Dutch Cassidy 17


Amsterdam, NL   Jan 2015


Artist Bio

Influences:   John Hiatt, Jason Isbell, Justin Currie, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Jim Groce, Loudon Wainwright III, Neil Young, Steve Earle... should I go on?

Yes he's Dutch, but he serves up true and raw Americana, as natural as breathing a Nashville breeze. A mix of country, blues, rock'n'roll and folk.
As real as it gets. Songs that'll break your heart or drive you to drink.


Early 2018 Dutch released the EP 'Getting There' with 4 songs, including the 2017 FAWM song New York City. Available from all major online stores or as autographed CD (including 2 bonustracks unreleased anywhere online) through dutchcassidy.bandcamp.com


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  • @unknownbecky  Feb 28

    Thanks so much for the nice comments! I'm a new fan of yours as well.

  • @davewermers Feb 26

    Thanks for listening to "Loose Ends". Maybe I will have to try put "Loose Bowels" to music. We'll see what I can do tonight.

  • @cindyrella  Feb 26

    😁 thanks

  • @cindyrella  Feb 26

    Yes! It is a funny one!

  • @cindyrella  Feb 26

    Any you feel you want to do-go for it!

  • @cindyrella  Feb 26

    I tell myself I won't write as many songs this year, but ideas keep coming. Sometimes they me up, or I dream them. This year is even worse, or is it better? 😊

  • @billgcaldwell  Feb 24

    Congrats on 14 Dutch. You deserve a beer or two!

  • @lieke Feb 23

    Unfortunately I couldn't stay in the lakehouse, change of plans. I put up my first song in Dutch language, just letting you know. Thanks for your patience.

  • @lieke Feb 23

    Congrats on your win!

  • @mardeycranbleson Feb 22

    Wow you've been busy! Not sure if I'll be able to but might try to catch up this weekend.

  • @max  Feb 21

    Yes, lijkt me gezellig. Hoe laat gaat ie ook al weer live?
    Ik moet donderdagochtend werken maar ben de middag/avond vrij.

  • @max  Feb 21

    Huh, was je er ook?
    Ik heb em nog voorzien van een plectrum ook πŸ˜€

  • @metalfoot  Feb 21

    To be clear-- I thought your playing on Cheques was fine, but that's just what the song is about!

  • @misterd Feb 20

    Thanks for listening to my old time blues piano song . Appreciate it !

  • @stephenwordsmith Feb 18

    Go for it!

  • @cindyrella  Feb 18

    I think turning upside down was just the perfect thing to do! Awesome!

  • @cindyrella  Feb 18

    Thanks so much for Upside Down in Love! It is wonderful.

  • @cindyrella  Feb 18

    Yes that will be fine!

  • @tsunamidaily Feb 17

    thanks for your version of bad apples-- i have been superbusy this week at work, with valentine's day and extra functions, so i have barely been on all week. sorry i'm just now getting back to you about it!

  • @lain Feb 16

    Thanks for your comment in my soundbard - Yeah FAWM is magic! πŸ˜€ I never thought I would write that much songs as I had quite a down before .... πŸ˜€ I am very happy that I am here with all of you guys.

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 14

    Thanks for the fab comment on my anti valentines πŸ˜€ <3

  • @flutterby42 Feb 14

    Thanks for your thoughts on the song about my dad. You were bang on with your description of him. And you're right, he did have some stories to tell. Inspiration for a song or two perhaps?

  • @flutterby42 Feb 14

    Thanks for your kind words about my waltz and taking the time to write about it. I loved your description of the memories it evoked. I did not know about the Swedish waltz lengthened 3rd best, so thanks for sharing. I am going to have to listen for it.

  • @crimulus  Feb 13

    Thanks so much for the impromptu pep talk! I was so tired last night all the "getting old" thoughts were really driving everything. I actually really liked the song this morning, for the most part, but even better, thanks to your comment and some other things people said to me, I woke up this morning about as optimistic on a birthday as I have been for a good five years. I really can't stress enough how meaningful your words were.

    Additionally, I had NO IDEA I left the flub up in the beginning of the video. I thought I was cropping it to the final cut, but I missed -- back to being tired. Looking back, though, seeing as how it really was a kind of diary entry, it works really well, because it shows the process that went into it.

