Tonight, shortly before 7PM, Casey took the stage at the Ellis Park Racecourse in Henderson, Kentucky as part of the first Taste of Country Concert, sponsored by 99.5 WKDQ and 92.5 WBKR. Casey was joined on stage by two-thirds of his touring band, Nolan Verner on bass and Johnny “the Clock” Richardson on drums. Casey started things off with “Green Light Girl” and “She’s Money.” He continued with his newly released single “Let’s Don’t Call It a Night.” “She’s Too Sweet for Me” followed. Casey then brought out a great song he hasn’t played since July 24 at the California State Fair, “Til My Guitar.” The rocking “Drive” and riveting “Done Made Up My Mind” concluded his impressive set.
@ridgef was kind enough to call in from the concert so we could listen to it live. We recorded the call. Click below to hear it.
Let’s Don’t Call It a Night
She’s Too Sweet for Me
Til My Guitar
Done Made Up My Mind
Before the show, Jaclyn and Chad from WBKR interviewed Casey. You have to see this one! It starts with Chad from WBKR asking where Jaclyn is. Then the camera pans to Casey and Jaclyn giggling, and Casey giving the camera a sly, startled mug. Jaclyn says that Casey does smell pretty good (apparently referencing similar comments from fans who’ve met Casey). Then she actually takes a sniff! There is some fun banter between the two, including Jaclyn asking Casey to race her on the racetrack they are standing in front of. Towards the end, Casey holds up a frisbee, and asks Jaclyn if she wants to throw it a little bit before he goes on. Casey mentions that “we always throw a frisbee.” Apparently, it’s a pre-show ritual. Here’s the full interview:
Green Light Girl (Thanks to CJFan_Jen)
She’s Money (Thanks to CJFan_Jen)
Let’s Don’t Call It A Night (Thanks to CJFan_Jen)
(Thanks to Donna Camarata)
Til My Guitar (CJFan_Jen)
Drive (Donna Camarata)
Anyone need a hug?
Casey sent this tweet and yellow note after the show: Hola/howdy/yo/hi…..;)
In response to a bunch of tweets about a poll on his hair, Casey retweeted:
In response to:
njrdcm: @CaseyEJames thanks for taking the time to talk to me! Sorry I couldn’t manage to speak!
@njrdcm you did just fine tonight. 🙂 it was good to meet you. And Happy early birthday. Take care, and see ya next time.
AdamsOutlaws: i love your guitar skills, man! Definitely enjoyed seeing you perform tonight in Hendo.
ilovemusic812: Listening to @CaseyEJames playing #letsdontcallitanight LIVE from Henderson, Kentucky! 🙂 He sounds awesome!!!
njrdcm: @CaseyEJames signed my cig pack “don’t smoke. Cj” lol guess its time to quit!
then njrdcm tweeted: @CaseyEJames WHAT A SHOW! I’ll work on the smoking. Promise. 🙂
njrdcm: @CaseyEJames still can’t believe I met him! I’m tell’in ya guys, he’s easy on the eyes, smells great, and kicks ass on the guitar!
CJFan_Jen: @CaseyEJames Super charged show tonight! Nice work on that 3piece gig!!! 😉
CJFan_Jen: Seriously peeps @CaseyEJames was on FIRE tonight. Rocked it! Charged up!!
CJFan_Regina: @BybeeDJames Casey had a great show last night in KY! Some more of us Casey fans got to meet. So fun!
wildwillowdes: @CaseyEJames Your performance last night gave us so much energy, it made a long trip home feel short! Y’all did an amazing 3 pc gig!! :))
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