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Cassandra Cossitt has won recognition for her songwriting:

You Ain't Here to Rain on My Honky Tonk Parade, Honorable Mention, American Songwriter Magazine, June 2006

I'm still trying to say goodbye (but you're long gone), Runner-up/ Country Category, Song of the Year Contest, April 2006 Competition

Cowboy Poets and Honky Tonk Heartthrobs, First Prize/Country Category, Nashville Song Service 2005 Annual Contest

Hellhound Romeo, Honorable Mention, Song of the Year Contest, Sept 2005 Competition

Cryin’ Now, Honorable Mention, American Songwriter Magazine, Sept 2004

- Buttercup Times


The music of the honky-tonk group Buttercup inhabits the world of Hank, Johnny Paycheck and Ray Price and the Cherokee Cowboys. Mixing original tunes with classic country covers, this five-piece band - led by sisters Cassandra (Moondog) and Octavia (T-Bone) - sings about cowboy poets who don't stay, salvation through Cuervo and the hard-luck life of a barfly. Simply put, Buttercup is a Richmond band not to be missed. 9 p.m. With The Dregs, a local rockabilly act. - Caine O'Rear


" In a city known for interesting artists, the trio known as Buttercup may be a little more to the strange end, or they could be right smack in the middle of the road with their hauntingly spare Americana covers and originals about love, loss, death and desolation. Whether you find these two guitar-playing sisters and a drummer refreshingly unique or disturbingly morose may have a little to do with how much youve had to drink and how much you like to listen to Patsy Cline. Personally, we love them with a shot of Beam Black and a High Life." "
- Style Weekly


Discography

Just a couple demos

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Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

Buttercup is two sisters hangin’ out in the drummer's basement with a fiddler and a lead guitar player, exhuming long-buried honky-tonk songs and mixing in classic country favorites and originals.

Buttercup's originals pay homage to the golden hay-day of C&W without ignoring civilization post-Hank Williams -- i.e., rockabilly, punk, the sexual revolution, Paxil and David Lynch. Besides, the world still could use more drinking songs, murder ballads, and a new song category: "Heck no I wont go your bail."

Early country music has a raw simplicity, humor and humanity that seems to have been lost somewhere along the way. We strive to recapture that with lots o' hollerin' that might remind you of The Maddox Brothers and Rose. Our covers date back to the 50s and 60s - songs by George Jones and Johnny Paycheck, Ernest Tubb and Lefty Frizzell, Bob Wills, Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Kitty Wells, Patsy Cline, just to name a few.

Quotes from fans…

“That night your voice reminded me of a cross between Patsy & Patsy (Cline & Montana) with a little bit of Barbara Stanwyck from Big Valley thrown in. Very cool.”

“Kitty Wells with a bone to pick.”

“Thanks for playing real country music.”

“Patsy Cline meets David Lynch.”

“Ya’ll sound like the bottom of the barrel at 3 am. Thanks for keeping it real.”

"You're like a Jack and Coke - without the Coke."