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Agents

Alannah Rudd / Agent

Three years shy of being a native Nashvillian, Alannah grew up on Loretta Lynn, Led Zeppelin, James Taylor, and Alison Krauss.  Alannah’s previous work experience includes internships at The Historic Ryman Auditorium and Dualtone Music Group as well as a Royalty Assistant & Accounting Services position at Bluewater Music.  She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications / Recording Industry Management with a minor in Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University .  Not much has been more fulfilling than raising her gargantuan dog, Hambone.

Responsible Agent for SHEL, Vandaveer, and Peter Rowan.

Keith Case / President / Agent

Music industry veteran Keith Case has presented the finest acts in bluegrass and roots music for over thirty years with a professional career that began in Denver , CO in 1970. As a talent agent, manager and promoter he has represented legendary singer-songwriters and musicians (John Hartford, Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Nashville Bluegrass Band) and has been instrumental in breaking notable new acts that went on to amass both popular and critical acclaim (Alison Krauss and Union Station, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Robert Earl Keen). His booking agency, Keith Case & Associates, is Nashville ’s premiere traditional music agency and continues to present the foremost artists which lead the genre.

Responsible Agent for Dan Tyminski, Guy Clark, Matraca Berg, Nashville Bluegrass Band, Peter Rowan, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Tony Rice, and The Farewell Drifters.

 

Lee Olsen / Vice-President / Agent

Growing up in Pennsylvania, Lee Olsen began a career in music playing mandolin in his own bluegrass band, Whetstone Run, for fifteen years. He later formed his own talent agency, Lee Olsen & Associates, representing such acts as the Fairfield Four (whom he also manages), Red Clay Ramblers and The Seldom Scene, among others. Joining Keith Case & Associates in 1989, Lee was named Vice President of the company in 1995.

Responsible Agent for Blue Highway, Radney Foster, The Campbell Brothers, The Fairfield Four, The HillBenders, The Lonely Heartstring Band, The McCrary Sisters, and Seldom Scene.

Staff

Andrew Bestick / Agent Assistant

A Southern California native with a lifelong passion for live music, Andrew now calls Nashville home.  After a detour into the world of professional poker, Andrew decided the music industry was the path for him. His previous experience includes time spent working with Paradigm Talent Agency and Big Picnic Records.  When not enjoying the incredible live music that music city has to offer, he can be found playing just about any pick up sport.

 

Responsible Agent for Vandaveer.

Alessandra Young / Agent Assistant

Born in New Jersey, Alessandra made her way down to Nashville after leaving SUNY New Paltz, where she studied Public Relations, to transfer to Belmont University to study Music Business. She grew up loving musical theater because of her actor father, and dancer mother, and became enthralled with the entertainment industry. She has formed an eclectic taste in music, ranging from Americana to Punk, and is so thankful that Nashville has just as an eclectic taste as she does.

 

Responsible Agent to The Bones of J.R. Jones

KCA Welcomes The Bones of J.R. Jones to the Roster!

Nashville, TN – July 14, 2016 – KCA is proud to announce the addition of The Bones of J.R. Jones to the roster! On a recent trip to Southern California, Jonathon Linaberry did the one thing he knows best: he wrote music. That it happened to be during his honeymoon mattered little to the New York-based musician. […]

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KCA Welcomes Vandaveer to the Roster!

Nashville, TN – May 31 2016 – KCA Artists is pleased to announce the addition of Vandaveer to our roster! Hearts won. Love lost. Battles waged. Demons cast. Fatherhood, fellowship and full circles. The winding road and the welcoming home. The great beginning, the great unknown and a lot of in-between, too. It’s all present and […]

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Guy Charles Clark: November 6, 1941 – Tuesday May 17, 2016

Grammy-winner, Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame member, Academy of Country Music Poet’s Award honoree, and fearless raconteur Guy Charles Clark died Tuesday after a long illness. He was born in the dusty west Texas town of Monahans on November 6, 1941. The family lived at his grandmother’s 13-room shotgun hotel; home to bomber pilots, drifters, […]

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Congrats to the Fairfield Four on their Grammy win!

The Fairfield Four have won their 3rd Grammy after this years 58th Grammy Awards for their album Still Rockin’ My Soul. The Four performed alongside Tasha Cobbs during the ceremony. Watch their performance of “Don’t Let Nobody Turn You Around” here.

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Ramblin’ Jack Elliott Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Folk Alliance presented a lifetime achievement award to American treasure Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, the 84-year-old folk legend who befriended Woody Guthrie and directly inspired Bob Dylan – and, by extension, every one of the more than 2,000 folkies hanging around Kentucky for Folk Alliance this past week. Elliott rambled onto the ballroom stage at the Westin Hotel in Crown […]

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Blue Highway Announces Gaven Largent as New Member

Blue Highway has influenced two decades of musicians since the band premiered in December 1994 — from “The Voice” contestant and Knoxville teen Emily Ann Roberts who recently cited Blue Highway as one of her first musical influences, to the 19-year old phenom the respected powerhouse band has just announced as its new member. Blue […]

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KCA Artists Welcomes Radney Foster, The Lonely Heartstring Band, and The Campbell Brothers To Roster

Radney Foster For 30 years, Foster has thrived as a songwriter, recording artist, live performer and producer. His songs—solo, with Foster and Lloyd and recorded by other artists—have topped the country, Americana, and AAA charts alike. At the same time, he’s earned the respect of his peers and a devoted audience as intent on listening as […]

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Congratulations To Our Grammy Nominees!

We would like to congratulate Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley for their nomination in Best Bluegrass Album for Before The Sun Goes Down on Compass Records. We would also like to congratulate The Fairfield Four for their nomination in Best Roots Gospel Album with Still Rockin’ My Soul on Fairfield Four Records. Best of luck to you all! […]

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KCA Artists Welcomes SHEL to Roster!

Nashville, TN – November 13, 2015 – KCA Artists is pleased to announce the addition of SHEL to our roster! SHEL is the acronym for the four sisters names: Sarah on violin, Hannah on keyboards, Eva on mandolin, and Liza on drums, djembe and beatboxing. SHEL’s forthcoming sophomore LP will be released on Dave Stewart’s new label, Dave Stewart Entertainment, in the Spring of […]

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Steep Canyon Rangers’ New Album Radio to be Released August 28 on Rounder Records

TITLE TRACK PREMIERE ON  THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Video Premieres: “Radio” – Paste Magazine “Blow Me Away” –  No Depression Grammy Award-winning Steep Canyon Rangers’ highly anticipated new album, RADIO, will be released August 28 on Rounder Records and can now be pre-ordered via Amazon. Produced by Jerry Douglas (John Oates, Alison Krauss, Béla Fleck), the album’s title […]

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