Check out Kassini’s new song, Lightning. It was written in one day this past February here in Columbia and filmed the next in Silver Spring! Kassini will be hitting the road later this month ahead of their performance at Summerfest in Milwaukee on July 7th.


Everybody Needs A Little Kickstart

As of 5 PM EST today, I am proud to announce that we have successfully completed a kickstarter campaign we started for Kassini. Thank you to all my family, friends and strangers who donated or shared the campaign with their friends. You all rock! We couldn’t have done it without you. The money we raised will be used to fund a 2 week tour leading up to their gig at the world famous Summerfest in Milwaukee this July 7th.

Kassini is hot right now. They are putting the finishing touches on a new EP, and a they have a new video for their single, “Lightning”, which will can be seen below. Thank you again, and stay tuned for other gig announcements soon.

HoCo Bloggers, I Need Your Help

Dear Howard County Blogging Community,

As some of you might know, one of my passions is music. So much so that I decided to start an offshoot of this blog called PeopleTree Productions where I work with bands and musicians to increase their success in the studio, on the road and in life.

One of my clients is a band out of NYC called Kassini. Kassini’s lead singer is South Londoner John Hogg who is an absolute musical genius. In my opinion, his lyrics eclipse that of even one of my favorite songwriters, Eddie Vedder. And not only that. His voice is better too. Throw in Berklee alum, and Maryland native, Shane Koss on keys and the production dials, and Kassini is something special. Their album, Immune, is one of the best albums of the last 15 years.

Why am I telling you all of this? Because tomorrow, Wednesday September 19th, Kassini will be playing at Sonoma’s in the Owen Brown Village Center. And I need help getting the word out. Will you please help me by letting your readers and social networks know about tomorrow’s show?

See, I want to reach as many people as I possibly can to let them know that this great band will be playing here in Columbia tomorrow night.  But I can only reach so far. With your help, I could let some of your readers (who might be huge live music fans), know about this where they otherwise might not have an idea it was even happening.

So what do you say? Can you help a fellow blogger out? Please help me get the word out about this show and let it be known that Columbia and Howard County support live original music.

Thank you!




Atholton Improves to 3-0

There was some magic in the air last Friday night as Atholton rallied from a 21-0 deficit to beat the previously unbeaten Howard Lions 35-34 at Howard. My cousin, Luke Casey, is Atholton’s QB, and he had an amazing game, rushing for 115 yards and 2 TD’s and throwing for 176 yards and another TD. I am so proud of him and the poise he displayed in leading his team to the win. What makes it even better is the fact that he is such a good kid. Keep your eyes out for Luke and Atholton this year. They look like they’re going to be tough to beat. And hats off to Howard too. They played a hell of a game, but came up just short.


Kassini Rocks Sonoma’s Next Wednesday

Next Wednesday, September 19th, Kassini has a gig at Sonoma’s in the Owen Brown Village Center.

This is a big deal for me personally since Columbia is my home town. I would like to take this opportunity to personally invite you to the show. It’s going to be an amazing night of music, as Kassini is really starting to heat up right now.

After their Sonoma’s gig, they have a show in DC on Thursday night, a show in Richmond on Friday night and a headlining slot Saturday night at the world famous Bottle & Cork in Dewey Beach, DE for the Dewey Beach Music Conference.

The following week sees them in NYC, Philly and Atlantic City. It’s a whirlwind for sure, but that’s the life of a touring band. I really hope you can come to the Sonoma’s gig. Sierra Nevada is sponsoring the evening with $3 cans of it’s delicious, cold pale ale, and I am really hoping for a good hometown crowd to see this amazing new band.

If you haven’t heard of them yet, you soon will. Come on out and see them before they get huge. Here’s the video for their song, “Just Like Me”. See you at Sonoma’s!



Doing it Again

I can’t believe it’s been 11 months since my last post, but hey, that’s the beauty of blogging, right? I took a bit of a break from blogging here while I focused my efforts on growing PeopleTree Productions, my live music booking and management company. It’s been a crazy, but rewarding year, and I am proud to announce that two PeopleTree Productions artists, Kassini and Bryan Russo, have been selected to perform at this year’s Dewy Beach Music Conference on September 22nd.

Ahead of that, Kassini will be playing at Sonoma’s in the Owen Brown Village Center on Wednesday, September 19th. Sierra Nevada is sponsoring the evening with ice cold $3 Pale Ale cans. It would mean a lot to me if you could make it! Show starts at 9!

Here’s Kassini’s song, “Just Like Me” that’s getting radio airplay now: