The Blushin’ Roulettes deliver old-time tunes with a modern twist. "Their songs are stripped down, sexy little jewel boxes stuffed with ancient mountain magic," says the San Francisco Free Folk Festival. Guitaress and songwriter Angie Heimann belts her stirring songs of damsels in their bliss and distress in a clarion vibrato often likened to Iris Dement. Cas Sochacki interlaces bright dobro stylings amid the rich lyrics of the Roulettes' more serious songs, and rings in vocally with his molasses baritone on the occasional cheeky duet.
The hi-lonesome sound of their 2014 release "Old Mill Sessions" was recorded mostly by Cas in his farm studio, peppered with a few tunes produced by the Roulettes' long time engineer Calvin Turnbull.
The Roulettes' previous releases "Took to the Country" (2009) and "March Sketch" (2008) have included other members of the band's kindred rotating cast of characters, including Kate Stone on cello and vocals, Luke Stone on Piano, the late great Buddy Stubbs on lead guitar, and the late great Jubal Stedman on drums.
The Blushin' Roulettes' appearances include performances at the Kate Wolf Memorial Music Festival, San Francisco Free Folk Festival, North Bay Hootennany and the Humboldt Folklife Festival, as well as shared stages with the Wailin' Jennies, Wayne the Train Hancock, Big Sandy and His Fly Right Boys, and The Devil Makes 3, and poet John Trudell. Angie has won songwriting awards in KZFR/Sierra Nevada's Celebration of the Song, Woody Guthrie Songwriting Contest, Artists for Literacy SIBL Songwriting Contest, and South Florida Folk Festival. Recently, the Roulettes video performance of Angie's song "Dark of the Wood" was aired internationally on Destination America's "Monsters and Mysteries" series.
Angie and Cas have recently made their home in Western North Carolina, where their music can find echo in the mountains that have shaped its roots.