Casey James stopped by The Bing Lounge at radio station KUPL Country 98.7, Portland, tonight for a live concert for lucky fans, followed by a visit in studio, on air, to answer some fan questions submitted on the KUPL Facebook page. KUPL videotaped the show and took pictures which we will be posting here as they come in. We also have the entire radio broadcast and pictures from fans.
Videos from KUPL:
Let’s Don’t Call it a Night:
Drowning on Dry Land:
Drive and Done Made Up My Mind:
After the show, Casey was interviewed by KUPL DJ B-Dub as part of his Northwest Nights segment. Here is the interview which has “some funny questions,” from Casey’s fans:
In attendance tonight were members of the non-profit group No Soldier Left Behind, an organization made up of veterans and their families for other servicemen and women “to promote success and healing within the veteran community.” On their Facebook page, they posted these photos along with the message: “Casey is awesome, took the time to chat with us and thank us for our service! He killed it on stage, def made us even bigger fans!!!” If you’d like to support NSLB and the great work they do for those who fight for us, click here.
Meet and Greet Photos from KUPL:
Check out the rest of KUPL’s Meet and Greet photos on their Facebook page HERE.
One of the KUPL listeners in attendance shared her experience on their website. Here’s what she had to say about Casey:
Just before Casey James performed, TicTak brought out a young man, Ben Rue, who’s a singer from Silverton, Oregon. Ben did a few songs for the audience that night, and let me tell you, the guy definitely has a future in music! Not only does Ben write songs, he has a great voice, and stage presence to back that writing up. I really think he’ll go a long way in the business.Here’s a photo of Ben with Casey James that night.
It was then time to bring Casey James onstage.
To be totally honest, I had no idea who Casey James was before seeing him in the Bing Lounge. Yes, I knew he was from “American Idol”, only because I read that part somewhere; otherwise, not a clue.
What I heard that evening was a young man with a beautiful voice, who’s heavily influenced by the blues. Just watching him play, you could tell he’s passionate about what he does.
Unfortunately, Casey’s voice was often drowned out that evening by the music. While the music was excellent, it just seemed too loud to be able to hear Casey sing. The times when the music was quieter though, his voice definitely shined through.
During the interview period of the show, Casey was asked to describe his type of music. He told the audience it’s a cross of blues, country, and rock. On the spot a new word was created for Casey’s music, “bluetree”, combining blues and country.
Over all, Casey James’ performance was good; I just wish I could have heard more of his voice shine through.