Chase Gassaway Releases Covers Record ‘A Fly Can’t Bird’

Singer-songwriter, Chase Gassaway, has released his new covers record, A Fly Can’t Bird. In regard to the album, Gassaway explains, “I wanted to cover some of my friend’s songs; then I ended up with a whole album”. The record provides original interpretations to some radio hits, while also giving a more personal look into Gassaway’s life, with covers of songs by friends and emerging Austin artists. From local bands like Quiet Company and Alpha Rev, to known acts like The Temptations and John Legend, A Fly Can’t Bird re-imagines select songs with Chase’s signature blend of rootsy guitars, strings and horns. The album is now available for purchase, HERE. For more information on Chase Gassaway, please visit

A lifelong Texan, Gassaway studied music composition and theory in college, honing his skills as a composer by creating works for a wide range of ensembles from choirs to full orchestras, as well as composing the score to short film Take Two. He was also trained in classical guitar and voice, and plays a variety of instruments from banjolele to reed organ. His training, and the onstage lessons he learned as a solo performer and member of groups such as Canaries in the Coal Mine and formally the Matchmaker Band, has resulted in a multi-textured sound that recalls artists such as the Head & the Heart and Ben Folds.

In 2014, after releasing a few EPs over the years, Gassaway unleashed his first full length record, Certain Circles, which was called “fresh from beginning to end” by No Depression and “well-played, well-sung, beautifully arranged, and masterfully recorded” by Texas Music Magazine. His new album, A Fly Can’t Bird represents not only a solid follow-up, but also a placeholder while he prepares for the next chapter of his life. Gassaway and his wife Kassie welcomed their first child this month, so he’s happy to set aside his tour schedule to focus on his new role as a father. 

A Fly Can’t Bird, available here, is the latest release from singer-songwriter, Chase Gassaway. 

Upcoming Tour Dates
FEB 24: Desiderata Estates, Lockhart, TX – Album Release Party w/ Tara Williamson
FEB 25: The Auslander, Fredericksburg, TX
MAR 3: Vintage Market Days, Boerne, TX
MAR 3: Grey Rock Country Club, Austin, TX
MAR 4: Vintage Market Days, Boerne, TX
MAR 7: Annie’s at ABIA, Austin, TX
MAR 7: Lonesome Dove Bistro, Austin, TX

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