Chris Cassaday
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Chris Cassaday

Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011
Solo Rock Folk


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"American Songwriter: Daily Discovery"

After hearing ‘My Oh My’, American Songwriter Magazine featured me in their Daily Discovery segment. - American Songwriter Magazine

"DC Music Rocks"


"CBS Round-Up Interview"

Interview & Performance with CBS - CBS


"Split Decisions EP
Released November 14th, 2014
Available at

"The Savannah Sessions"
Released May 28th, 2015
Available on iTunes, spotify, napster, google play, apple music, youtube
*Song 'My Oh My' from this album is being played on SiriusXM radio's The Coffee House (Channel 14)

"Stranger Places" 

Available on iTunes, spotify, napster, google play, apple music, youtube




Chris Cassaday is a folk-funk singer/songwriter from Arlington, Virginia. Over the past 6 years, Chris has performed at hundreds of different venues both solo and with his band "The Cassaday Concoction" in Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Colorado, New York, Florida, Hawaii and even Ireland. He graduated from James Madison University where he regularly performed as a solo acoustic act, as well as with several different bands. Since leaving JMU, music has become Chris's life. In the past year alone, Chris has played over 100 shows at some of the best venues the Washington DC area has to offer, including but not limited to: Gypsy Sally's, The Velvet Lounge, IOTA, Songbyrd Cafe, Jammin' Java, and The Bullpen at National's Park; in addition to performing at popular venues all up and down the east coast and different parts of the country (e.g. New York, Colorado, Hawaii).

Chris independently released his first professionally recorded album "The Savannah Sessions" on all digital outlets (iTunes, spotify, etc.) on May 25th, 2015. The album received widespread support and great reviews on all digital outlets. The album was mixed and produced by Ted Bowne, one of Chris's greatest influences and the lead singer of the award winning rock-reggae band Passafire. “The Savannah Sessions” is available on iTunes, Spotify, Napster, Google Play, and youtube.

Chris's original song "My Oh My" off of the album was sought out by Sirius XM radio and is now being played regularly on Sirius XM's the Coffee House (Channel 14). Chris also performed a 5-song live session for Sirius XM in September 2015 that was featured on the Coffee House as well. "My Oh My" was also given an honorable mention at the 27th Rocky Mountain Folk Festival in Lyons, Colorado on August 18, 2017.

After two years of extensive live performances and touring, Chris independently released his next studio effort "Stranger Places" on April 10th, 2017 on all digital music outlets. This album was also produced and mixed by Ted Bowne from Passafire, and response to the release has been extremely positive, exposing Chris to a larger audience all around the country.

Chris was featured in "American Songwriter Magazine" in their daily discovery section back in 2016. In addition to receiving airplay on Washington DC's 88.5 WAMU FM station, Chris has been featured on Washington DC's 96.7 FM on the "Voices From The DMV" and "DC Music Rocks" radio shows showcasing DC artists and their music, myself included. Chris also made a guest appearance on CBS Radio's Weekend Round-Up podcast where her performed and was interviewed. The performance/interview aired on several CBS radio stations around the country. 

During his solo live performances, Chris includes the use of a looper pedal and other interesting effects, giving his solo performances a one-man-band type of appeal and the ability to keep large crowds entertained and dancing. His band "The Cassaday Concoction" lures audiences in with catchy harmonies, dance-inducing funk grooves, and hard punching rock and roll.

Whether he is playing solo or with his band, Chris's unique blend of blues, folk and funk, his crafty songwriting style, his unpredictable set lists, and his thunderous, distinctive voice have gathered him a significant following around his hometown and other parts of the country. He continues to play all up and down the east coast, and looks forward to eventually travelling across the country to share his music with the masses.

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