Tonight, shortly after 7:00, Casey James took the stage at Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, California for an acoustic show sponsored by country radio station 107.9 KUZZ. The Crystal Palace is a dinner/concert venue, so families were there eating as well as enjoying the music, which accounts for some background noise.
Casey started things off with “The Rock.” Casey then introduced his next song by saying he had heard it today on the radio for the FIRST time driving down the road, and proceeded to play “Let’s Don’t Call It a Night!”* “Shine Your Shoes” and “Undone” followed. Casey’s next song was one he said he hadn’t played in a long time, Dwight Yoakam’s “Try Not To Look So Pretty.” Then Casey played “The Good Life” and “Why I’m Feeling Blue.” Casey concluded his set with the always riveting “Drive.”
Let’s Don’t Call It a Night
Shine Your Shoes
Try Not To Look So Pretty
The Good Life
Why I’m Feeling Blue
One of Casey’s fans, Cecil, was kind enough to call in tonight to broadcast the concert to us live via conference call. Here’s the recording of the call.
Update: Later, Casey came back to play two songs with the house band, The Buckaroos. Casey played guitar on Creedence Clearwater Rival’s “Born on the Bayou” and sang and played a cover of Tab Benoit’s “Too Sweet for Me.”
The Rock (thanks to @caseyscrew205)
Let’s Don’t Call it a Night (@caseyscrew205)
Shine Your Shoes (@caseyscrew205)
Try Not to Look so Pretty (@caseyscrew205)
The Good Life (@caseyscrew205)
Why I’m Feeling Blue (@caseyscrew205)
Drive (thanks to @marieleathem1)
Born on the Bayou and She’s too Sweet for Me (@marieleathem1)
Born on the Bayou (@caseyscrew205)
She’s too Sweet for Me (@caseyscrew205)
We hope to have more updates for you soon so be sure to check back.
*After hearing “Let’s Don’t Call It a Night” today on the radio, Casey tweeted:
After the show, Casey tweeted this (Notice he just changed his avi to a photo created by Jake Felts!):
ShelbyN92: @CaseyEJames you were awesome at the crystal palace tonight!! Can’t wait to hear more music from you! 🙂
ShelbyN92 took video of a compilation of the songs he played, which you can find HERE.
CaseysCrew205: @CaseyEJames You were amazing as usual at the Crystal Palace! I had a great time seeing you there. Thanks for the great show! 🙂 ♥
On Casey’s official facebook page:
Michael McCarthy Great job last night at the palace. We had a wonderful time and have really enjoyed your music the past few days. Best of luck going forward
Tami Sater Haley Great show at the Palace Casey! I said it when I saw you at the Bowl with Sugarland and I’m sayin it again…”You be headlining a tour by this time next year, you’re a star.” I hope my boys get a break like you did..:) Break a leg friend!