Starting with the March/April 2012 Issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine Kacey Cubero is writing our "Vocal Coach" column. When you hear her sing, you'll know why. Her latest CD "Fill Your Cup" is Americana music at its best.
"Americana" is music that honors and is derived from the traditions of American roots music. This CD includes a captivating mix of blues, classic rock, bluegrass, folk, and traditional country. Kacey's voice and music has been compared to Bonnie Raitt, Nora Jones, Stevie Nicks, Shelby Lynne, and Lucinda Williams. She is a very versatile songwriter and vocalist.
Kacey was twice named "Indie Artist of the Year" by Singer Magazine.
Fill Your Cup was listed on the No Depression Listeners Poll of Top CDs, landing amongst Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash, Natalie Merchant, and Sarah Borges.
"Feather in the Wind" was voted Best Folk Song at the MAVRIC Independent Music Awards.
Here is what reviewers have said about Kacey's CD:
Maverick (5 out of 5 stars)
Kacey has her own unique style and sound. A blend of Americana and alt-country, FILL YOUR CUP is one of those albums you will keep on repeat play for a long time to come. The songs get better and better with every listen. The album's title track, Fill Your Cup, sounds simply amazing. Kacey's vocals on I Want More and It's Alright bring to mind Lucinda Williams. Old Cadillac is soulful country, reminiscent of Shelby Lynne. This is an album full of songs you will want to hear again and again.
Soulful, soft, plaintive, rebellious, rough around the edges, and just plain rockin', Kacey Cubero's new album, FILL YOUR CUP, smoothly nestles the singer-songwriter into the fabric of Americana.
Infectious, original, and soulful Americana with thought-provoking lyrics.
Blabber 'n' Smoke
A welcome addition to that select group of female performers who fuse sultry vocals with bluesy country rock, Kacey Cubero is indeed, on the strength of this album, almost up there with Kathleen Edwards, Lucinda Williams and Sarah Borges. The twelve self penned songs are all impressive ... a brace of immediately attractive radio friendly songs such as "It's Alright" and "I Want More" (a tremendous song which conjures up the freewheeling wide open vistas that drive all great American rock songs) Cubero scores high. Add to that the slow burning sensual delight that is "Under my Skin" and the sweet pedal steel of "Fill Your Cup" and this record does indeed burrow under your skin.
Fill Your Cup
I Want More
Reserve the Right
What if I Really Love You
Under My Skin
Set Your Free
Feather in the Wind
Watcha Gonna Do