Casey James returned to the stage tonight in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as part of WMIL’s Class of 2012 Concert held at the Northern Lights Theater inside Potawatomi Bingo Casino. This acoustic show was arranged like a guitar pull with each of the six featured artists playing one song at a time in rotation. Casey brought drummer Blaine Crews with him to accompany for him for this performance.
Casey’s first and second songs were “The Good Life” and “Let’s Don’t Call It a Night,” respectively. He played two fantastic versions of his third and fourth tunes, “She’s Money” and “Drive,” both of which he altered slightly from how he has played them in the past. On “She’s Money,” he slowed down the tempo a little. On “Drive,” he put a unique spin on the intro and the drums added rhythm to the song.
When introducing “Drive,” Casey asked Blaine to come in after he had “goof(ed) off a little at the beginning.” At the end of the song, one of The Lost Trailers was so impressed with Casey’s guitar playing he said, “You call that foolin’ around?…Dude, what’s it like when you’re playin’ for real? Damn. That’s incredible stuff right there…Damn.” Our sentiments exactly. All four of the pieces Casey played tonight will be on the album.
The Good Life
Let’s Don’t Call It a Night
Toni (@MattiesGirl08) generously agreed to call in from the concert. Click below to listen to a recording of the show. You can hear “Let’s Don’t Call It a Night” at 9:15, “She’s Money” at 39:21, and “Drive” at 1:11:49.
The Good Life (thanks @mattiesgirl08)
Let’s Don’t Call It a Night (thanks @Carolaughs)
Let’s Don’t Call it a Night (thanks LisaGallery)
She’s Money (thanks @mattiesgirl08)
She’s Money (thanks LisaGallery)
Drive (thanks @Carolaughs)
Drive (thanks LisaGallery)
Snippets from all the performers (courtesy FM106.1)
Radio station WMIL posted photos of the concert on their website here. Here are a few: