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Perfect Strangers 1984

October 10, 2016

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Artist: Cassandra Vasik
From: Blenheim, Ontario
Band: Perfect Strangers (Not confirmed)
Year: Circa 1984

This was 6 years before Cassandra signed her major label record contract.

Notes on Cassandra:
* 1978 performs in local Country band MCM and Company.
* 1980 – Guest singing star on the Tommy Hunter Show that aired on the CBC.
* Signed to Epic Records, released two albums and 11 singles for the label between 1991 and 1994.
* 1991 won the Juno Award for Best Country Female Vocalist.
* 1992 won the Rising Star award at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards
* 1992 won the Juno Award for Best Country Female Vocalist
* 2000 released a pop album, Different, on Perimeter Records.

Discography
* Cassandra Vasik – 1991 – Wildflowers (Epic Records)
* Cassandra Vasik – 1993 – Feels Like Home (Epic Records)
* Cassandra Vasik – 2000 – Different (Perimeter Records)

Singles:
1991 – “The Black Book”
1991 – “It Comes Back to You”
1992 – “Which Face Should I Put On Tonight”
1992 – “Wildflowers”
1992 – “Those Stars”
1993 – “Sadly Mistaken” (Highest charting song)
1993 – “Fortune Smiled on Me” (with Russell deCarle)
1993 – “Roll Like a Wheel”
1993 – “Almost Like You Cared”
1994 – “Stand Your Ground”
1994 – Guest Single – “Chains” by Tim Thorney.
“Human Highway” (with Jim Witter, Borrowed Tunes; A Tribute to Neil Young)

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Cassandra Vasik 1980

February 12, 2010

Stage Name: Cassandra Leigh
Performer: Country Singer
Current Band: Destiny
Home Town: Blenheim
Year: 1980

Real name: Sandra Leigh Vasicek

   In October 1980, Cassandra (20) was a guest singing star on the Tommy Hunter Show that aired on the CBC Channel nine. She was quickly invited back. Her first live appearance ever was when she was eight years old in the folk choir at St. Mary’s Church in Blenheim.
  She has also performed on the Country Jamboree Show and the Ronnie Robbins show. Other high lights include performing on the broadcast of Opry North Show (Toronto) and won the London FM 96 Talent Hunt.
  Cassandra is currently in her final year of college in music related studies. She is also honing her song writing skills as she prepares to do music as a profession.

In 1991, Cassandra released her first album on the Epic Record label. She would become known as Cassandra Vasik. She enjoyed a great music career through the 1990’s including a few more records on a major label, as well as winning two Juno Awards.

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Cassandra Vasik – Different (2000)

July 18, 2009

Artist: Cassandra Vasik
Also known as Cassandra Leigh
Release : Different
Release Year: 2000 
Genre: Country / Pop
Home : Blenheim Ontario Canada

  Cassandra Vasik is a Canadian country singer/songwriter from Blenheim, Ontario. Signed to Epic Records between 1990 and 2000, she released three studio albums for the label. In that same time span, she charted eleven singles on the Canadian country charts.

Tracks:
1.Dirty Water
2.Good Enough
3.Diggin’ the Hole
4.Sanctuary
5.Happy
6.I Remember You
7.Anything You Want
8.Going Back Home
9.The Well
10.Different
11.You Make It Go
12.If I Don’t Fit In

Play video below to sample music from this CD

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Visit her website here.

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Cassandra Vasik – Feels Like Home (1993)

July 18, 2009
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Artist: Cassandra Vasik
Also known as Cassandra Leigh
Release: 1993 – Feels Like Home
Genre: Country / Pop
Home : Blenheim Ontario Canada

   Cassandra Vasik is a Canadian country singer/songwriter from Blenheim, Ontario. Signed to Epic Records between 1990 and 2000, she released three studio albums for the label. In that same time span, she charted eleven singles on the Canadian country charts.

Winner of two Juno Awards.

   Her second album fuses a traditional sound — like the Patsy Cline-ish opener “Sadly Mistaken” — with a modern and somewhat mysterious edge and look. The best songs feature an organic blend of acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, pedal steel and harmonica. Unfortunately, several others, including the lush, monster ballad “Almost Like You Cared,” resort to that dreaded synth-strings crutch. Still, every nuance of Vasik’s delivery suggests “contemporary woman,” sensitive and introspective but also self-assured and firmly in control of her own destiny. ~ Roch Parisien, All Music Guide.

   All fourteen songs were written by Tim Thorney and Erica Ehm (with an assist by Ms. Vasik on several) who also produced the album. Erica Ehm was making a name for herself as MuchMusic’s (and Canada’s) first female VJ.
  Highlights include Fortune Smiled On Me, a duet with Russell De Carle who was the lead singer of Canadian Country band, Prairie Oyster, Stand Your Ground, a fiddle-drenched two stepper and Lavender Hill, a beautiful waltz.

Tracks
1. Sadly Mistaken
2. Fortune Smiled On Me
3. The Man I Never Knew
4. Stand Your Ground
5. Almost Like You Cared
6. Lavender Hill
7. Afraid To Drive
8. She Talks
9. Roll Like A Wheel
10. As Far As The Story Goes
11. Sometimes A Harbour
12. The Parade
13. I Can Forgive But I Can’t Forget
14. Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

 Note: This year (1993) Cassandra returned from a tour that entertained U.S. troops in Germany, France, Israel, Egypt and more.

Cassandra Vasik – 1993 – Feels Like Home – CD Preview.

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