Hasee Ciaccio is a performer and educator, currently residing in Nashville, TN. A native of Myrtle Beach, SC, Hasee made her way to the mountains of Appalachia in 2010 to study traditional string band music at East Tennessee State University. While a student, she was a member of the esteemed Old-Time Pride Band, an internationally recognized act, performing at venues such as Song of the Mountains and New York City’s Lincoln Center.
As a pioneering member of the Nashville act the Barefoot Movement, she shared the stage and bill with artists including Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Sara and Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek, the Kruger Brothers, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Steve Earl, The Duhks, Jim Lauderdale, Claire Lynch and the Milk Carton Kids. With the Barefoot Movement, Hasee has appeared in Rolling Stone, Country Weekly Magazine, on CMT Edge, Music City Roots, and Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour.
While a member, The Barefoot Movement’s original music was featured on the Outdoor Channel’s program “Huntin’ the World: Southern Style,” and the music video for their popular song “Second Time Around” has been shown nationally on the Zuus Country Network. They were selected as showcase artists at both the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) the Americana Music Association (AMA) conferences, and were first runners up the 2013 Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s New Band Competition. In June of 2014, the Barefoot Movement traveled to Burkina Faso as guests the United States Embassy. In September of 2014, the Barefoot Movement was named winner of IBMA’s “Band of the Year” Momentum Award.
Making her home in Nashville, TN, Hasee is a hired gun as a stage performer, session musician, and instructor.