“Chase has a musical knack for turning a phrase and somehow putting words to the unformed thoughts in my head. His music has a quality about it that makes you feel like you’re having a good talk with a friend.” 

-Tyrone Wells


“Chase is a consummate professional and a gentleman. He can crack a million smiles and shatter the toughest of hearts with his soulful, earnest and passionate chords.“

-Greg MacLennan
Alamo Drafthouse


“By using the right mix of instruments, sound, background vocals, and lyrics he’s really made something thats more than the some of its parts.”

-Shawn Underwood

“It would’ve been a crime for Gassaway to keep his voice stilled.”

-Preston Jones
Fort Worth Star Telegram


“A festival of sound reminiscent of my favorite birthday party… Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’ played and we danced…
Thanks for bringing me back, Chase!”

-Ramy Antoun
Seal, Black Eyed Peas

“Gassaway is obviously a craftsman trying on various hats. That diversity of style rewards the listener with an album that sounds fresh from beginning to end.”

-Skot Nelson
No Depression


“Chase is a performer that goes above and beyond.
His eclectic style of putting on a show is what draws crowds.”

-Kyna Grigsby
KRBC, Abilene, TX

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"Could Chase Gassaway be the next Bob Schneider? Eclectic motifs abound & his message of hope and inspiration plays bright & buoyant. The banjo, horns & positivity never get strident, while the bounce & electric keys are delightfully infectious."

-Jim Caligiuri
The Austin Chronicle


"Certain Circles is well-played, well-sung,
beautifully arranged, and masterfully recorded."

-William Michael Smith
Texas Music Magazine


"Every musician likes to think of his work as eclectic, but few can lay claim to the level of diversity Austinite Chase Gassaway has explored in his ongoing sonic adventures. With winning melodies, well-developed lyrical sensibilities and stylistic versatility, he has created an all-too-rare musical document: one that's fun to listen to." 

-Jaimie Ward
Nashville Music News


“I had the privilege of interviewing Chase for Bridge Radio on Sun Radio in Austin, Texas. I interview outstanding artists every week, and I have to say Chase was one of my favorite interviews to date. Not only is he a musical genius, but an intelligent, humorous, and creative communicator. His songs come direct from life experiences and speak to the heart of all of us. His new record “Certain Circles” is diverse in its musical stylings, but accessible by music lovers of all tastes.”

-Carlton Dillard
Bridge Radio on Sun Radio Austin, TX
Creative Arts Pastor, Riverbend Church, Austin, TX

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“If I ever found the courage to write songs,
Chase Gassaway would be the songwriter I would try to emulate.”

-Todd M. Godbout
My Joog


"Gassaway's gift for writing lyrics that seem so easy, yet so thought out, is just one of many that make him stand out as an artist. His understanding of music and ability to compose such beautiful pieces is even more impressive."

-Audrey Elizabeth Yenny
Red Dirt Report


- Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Telluride, CO
   2017 Troubadour Finalist

- Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, Lyons, CO
   2017 Songwriter Finalist, 2016 Songwriter Finalist

- Wildflower! Festival, Dallas, TX
   2016 Songwriter Finalist

- Kerrville Folk Festival, Kerrville, TX
   2014 & 2015 New Folk Finalist

- Songwriter Serenade, Moravia, TX
  2017 Finalist, 2016 Finalist, 2015 Semi-Finalist

- KDRP Summer Concert Series
, Bee Cave, TX
  2014 Featured Artist

- Red Gorilla Music Festival, Austin, TX
  2015 Showcase Artist

- Uncle Calvin's Coffeehouse
, Dallas, TX
  2015 New Discovery Winner