Casey James always owns the stage, and tonight was no exception. He performed at the Prospector’s Steakhouse and Saloon in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. Taking the stage with his new band – Blaine Crews, David Kurrasch, Justin Pate, and Dino Villanueva – at 10 pm Eastern, Casey was met with enthusiastic fans who went wild throughout the hour-long show. An incredible night for this lucky crowd as Casey was so charged up that he treated them to a 3-song encore.
Casey opened the set with “The Good Life,” and fans are accustomed to hearing this acoustically, but the electric, full-band arrangement made a great song even better. Next up was “Crying on a Suitcase,” which is a really addictive song that has quickly become a fan favorite. Casey punished his guitar during the next tune, which was a cover of “So High” by Tab Benoit.
Next, he explained that he “was going back to the CD to sing a song that he loves,” entitled “So Sweet.” Casey chatted with audience members before slowing it down a little bit with “Undone.” This favorite has only been heard with a full band fewer than a handful of times, and is just as beautiful electric as it was acoustically.
Next, Casey did something a little different, and playing one we haven’t heard since 2011 titled “Bulletproof.” Casey first introduced this upbeat tune last March while touring with Sugarland. Next up was a killer version of “She’s Money,” from his upcoming album. Following up, the crowd went wild when they heard the first few chords of the hot single, “Let’s Don’t Call it a Night.”
Casey interacted with the audience before beginning an awesome version of “Workin’ On It.” He next slowed it down with “Love the Way You Miss Me,” which sounds nothing short of amazing with a full band. Next up, Casey closed his set with a crowd-pleasing “Drive,” which started with an extended electric guitar riff.
Surprisingly, that wasn’t enough, and Casey continued with the ballad that almost made the CD, “Why I’m Feeling Blue.” He continued on with a red hot version of TCJB favorite “Polk Salad Annie.” As if the crowd wasn’t spoiled enough, Casey began “Done Made Up My Mind,” beating the guitar to death, and causing every person who listened live via conference call or live stream to be breathless by the end. His ownership of the stage tonight could be felt by even those who were at home.
Thank you to Beth for calling in so we could all listen in via conference call.
You can listen to the full show here:
And thank you Cathyanne for the amazing Live Ustream, what a treat!
The Good Life (thanks @prinnie19)
The Good Life (thanks Beth)
The Good Life – (partial) (thanks to @prinnie19’s mama)
Crying on a Suitcase (thanks @prinnie19)
Crying on a Suitcase (thanks Beth)
Crying on a Suitcase – partial (thanks @prinnie19’s mama)
So High (thanks Margherita)
So High (thanks Beth)
So High – partial (thanks to @prinnie19’s mama)
So Sweet (thanks @prinnie19)
So Sweet (thanks Beth)
So Sweet (thanksMGJ518)
Undone (thanks @prinnie19)
Undone – partial (thanks to @prinnie19’s mama)
Undone (thanks Beth)
Bulletproof (thanks Margherita)
Bulletproof (thanks @prinnie19)
She’s Money (thanks @prinnie19)
She’s Money – partial (thanks to @prinnie19’s mama)
Let’s Don’t Call It a Night (thanks Margherita)
Let’s Don’t Call It a Night – partial (thanks @prinnie19’s mama)
Workin’ On It (thanks @prinnie19)
Love the Way You Miss Me (thanks @prinnie19)
Drive (thanks @prinnie19)
Why I’m Feeling Blue (thanks @prinnie19)
Why I’m Feeling Blue – partial (thanks to @prinnie19’s mama)
Why I’m Feeling Blue (thanks Beth)
Polk Salad Annie (thanks Beth)
Polk Salad Annie – partial (thanks to @prinnie19’s mama)
Done Made Up My Mind (thanks @prinnie19)
Done Made Up My Mind (thanks Margherita)
The following photos are thanks to Margherita, some were sent to us directly from the show & the rest are from her Facebook page. To see all her FB pics go here.
The following pictures are from @prinnie19 and all her pictures can be viewed on her Facebook page here.
Photographer Kenneth Carter took some great shots of Casey which you can find here.