Tonight at 7:30, Casey took the stage at the Greek Theatre for what was the second of two consecutive nights this month that he opened for Sugarland. Like last night, the set was short (4 songs), but impactful. Ensuring the audience knew where he’s from, Casey started his set with “Need Some Texas.” Slowing things down, he then sang the plaintive and poignant “Why Am I Feeling Blue.” Casey’s next song was his recently identified and soon-to-be-released single “Let’s Don’t Call It a Night.” He concluded with one of his signature originals, “Shine Your Shoes.” Using just an acoustic guitar, Casey put a unique spin on all of these songs.
Amy E Smith (@AmyESmith9) was kind enough to call in from the concert, and we were able to record part of Casey’s set. Unfortunately, the recording is a little faint and cut-out during his last song. Video
Thanks to MsVerucas for the videos below.
You Need Some Texas
Why I’m Feeling Blue
Arturo Everett took some great photos of Casey that you can view here.
Andrew Garcia (@andrewagarcia), who was on American Idol on Season 9 with Casey, was at the concert and tweeted this: Chillin with @caseyejames at his show with sugarland, I love and miss this dude!!!
Casey’s set was briefly mentioned in this review of the entire concert from hollywoodlife.com.
Blair Gardner of After Midnite interviewed Casey backstage at the Greek. They discussed the new single, plans for the album, opening for Sugarland, and co-writing with Kristian Bush. He talked about recognizing some faces in the crowd and knowing that they are there to see him and how great it is to be able to share his music with the fans. When asked, “Do you tweet?” He said yes immediately, then chuckled, and amended, saying “I do very randomly.”
When asked how fans can keep up with what he’s doing, Casey was so sweet to mention the blog as one of the best places to keep up to date on what he’s doing.
To listen to the whole interview, click here.