This morning, Casey James’ drummer Blaine Crews tweeted @BlaineCrews: About to play at Sony with @CaseyEJames and included this shot of the setup:
Thanks to Brian Mansfield, who runs the Idol Chatter section on USA Today, we were able to follow along and experience vicariously as Casey and Blaine played a private acoustic showcase at the Sony Nashville offices for members of the Nashville media.
Brian explained that Sony has “a renovated chapel they use as a listening room.” Here are Brian’s tweets from today, followed by the photos he attached to the tweets:
@brian_mansfield: Lunchtime showcase with Casey James at Sony Nashville.
@brian_mansfield: Having learned that stress & lack of sleep causes memory loss, Casey James says he’s investing in a Comfort-Pedic mattress. @brian_mansfield: Casey James’ lunchtime set incl. Acoustic versions of “tThe Good Life” & “Let’s Don’t Call It a Night.”
@brian_mansfield: When he does it on acoustic guitar, Casey James’ intro to Working on It sounds like the Go-Gos’ Our Lips Are [Sealed]
@brian_mansfield: Casey James did one song not on te album, “Why I’m Feeling Blue.” Right now, he’s doing “Drive.
Brian then tweeted more photos to Casey’s twitter fans:
Please shoot Brian a tweet @brian_mansfield to let him know how much we appreciate his on-scene reporting and sharing all these great photos with us! And follow his American Idol posts on Idol Chatter.
@TammyGooGoo, another member of the Nashville media who was there, tweeted afterwards: Did I REALLY just sit in a chapel & listen to @CaseyEJames sing songs from his upcoming album? Yep. Were they good? No. They were AWESOME!
In response to fan’s questions, Tammy added:
@Mich_in_Colo Listening to the finished album now…it’s ALL stupid good! YIKES! I don’t knoooooooooooow!
@Carolaughs They were ALL great, but he’s such a great picker, “Drive” is a stand-out, “Love the Way You Miss Me” will stop your heart.
Just before Brian started tweeting about Casey’s performance, @IDOL_Insider tweeted: “I’m interviewing the amazingly talented @CaseyEJames in about an hour and a half. Have any questions for him? His upcoming album is GREAT!”
Later @IDOL_Insider tweeted: I just got off the phone w/ @CaseyEJames. He’s so genuine & loves all of his fans. The interview will be up today or Monday. Stay tuned!
So expect a number of interviews to be coming out shortly, as well as reviews of Casey’s upcoming album!