Casey James was interviewed for an article entitled, “Casey James, far from typical ‘American Idol’ finalist, will open for Sugarland,” in today’s GoUpstate.com, the online edition of the Spartanburg Herald Journal. In it, Casey discussed his musical upbringing, his musical influences and plans for his upcoming Sony/BNA record.
Most of the information that came out of the interview will be familiar to long-time fans — that Casey grew up in a musical family, that he was influence by not only his Texas roots but by blues, especially the music of Doyle Bramhall, II, and that he was initially reluctant to try out for American Idol.
In talking about his debut album, Casey said, “It will be like a Southern, bluesy, rocky, country album. I’m going to be playing all the guitar on it, and so far, I’ve co-written all the songs on it.”
Casey also talked about tonight’s concert in South Carolina at the Bi-Lo Center in Greenville. “We only have 25 minutes, but we’re going to make the best use out of those 25 minutes that we can.” Thanks to the videos shared by those who saw Casey last week in Little Rock, it is clear that he does that. Casey shared his enthusiasm about play, saying, “I’m really excited, and I hope that everybody enjoys it.”
Casey also took the time to plug his mother Debra “Bybee” James’ 2006 album on which he played guitar and mandolin. “It’s called ‘Cross That Line,’ and it’s actually an amazing CD, and not just because it’s my mom.”
Read the full article here.