Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. ‘Cause that’s all that matters in the end.
— Kris Kristofferson
 
 

Casey Kristofferson is no stranger to the stage, she has been sharing it with her parents and extended family for years.  Her first tour was at 7 weeks old with parents Kris and Rita, and since then the road has simply become a part of her.


While Casey has performed in a variety of bands over the years, Casey Kristofferson Band is the first project placing her voice and songwriting in the spotlight.  Casey put together an all star group with members from NC, TN and GA including Zack Page on bass, Herschel VanDyke on drums, Muddy Welles on lead guitar, and Jim Aaron on harmonica.  With the thought of highlighting the songwriter, Casey brought in Andy Buckner as a featured writer, vocalist and guitarist. The group spent nine hours arranging and rehearsing tracks, went to Echo Mountain Recording the next day and tracked nine songs in another nine hours.  The result is their debut album, Dirty Feet, which features songs written by Casey and Andy, along with collaborations from eight other songwriters including Amy Nelson (Folk Uke), Charles Humphrey III (Songs From The Road Band) and Graham Sharp (Steep Canyon Rangers).  

 

Aaron Woody Wood joined the band in April 2019 on acoustic guitar and vocals for live performances. A native of the tiny NC town of Love Valley, Woody has been a staple of the North Carolina music scene for decades, playing with acts such as The Blue Rags, Custard Pie, The Sufi Brothers and more.  Over the years, Woody has opened up for Buddy Guy, Alabama, Leon Russell and many other major performers, as well as taking the stage at festivals like Bonnaroo, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and High Sierra Fest. CKB is excited to welcome Woody to the stage and add a new voice to this cooperative project!