Photo Credit to Janet Kay 2012
Northwest Herald Feature Story about Cassandra, June 7, 2012 CLICK HERE
“It reminds me very much of the likes of Shaun Colvin or even Mary Chapin Carpenter (both of whom I love). The musicianship is top-drawer, great melodies, engaging and emotional lyrics. There's little more to say except if there is any justice in the world the band would be well known" Rich Wilson ~ UK based freelance rock writer for publications like Classic Rock Magazine
“From the moment I put “Here I am” on, I was taken on a journey…. All the emotional elements were revealed…Cassandra’s powerful, versatile vocals were inspiring. The first song touched me when the chorus came on. Wow! It’s really exciting listening to this CD. Cassandra’s vocals, lyrics, songwriting and the production are all right there. Each song a story, a bit of her life in each verse." Peter Calo ~ New York Guitarist, Composer, Producer, best known for his work with Carly Simon
"Cassandra and the Gravel Road Band were awesome! Their music was fantastic, they interacted with the audience and put on a great show. Probably the best thing about the band though was they were so easy to work with and were so down to earth. I can't wait to bring them back next year!" Streetfest July 9, 2011, Champaign, IL -Tony Oligney-Estill, Special Events Manager-Champaign Park District
“To the Editor: My husband and I had the pleasure of visiting Odd Fellows on the Square in Woodstock recently for a backroom concert showcasing Cassandra and the Gravel Road Band. Having earlier performance times is a tremendous way to capture a group of music lovers that finds it a challenge to start their evening at 9 or 10 o’clock when bands usually play. Our years of staying up until 1 or 2 in the morning are few. I think it’s groundbreaking to offer entertainment earlier in the evening for a whole generation of baby boomers who still love to go out. My husband and I brought three other couples with us, and we all talked about what a great idea this was. Way to go, Odd Fellows and Cassandra and the Gravel Road Band, for giving us back something wonderful. Kelly and Mike Donovan Woodstock”— Kelly Donovan, Northwest Herald
"Finally had a little quiet time to listen to the new CD and it is absolutely exquisite! Everything about it - from the songwriting to the performance, the arrangements, the recording - all REALLY amazing." Tricia-Fan
"I wish you every success in every sense of the word. Your music is a gift for the world... I hope as many get to hear it as possible. Your "Celebrate Anyway" song is out of this world. This CD is really, really incredible. What a talent!" Mary-Fan
"I love the whole CD - the first song is especially meaningful - Here I Am --- says it all !" Jack-Fan
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Executive Director at Lakeside Legacy Foundation
"Cassandra is an amazing lady with very special talents. Her voice is beautifully unique and the music/lyrics she creates are filled with passion and a meaningful messages. I had the privilege of getting to know Cassandra while I was working at Pioneer Center for Human Services, as the Development Director. Cassandra shared her beautiful voice and creative gifts in helping us to create two a very impactful mission moment video's for our signature event Moonlight & Music. I highly recommend Cassandra Vohs-Demann."
Bernadette Frantz - Client
"Cassandra is a tremendous voice coach and songwriter. Her ability to develop and draw the talent out of her students, both children and adults, is phenomenal. I have watched her students blossom into confident, talented singers and songwriters. She is passionate about what she does and the results are outstanding."
John Hegner - Owner, Starbell Hatchery Recording Studio
"I have worked alongside Cassandra as fellow musician and as the producer of her recording, Here I Am. On stage and in the studio, she is professional and committed to a high standard. I have also
witnessed the positive results she achieves with her voice students. I recommend her without reservation. Cassandra 'shines' as a singer, songwriter, and educator. Her big heart connects her to community where she generously shares her gifts, and inspires others to do the same."
Roger Reupert- Indpendent Music Professional
"Cassandra is a wonderful songwriter as well as a great vocal coach. She has touched hundreds of people through her music, both as a musician and teacher. It is with great pleasure that I recommend Cassandra Vohs-Demann."
