KETR

R&B

Cassandra Elese (right) and guitarist/co-songwriter Abraham Freshwater (left) with Matt Meinke at Notably Texan Headquarters.
KETR

Cassandra Elese grew up in Austin influenced by records from Aretha Franklin and Diana Ross, inspiration that she carried all the way to her debut EP "Honesty" which puts her powerful pipes and positive vibes on full display.

Alesia Lani
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Austin is known for its singers and songwriters in folk and rock genres, but not as much for those creating R&B music. Alesia Lani is one of the creative artists out to change that perception with her own Texas-fried style.