Good Day Noir Family,
our “E.A.Poets Approved/Bands We Like” section is dedicated to Cassie Jean and the Fireflies. I discovered this Duo while shuffling songs on Spotify and I was fascinated by their music.
The sound proposed by this duo thrilled me.
A compositional style that brings with it ancestral emotions and that immediately made me think of the real music… the one that has been transmitted from the Appalachian mountains from generation to generation to the present day.
Songs like these accompanied the pioneers who sought some solace in music in those difficult times when these people were trying to create a future in an unknown land.
This music is sincere and honest and carries with it these stories that have come to us carried by the wind.
The musical arrangements and interpretation are absolutely flawless.
Cassie Jean and the Fireflies have a great experience and maturity and their compositional style is solid and manages to find inspiration from the past but be modern at the same time. A nice discovery that I recommend to everyone.
Heart over Head is Cassie Jean and the Fireflies‘ Album Out Now!
Real and Sincere
Cassie Jean Barbaresi and Rich Odato are the songwriting duo at the core of Cassie Jean and the Fireflies. Partners in life and music, they made a fateful decision in 2020 to completely forgo cover gigs and ride out the pandemic in their home studio.
It wasn’t long before the quality and quantity of new songs–fueled by Cassie’s prolific lyric writing–outpaced the pair’s meager production skills. Enter Bud Snyder, a Grammy-winning producer/engineer known for his work with the Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule, Gregg Allman and many others.