"I have known Cassandra for the past 4 years. During this time my daughter Jori took voice lessons once a week from her. Cassandra helped Jori vastly improve her vocal range, as well as mentored her in the development of her music career. Cassandra guided and encouraged Jori to discover her own style, she provided opportunities for her to perform in public, and emotionally was a support system as she ventured into development as a recording artist. I would highly recommend Cassandra, a highly motivated, passionate vocal coach that will also assist you in development of
Christin Kruse - Vice President, Funding Development at Pioneer Center for Human Services
"Cassandra is a gifted artist! Her creative song writing skills paired with her brilliant voice is a gift to all who have the opportunity to experience her work. Cassandra has done numerous projects for Pioneer Center for Human Services over the years and we are touched by her generosity, her ability to capture the essence of the services we provide and turn it into song that educates and inspires the community to support our mission. I am honored to know Cassandra and utilize her skill set and talents. I encourage anyone looking for a creative means of expression to shout out to this lady and hold on tight, as her greatest talent is to "listen" and manifest something far beyond expectations."
Mark Hladish Sr.- Producer: Musical Concepts & Events
"Cassandra is an amazing singer, songwriter and performer. These skills and the ability to communicate her musicality make her a great teacher, instructor and vocal coach. I highly recommend her based on my years of musical experience - she is as creative as she is professional - an uncommonly gifted musician and vocalist."
Helen Lindquist - Singer / Guitarist at Sisters-of-Song
"Cassandra has been my vocal, songwriting and musical coach for many years now, and I am blessed to have found her. She is a highly talented teacher and singer/songwriter who encourages and inspires students in all age groups to achieve all that is
Angie Fridono-Second Time Around band
"As a vocalist in a rock band, Cassandra used her skills and knowledge as a professional singer to coach me along with my singing ability. Over a period of a year, each week Cassandra trained me to work on vocal exercises and songs that challenged my range and style. Practicing her exercises and techniques helped me to develop my voice to a level that I am very happy with and made me a better singer today. I would not hesitate to call on Cassandra for her services in the future."
"Cassandra has a special knack for helping her students believe in themselves. Her ability to help me build my vocal skills along with my confidence level is priceless to me. Encouragement is one of the cornerstones of the time she spends with students."
Keith Johnson- OffSquare Music
"We first hired Cassandra and her band in August of 2001. I've seen her in various configurations; as a lead singer in a band, as a back up musician for her students, and singing her own compositions as a single performer. In each instance her musicianship and creativity has shone through. She is very supportive of her students."
Cindi Carrigan - Owner/Operator at Carrigan Design
"I started working with Cassandra in 1993, a frustrated church choir member with no sense of rhythm and no sense of the range my voice could achieve. Cassandra's methods not only made it possible to hit higher, truer notes, she improved my vocal skills to the extent that I was able to secure roles in several local musicals and as a compensated soloist in both classical and contemporary venues. I would highly recommend her to anyone serious about improving their vocal skills"
Tim Merkel -Account Executive with
Abetech in Wisconsin Market
"Cassandra is a professional songwriter, pianist, guitarist, singer and teacher as well as an experienced and talented vocal coach who helped me tap into more of my vocal instrument than I knew was available. I am proud to have been a student, to be a friend and to highly recommend Cassandra's expert services."
Shari Gray- Executive Director at Woodstock Chamber of Commerce
"I had the pleasure of working with Cassandra at our Pickle Palooza Festival held in June of this year (2012). Cassandra acted as our emcee on Friday night of the event and performed on the Saturday night of our event. She is the consummate professional and has outstanding stage presence as well as a beautiful voice. I highly recommend Cassandra and look forward to her being a part of our event in 2013."
Roger Adler-Owner, Roger Adler Music
"Cassandra is a total pro singer/songwriter/entertainer. Fantastic voice and complete professionalism."
Jack P. Bechaud
"Working with and getting to know Cassandra
is a joy at every step in the process. Her professionalism sets new standards for the rest of us to look up to. Talent, skill, intelligence and strength of character are synonymous adjectives commonly associated with Cassandra. "
"Cassandra Vohs-Demann is a wonderful and inspirational vocal coach. I've been to quite a few vocal coaches, and Cassandra is the only one with whom I've been able to make significant progress!"