Cassandra Vohs-Demann
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Cassandra Vohs-Demann

Marengo, Illinois, United States | SELF

Marengo, Illinois, United States | SELF
Band Rock Singer/Songwriter




""Cassandra and the Gravel Road Band were awesome!"

"Cassandra and the Gravel Road Band were awesome! Their music was fantastic, they interacted with the audience and put on a great show. Probably the best thing about the band though was they were so easy to work with and were so down to earth. I can't wait to bring them back next year!"
Streetfest July 9, 2011, Champaign, IL -Tony Oligney-Estill, Special Events Manager-Champaign Park District - Champaign Park District

"Review by freelance Rock Writer-Rich Wilson"

"Firstly, am I right in thinking that this is a self released / own label release? If it is, then I'm shocked as I would imagine that there would record labels lining up to sign the band. It reminds me very much of the likes of Shaun Colvin or even Mary Chapin Carpenter (both of whom I love).

The musicianship is top-drawer, great melodies, engaging and emotional lyrics. There's little more to say except if there is any justice in the world the band would be well known" - Rich Wilson is a UK based freelance rock writer, contributing feature articles and reviews since 199

"“From the moment I put “Here I am” on, I was taken on a journey…."

“From the moment I put “Here I am” on, I was taken on a journey….
All the emotional elements were revealed…Cassandra’s powerful, versatile vocals were inspiring. The first song touched me when the chorus came on. Wow! It’s really exciting listening to this CD. Cassandra’s vocals, lyrics songwriting and the production are all right there. Each song a story, a bit of her life in each verse.

- Peter Calo ~ New York Guitarist, Composer, Producer- Best know for his work with Carly Simon


Cassandra's Original CD "Here I Am" was released on October 23rd, 2010.Produced by John Hegner at Starbell Hatchery. Several original tracks can be heard on the Audio Page

Accepted to Pandora Radio's Music Genome Project

Featured on Women of Substance Radio

"Here I Am was #3 on Indie Charts for Women of Substance Radio January 2012

Available on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon

2011 "The Teacher" single used for Promotional Video-Pioneer Center of McHenry County

2012 "Let's Paint the World" single used for Promotional Video-Pioneer Center of McHenry County

"Celebrate Anyway" Holiday Single Released 12/18/2010

Chicago Acoustic Underground Podcast-Airing October 2011



Cassandra is also known as Cassandra and the Gravel Road Band

Cassandra Vohs-Demann's musical style builds on the traditions of Melissa Etheridge, Sheryl Crow and Sarah McLachlan, but is uniquely her own. Cassandra’s original songs focus on love, loss, self-reflection, healing and dreams and are inspired by personal experiences and a true desire to help others through music. Her high energy performances and inspiring vocals connect to the audience straight from the heart. Cassandra’s love of singing came at an early age while growing up on a farm. "I used music as an escape. Growing up with 5 brothers and sisters, it was the only thing I had that I could truly call my own. It was my connection to my heart" Cassandra is the owner of A Place to Shine Music, where for 19 years she has been teaching, performing, writing and producing music. Her motto: "Believe in what is possible..." It is her passion and soul’s work to share music, inspire growth and help artists find their true voice. After receiving a degree in Music Education and vocal performance from the University of Illinois in 1991, Cassandra continued her professional training in opera and acting for 7 years in Chicago where she performed with the Grant Park Symphony, The New Organization for Vocal Artistry and was an anthem soloist for the Chicago Bulls. In addition, she has extensive experience both as an actress, director and session vocalist.

In 1999, Cassandra changed her musical direction and became a rock/pop/jazz singer and began focusing more on writing and performing her own original music. After 20 years in the music industry, she decided to pursue a lifelong dream of recording a fully produced original CD. "Here I Am” was released in October 2010. She was honored to work with an incredible friend and producer named John Hegner at Starbell Hatchery Studio who embraced her project and was an inspiration to work with. She is also extremely grateful for the incredible musicians who worked on the CD including sought after New York guitarist, Peter Calo, who is best known for his work with Carly Simon.

Currently, Cassandra performs solo and with her band Cassandra and the Gravel Road Band touring all over the Midwest. She has performed in Illinois, Wisconsin, Georgia, Florida, Minnesota, Washington State, Tennessee, Colorado, Washington D.C and New Orleans. “I feel blessed to be able to live my passion every day!”

Cassandra holds studio hours at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park at the Dole Mansion in Crystal Lake, IL. She lives in Marengo, IL with her husband Phil.