Her voice tells her story.
IT STARTS WITH
An endless passion for music, for voices,
for discovery, for people, for life.
Minnesota gave her roots, and Tulsa gave her wings.
Moving on with life and starting afresh was all that Casii Stephan had in mind when moving to Tulsa from South Saint Paul, Minnesota three years ago. She had an EP under her belt and had played a handful concerts in the Twin Cities area, but she had not achieved the success for which she had hoped. All dreams of continuing her music career were completely forgotten with her move to Tulsa, but music wouldn’t let her forget. Fast forward to mid 2017, and Casii has had more success with music than ever before. All within the past twelve months, Casii has won an Independent Music Award for her single, “I Like The Way”, has performed an official SXSW Showcase, and has co-founded and co-produced Tulsa’s first female-driven music festival called MisFEST, the Music is She Festival.
Casii Stephan has a voice that you won’t soon forget. With comparisons to Florence Welch, Fiona Apple and Carole King, her voice will envelop your soul like a “warm blanket” (Tulsa World). Growing up shy and scared of her own voice, Casii began to write songs on the family piano at sixteen years old.
Finding a voice through music, she began to communicate her life through song. When life pushed an ordinary story line in her face, music gave her hope for the extraordinary. Now she sings with the power of knowing herself and is unafraid to share with others. Her songwriting is full of pop hooks that will get stuck in your head and emotional lyrics that will speak to your heart.
With many early successes, Casii is “poised to pounce in 2017” (Jerry Wofford, Tulsa World Magazine). She received the esteemed title of “one of nine Oklahoma musicians to watch in 2017”. Casii plans to release her new single, GhostShips and perform at many local festivals this year. GhostShips was inspired by a day trip to Arkansas. Frustrated with life and relationships, she drove away to get some air and came back with a song that she was hesitant to share due to its emotive content. After her band, the Midnight Sun, expressed their love for the song, she started performing it live and it quickly became a crowd favorite. She collaborated again with Kenny Davis (Nashville, TN), who produced “I Like The Way” and is eager to release the song in August 2017.