Early life[ edit ] Born in Northampton, Massachusettsher mother was a piano teacher and her father was a construction worker. Her family soon relocated to Trumbull, Connecticutwhere Kacy remained until graduating from high school. liaar
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She started playing the guitar soon after seeing John Denver in concert at age 5. She also began taking piano lessons around that time.
After graduating high school, she attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst for one semester before dropping out. At 19 she moved out to Los Angeles to try to jumpstart her music career. She played in coffeehouses in and around the Los Angeles area.
After two years in Los Angeles, she was struggling with a drug habit and moved back into her parents' house in Connecticut. She moved to New York City around and tried forming a few ensemble groups, without much success.
She began waiting tables, while living with then-boyfriend Karl Anderson in a one-bedroom apartment. She devoted whatever free time she had to her music.
Realizing New York City was taking a toll on her, she and Anderson the two now married opted to move to Texas, hoping for a fresh start. Once in Austin, she played many open mic nights and would often busk on Sixth Street.
She ed a deal with the Dallas-based indie label, Carpe Diem and began recording her debut album Anchorless. The album, which was produced by Dave McNair, was recorded with several local musicians.
After performing at South By SouthwestKacy ed a deal with Atlantic Recordswhich brought her music to a wider audience. The label released Anchorless inincluding two new tracks on this release.
The album received some critical praise from publications such as BillboardVanity Fair and USA Todaybut northammpton critics had a lukewarm response to the record. Despite the response from critics, her songs were featured in films such as Anywhere but Here and Three to Tango She went out on tour in support of the record, playing at Lilith Fair and the H.
She went into the studio in and recorded her second album Boys in the Attic, which was shelved by Atlantic. Kacy soon parted ways with Atlantic and took some time off.
She spent the next few years writing and found time to record her third album Moodswing. Released inthe album quickly became a favorite in the Austin area. She released another album entitled Tramps Like Us in She released her latest album, "Cave," in the May Anchorless indie release, limited edition Anchorless Atlantic Records,