Casey James Takes the Stage at KSON’s Countryfest in Lakeside, CA

thank you KSON

At approximately 4:20 PM local time, Casey James took the stage at San Diego country radio station KSON 97.3 & 92.1‘s Countryfest, an annual event held at the Lakeside Rodeo Grounds in Lakeside, California.

Casey brought his touring band (Billy Nobel on keyboards, Nolan Verner on bass, and Johnny Richardson on drums) along with him for the first time since their energetic set in Jacksonville, Florida on October 1.

They played a dynamic eleven-song set -two bluesy covers and nine originals – including two new tunes that until tonight Casey had only played solo acoustically, “Undone” and “The Good Life.”

She’s Money
I Lied
Let’s Don’t Call It a Night
So Sweet
So High
The Good Life
Drowning on Dry Land
Done Made Up My Mind

Sheryl Clark was kind enough to call in from the concert so those of us who couldn’t attend could listen to the set live. Click below to hear the recording.


Undone (thanks Marie Leathem)

Bulletproof (thanks Marie Leathem)

Bulletproof (thanks MsVerucas)

She’s Money (thanks Marie Leathem)

She’s Money (partial) (thanks blkeener)

I Lied (thanks Marie Leathem)

I Lied (thanks MsVerucas)

Let’s Don’t Call It a Night (thanks Marie Leathem)

Let’s Don’t Call It a Night (thanks MsVerucas)

So Sweet (thanks Marie Leathem)

So Sweet (thanks MsVerucas)

So Sweet (thanks blkeener)

So High (thanks Marie Leathem)

So High (thanks MsVerucas)

The Good Life (thanks Marie Leathem)

The Good Life (thanks MsVerucas)

Drowning on Dry Land (thanks MsVerucas)

Drowning on Dry Land (partial) (thanks Marie Leathem)

Drowning on Dry Land (thanks AudreyAdamsWench) 

Drive & Done Made Up My Mind (thanks Marie Leathem)

Done Made Up My Mind (thanks MsVerucas)

Done Made Up My Mind (thanks blkeener)


KSON posted a lot of great shots on their Facebook page, including the ones below.  You can view the rest of KSON’s photos of the event in the four CountryFest photo albums located here.

The pictures below were shared by @blkeener.  To view more, click here.


Pics by Marie Leathem

Pic by Marie

Pic by Marie

Pic by Marie

Pic by Marie

Pic by Marie

Pic by Marie

Pic by KSON

Pic by KSON

Pic by KSON


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13 Responses to Casey James Takes the Stage at KSON’s Countryfest in Lakeside, CA

  1. Lizzy Vita says:

    Thanks much 4 the vids! I was there! Casey KILLED IT, he was so good! Mad skills, great mood, and comfortable stage presence! He definately made new fans! Most all were there for Montgomery Gentry. At the end, Casey asked us to remember him and come see him again! I’m a long time fan….WE WILL! San Diego loves you, Casey James!

  2. Kristen Hukari says:

    This was the first time I’ve seen Casey James live, but it definitely won’t be the last! Thanks to Casey’s momma for encouraging him to audition for American Idol, because I may not have found his music otherwise. It’s fun to watch him play (and the boy can PLAY) because he’s smiling the whole time and obviously enjoying himself. And I especially appreciate how he comports himself like a gentleman. Makes me proud to be a fan. Looking forward to his album dropping and seeing him as the headliner!

  3. CrazyCEJFan- Tracy says:

    Blue Guitar God suits him just fine! His “Done Made Up my Mind” proves it!!

  4. Joan says:

    Was at the show yesterday. Casey was awesome, as usual, and he got a great response. I know he had a strong male fan base before Idol and it was good to see so many guys digging him yesterday too. I think he definitely gained some new fans.

  5. lisa says:

    these are the best pics I have seen so far!who ever took them,I hope you make it to a lot more of his shows,maybe it’s that blue shirt and his blue eyes and that blond hair.also finally we got to see the crowd no one ever takes pics of the crowd.

  6. cynyn says:

    Good quality video coverage! The crowd was really enjoying the music, what a great band! Casey and his band really make an impression. Thank you!

  7. Cynthia says:

    I’m speechless, that’s all I can say for now!!!

  8. Patti (caseyscrew205) says:

    Casey was great yesterday, they really loved him! We had a great time, and our seats were great. It was worth it getting a party box, lol I have some vids, will try to get them uploaded tonight. I know Marie has more too. 🙂

  9. Inconnu says:

    Marie and Patti, thank you so much for the videos, once again!

  10. Boudica says:

    Thanks for the awesome videos! 🙂

  11. Jeanette says:

    Thank you for the awesome videos and pictures. Almost like being there.

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