Casey played a five-song set tonight before a sell-out crowd, despite being sick with the flu! He opened with a cover of Jerry Woodard’s “Long Tall Texan,” then segued into “Bulletproof.” Next up was “Let’s Don’t Call it a Night,” followed by the bluesy “‘Til My Guitar.” He finished up with the smoking combination of “Drive” and “Done Made Up My Mind.”
The first video and photos that came in after the concert were courtesy of Charme Anderson Silkiner who posted them first on the Casey E. James Fan Club Facebook Page.
Long Tall Texan and Bulletproof:
Til My Guitar:
Drive (thanks yegivens2):
The first photo that came in was a blurry one, courtesy of @ShaunaSibila:
Meg (@haveaniceday711) shared these pictures:
After the show, Casey tweeted: Thank you Greenville! See ya next time!
According to those at the concert, Casey played the same songs he’d played last weekend. After Casey’s set, however, a DJ came on stage to say, “Give it up to Casey James,” and went on to explain that Casey had the flu and what an awesome job he did in spite of it. But, unfortunately, it meant that Casey would not be able to come out and meet with the fans, which I’m sure disappointed him as well as them.
A concert-goer wrote a review of the show on her blog, and she had this to say about Casey: “All in all, the concert was amazing! Casey James was on American Idol last season and even though I wasn’t familiar with him, he was great!” She also included this photo:
@haveaniceday711 Tweeted that she took her mom to the concert. “I would like to give you a recap according to my mother. She reminded me of my brother, who happens to be an opera singer. She thought he was the best one up there…” She went on to say, “She wonders if he doesn’t realize how good he really is.”
@haveaniceday711 told me she “saw so many tall boyfriends taking videos of Casey for their girlfriends, & then you would see all these tall heads, bobbing along to the crazy a$$ jam of his guitar. God bless Casey for being able to play ill…” She added in a later Tweet, “He was really good. And I think he picked up new fans tonight, sick and all.”
What she said about the reluctant boyfriends becoming converts is not surprising. Casey may have first been noticed by women because of how he was portrayed on American Idol, but, like Randy Jackson did, once they hear him play, the guys quickly come over as well.
@AmyESmith9 tweeted: Poor Casey! He was sick all day today they said…it sure didn’t show in his set! How stunning and beautiful — his talent is unexplainable!
Paula Blanchat told me Casey’s set was “CRAZY GOOD but way too short. He is incredible on stage–a real pro and his band members were really having fun with him which didn’t come across on the AK videos. His voice sounded so rich and beautiful. Much better than I remember from the AI Charlotte concert. Amazing…and paired with his incredible guitar skills, he’s truly unique. I think his music sounded right at home in the country genre. Definitely new but compatible. I definitely think he made some new fans.”
We all hope Casey’s feeling better soon!