Kasey J. Lansdale is an American country music singer-songwriter from Nacogdoches, Texas. Lansdale is also known for her work as an author, editor, actress, and producer, as well as host and founder of the East Texas Songwriter's Workshop. Her full length debut album titled Restless was released on August 20, 2013 on Blue Siren Records co-produced Mike Clute and Kasey Lansdale. The Executive Producer is John Carter Cash.
Kasey Lansdale is a graduate of Nacogdoches High School. She attended Stephen F. Austin State University as a social work major, but did not complete her studies, dropping out to pursue her musical and acting career.
In 2007, Lansdale debuted a three track EP with Texas Swing Song, Back of My Smile, penned by Lansdale, catching the attention of venues throughout Texas. This led her to tour as an opening act with her first band, "Kasey Lansdale & The Daletones," for country music legend, Ray Price at several of his concerts throughout Texas.
She co-wrote two songs set to appear on the soundtrack of the horror film, Christmas with the Dead.
Lansdale, frustrated with fellow musicians unable to hone their craft due to lack of exposure to the industry in East Texas, created and still hosts "The East Texas Songwriter's Workshop," where Grammy Award winning artist Linda Davis, Grammy Nominee Songwriter Bonnie Baker, and Grammy Award winning producer John Carter Cash have all appeared as guests.
Kasey Lansdale also penned the song Edge of Dark Water, which has been released for download in link/qr code form in the trade paperbacks in the British and American editions of the novel of the same name by Joe R. Lansdale.
Lansdale is a frequent performer overseas, regularly performing as a headliner at the Piacenza Blues Festival, as well as other events and festivals across Europe. She recorded briefly with Davide Di Leo or "Boosta," of the Premio Italiano della Musica award winning group, Subsonica. Her 2010 album Never Say Never was recorded at Warner Nashville Studios.
On April 1st, 2014 Kasey was recognized by the Country Music Association as Spotlight Star of the Month and is currently touring and working with her producer John Carter Cash.
Lansdale's single, “Sorry Ain’t Enough” debuted at #4 on the National MPE Downloads Chart.Her songs Back of My Smile and Foolin' Around were featured on the soundtrack for the film Cold in July. Back of My Smile received international distribution for Milan Records.
In 2015 she was nominated for Best New Female Artist of the Year at the 2015 Texas Regional Radio Music Awards. A new E.P. titled Leave Her Wild is being released 08/01/16 on Blue Siren Records, Produced by John Carter Cash recorded at the Cash Cabin.
She recently opened for Wynonna Judd.
Kasey Lansdale's short story "The Companion," on which she collaborated with her brother Keith and father Joe Lansdale, appeared in the Random House collection Great Writers and Kids Write Spooky Stories (Great Writers & Kids Anthologies) [Hardcover] ed. Greenberg, Morgan & Weinberg. This story later reappeared in A Fistfull of Stories, from Joe R. Lansdale, as well as the collection Bumper Crop.
Her non-fiction article "Growing up Lansdale style" was published in 2012 by online magazine The Horror Zine, created by editor Jeani Rector and later published in The Horror Zine print anthology, "A Feast of Frights", edited by Jeani Rector. She is also the editor of the horror anthology Impossible Monsters published by Subterranean Press and featuring stories from Neil Gaiman, Charlaine Harris, Anne Perry, Joe R. Lansdale, & David Schow among others.
Lansdale has edited an all e-book horror fiction anthology with Biting Dog Press titled Fresh Blood & Old Bones designed to showcase newer authors alongside established authors. It was published on September 29, 2012.
Lansdale has completed a short story with her father titled Blind Love which is to be included in an anthology from Harper Collins entitled Dark Duets edited by Christopher Golden.
Her short story,The Flame was published by SST publications spring 2014.
She just published The Bleeding wall: A Dana Roberts Novella co-written with her father Joe R. Lansdale published as a limited edition by Subterranean Press.
Pandi Press is a new publishing company started by Kasey and her father Joe R. Lansdale to control the rights regarding the publishing and re-issue of Joe Lansdale's older works.
Film & theater career
Lansdale's first feature film role was Ella in the horror film, Christmas with the Dead.
In 2011, she produced a stage reading of "Suckerfish", written by W.T. Underwood and
directed by Thomas Jane, alongside the one act play, By Bizarre Hands, by Joe R. Lansdale, directed by Terrill Lee Lankford at the Steve Allen Theater in Los Angeles. She also appeared in Grammy award winning artist Jim Lauderdale's music video "Ever Gonna Hurt" as the love interest. In 2015 Lansdale was featured in a short film by director Izzy Lee titled Postpartum about a woman who gives birth at home and things go very bad.
Lansdale supports the non-profit organization, PROTECT: The National Association to Protect Children, as well as animal rights advocacy groups.
Lansdale has stated that Reba McEntire is her most important early musical influence.
Her father is award-winning author Joe R. Lansdale.
- No More Rain −2006 Blue Siren Records
- Back of My Smile −2006 Blue Siren Records
- Know Me −2007 Blue Siren Records
- Never Say Never −2010 Blue Siren Records
- Restless −2013 Blue Siren Records
- MADD Texas Artists: Clouded Mind featured
- Leave Her Wild EP. Single is Living in the Moment. Blue Siren Records, TBR 08/01/16.