    Again, here's my never-possible-to-be-sufficient thanks, as usual. You're a seriously valuable asset to the FAWM community.

  • @lain Feb 13

    Thank you for your comment on "30 seconds" - I appreciate πŸ˜€

  • @cindyrella  Feb 12

    Sure! Give it a go

  • @crimulus  Feb 12

    Thanks Dutch! I've returned the YT sub, and I'll be back for more of yours later. Right now I'm trying to pace myself with listening to songs with the Randomizer, but you've given me a lot of great encouragement and feedback, and I will certainly return the favor.

  • @mustanglola87 Feb 11

    hihi ik ken t, heb er net ook maar 1 opgepleurd onder t motto 'danbenkdrmoarvanaf'

  • @tamsnumber4  Feb 10

    Thanks for commenting and listening to "Nothin' To Lose", appreciate it!

  • @mardeycranbleson Feb 2019

    Yep I was a little late this year due to work stuff. Hopefully I'll be able to make time. I actually haven't done much music since last fawm so may take me like 5 songs to warm up.

  • @kanttila Feb 2019

    I don't think metaphor was the right word. I just mean I like the idea of singing about being "the breeze". Though I suppose the way you've written it is more literal than not.

  • @tseaver  Feb 2019

    > I'm thinking of setting it to a different key just to spice up the
    > vocals. To get more energy from the words... whatchu reckon?

    Do you mean trasposing it up in the middle of the song (maybe before that last verse, signaling the change in mood?) Or for the whole song?

  • @moonraccoon  Feb 2019

    Thank you in return, Dutch -- that's high praise! As with your The Breeze, my Troughs of Knowing Weeds wasn't intended for FAWM... and then it happened πŸ˜€

  • @billgcaldwell  Feb 2019

    Hey Dutch, thanks for commenting on When I Dream of You. Fun times at FAWM.

  • @tsunamidaily Feb 2019

    how goes it? glad to see you off to such a start this year. of course you can have dibs on bad apples. go for it.

  • @natalieedelson  Feb 2019

    Thanks for your kind words on my tune - looking forward to hearing you!

  • @hamiltonpoolhall  Feb 2019

    I'm not familiar with that Mose Allison song, I'll have to check it out! Thanks for the flurry of kind comments, I'll be sure and check back here to listen further myself.

  • @lieke Feb 2019

    Yes I will be making music this year!

  • @mrmule Feb 2019

    Thank you! Yeah, I make everything pretty much by myself, being the antisocial DIY-oriented "thing" that I am. I taught myself some saxophone by playing it live and recording it (I think I still have way under 100 hours of playing it in total), and I am happy that i can make exactly the kind of music that I want with it!

  • @crimulus  Feb 2019

    Thanks for the encouraging comments Dutch! I've been struggling a bit with the process and have just tried to stay heads down to power through.

    It really helps to get a few kind words, and hopefully I start to feel a little nimbler after this initial sluggishness. πŸ˜€

    You rock!

  • @mustanglola87 Feb 2019

    Hallooooo Olavvvvv
    Hoor je mij???

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 2019

    Thanks for your kind comment on burn the town down <3

  • @billgcaldwell  Feb 2019

    Thanks for the comment on Sunny Day, Dutch. FAWM2019 is off to a great start.

  • @pumpkinhead  Feb 2019

    Hi Dutch. February at last! The chance to hear all you folks great new songs and an explosion of creativity. Happy fawming.

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 2019

    yeah baby but due to travels not hard core only a few songs πŸ˜€

  • @crimulus  Jan 2019

    Hi Dutch -- also glad to see you're back. Here's to another go!

  • @billgcaldwell  Jan 2019

    Hey Dutch, here I am. I've been enjoying "Getting There". Can't wait to see what you come with in the next month (and year).

  • @moonshadow Jan 2019

    Welcome Dutch, Have a great FAWM,

  • @nuj4x Jan 2019

  • @max  Jan 2019

  • @marthie Jan 2019

    Happy FAWMing 2019.
    Looking forward to hear what you come up with this February.
    I am planning to focus on songs for Easter in this year’s FAWM.
    Let’s play, write and listen!🎢🎢🎢🎢
    Marthie- #WOmanOnFire