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Similar stories unfold in small towns around the world, but this one happened in Chardon, OH. With under 6,000 residents, miles of farms and open fields, and innumerable hidden creeks, people not only get to know each other well, but the rural quiet allows them to learn about themselves too.
Cassidy King proudly calls this place home. Prior to tallying millions of streams and views online, the Chardon singer/songwriter discovered herself in the face of family turmoil, coming to terms with her sexuality as a queer woman, and identifying a genuine path as an artist.
“I’m not a girly-girl…makeup, glamour, and glitzy shit just aren’t for me,” she exclaims. “I’m from Ohio. I play in fields and on farms for fun. I grew up going to the creek— not playing video games. I’m always outside; that’s who I am. I love where I’m from. It’s a part of me, and it’s in my music."
As she prepares her 2020 EP alongside Mike Tuccillo [Verite, Ingrid Michaelson], Josh Sadler-Brown [Stanaj], and friend Tahgi Turner, Cassidy ultimately lets herself shine through the most in the end.