marca was raised in rural Oklahoma. The product of her Osage Indian ancestry and blue-collar sweat, hard work is no mystery to Marca, and it shows in her art and her expression.

Music was a gift and a path.  At three, Marca was singing Johnny Cash songs to her family and by elementary school was entering piano competitions. Then, in her teens, her cousin Eddie taught her to play bluegrass guitar and she found herself drawn to the music of such powerful rock-roots artists as Neil Young and Melissa Etheridge.

At 21, having outgrown her small town, Marca set out on her life’s journey, eventually studying with spiritual teachers and musicians from around world. Along the way, she was accompanied by the wisdom of Pema Chodron, Ram Dass, and Rumi and she found solace in transcendental music. Ultimately, the grace and grit of these roots, combined with the circular energy of mantra, took Marca back home.

While songwriting and touring in 2001, Marca found herself in the Bay Area and has been writing music, singing, and performing for the last decade. Nationally touring landed her in Baltimore in 2016,  and has brought a new focus as she explores the east coast. 

In April 2014, Marca released "Songs from the Well," an 11-song, tribally-funded album produced by Julie Wolf, who has collaborated with such musical acts as Indigo Girls and Ani DiFranco. The album speaks to overcoming hardship through resilience, connection to nature, humor, love, spirituality, and heritage. On stage, Marca embraces her audiences with music, wit, ease and wisdom.

Marca's music career has spanned twenty years and she's performed in venues and events across America and Canada, including The Blue Door, Oklahoma City; Fox Theater, Boulder; Harmony Festival, Santa Rosa; Earth Day, San Francisco; and the Mystic Garden Party Festival, Maui.