Casey James took the stage at 6:00 PM EDT for a 13-song acoustic set sponsored by radio station WBUL 98.1 FM at the Tin Roof, an intimate venue in Lexington, Kentucky. After a nice introduction from the radio station, Casey welcomed the crowd and then opened with his cover of Small Town Saturday Night. Next he played an original, I Lied. Then after joking about taking a nap and getting room service, he said “Hi” to the Twitter fans listening in on the conference call.
Casey’s next song was the touching Undone. He then went old-school blues with Big Boss Man. Apparently, Casey was too brutal with his guitar as he broke a string during that song and had to take a break to fix it. His brother did say that Casey can beat on that guitar like it owes him money! Once repaired and tuned up, Casey played Everybody Thinks That You’re Still Mine. He went back to the original material with the haunting So Sweet. Then, to the great delight of the blog administrator, he played the Tony Joe White cover Polk Salad Annie.
Casey slowed it down, playing the sweetly sentimental Why I’m Feeling Blue. Then he switched it back up-tempo with the oldest original he plays, Shine Your Shoes. Casey then introduced the next song, his first single Let’s Don’t Call it a Night. He then delivered some more punishment to his guitar on the propulsive Drive.
Next was his mesmerizing cover of Old Love which should find a place on his first album, it easily eclipses the original. Casey’s last song of the night was one of his newer ones, the uplifting The Good Life. It is indeed.
Casey fan @ridgef called in from the venue so fans could listen live to the concert. Set List
Small Town Saturday Night
Big Boss Man
Everybody Thinks That You’re Still Mine
Polk Salad Annie
Why I’m Feeling Blue
Shine Your Shoes
Let’s Don’t Call it a Night
The Good Life
Small Town Saturday Night (thanks to @_jenlloyd) Another video of STSN by @JennHunsberger here
I Lied (@_jenlloyd)
Big Boss Man (thanks Lisa Perkins)
Everybody Thinks That You’re Still Mine (@_jenlloyd)
So Sweet (thanks Lisa Perkins)
Why I’m Feeling Blue (@_jenlloyd)
Let’s Don’t Call It A Night (thanks Lisa Perkins)
Old Love (partial) (@lespaulleslie)
The Good Life (@_jenlloyd)
Here are some pics courtesy of Gail Vaughn, to see more go here.
This afternoon Casey Tweeted about tonight’s concert:
@DeAnnStephens: @CoolCJfan He did an awesome job!:). We enjoyed having him in KY!
@littlecindylou: @CaseyEJames thanks for a great show in Lexington! You made at least one crazy fan very happy
@Delothree: Had a blast in Alexandria! @caseyejames was awesome!! Pic of him and my daughter resemble each other!*
@m36tipton: i just got to meet casey james at the tin roof!!!!!i love casey!
@Lisap0181: @CaseyEJames thank u 4 the awesome show at Tin Roof! and ur sweetness! c u in October! 🙂
@Aliskemarie @CaseyEJames you were amazingg yesterday in Lexington!!(: