Another Great Review of Casey James’ Upcoming CD

The country music blogger for MJsBigBlog posted a detailed, song-by-song review of Casey’s debut CD.  Windmills began by referencing Casey’s “strong musicianship, the Texas-based amalgamation of blues, rock, country, and soul in his musical roots” that carried him beyond his third place finish on American Idol to a recording contract with Sony Nashville’s BNA Records label.

Then each song was discussed in detail, the instrumentation, melody, lyrics, all combining to create a very well-received debut.  The reviewer was partial to the likable upbeat roots rocker “The Good Life,” the “gritty, soulful vocal and a thoughtfully-chosen combination of bluesy and country guitar tones” of “Let’s Don’t Call it a Night” and the “unexpected delight” of “Drive.”

Windmills was particularly impressed with some artistic risks that Casey and co-producer Chris Lindsey took with “Drive” and the strong vocals supporting the song “Workin’ On It” in which he lends “danger-laden snarl to the forward-looking optimism of the track.”

This rave review was summed up in this acknowledgement that Casey’s debut accomplished what he wanted – to make an album that didn’t sound like anyone else.

  “Casey’s life experience and road dues are evident in his phrasing and tone, and his attention to guitar tones pays strong dividends in elevating the songs and forming an album that sounds like his and his alone.”

Read, enjoy and comment on the review which you can read in its entirety here.


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5 Responses to Another Great Review of Casey James’ Upcoming CD


    I’m so happy that so much respect is being paid to a very respectable state of the art musician/singer /and songwriter who deserves to be acknowledged for his skills which are so unique. This review confirms again that this artist Casey James is one to watch for. I believe this album is only the tip of the iceberg for him and I’m in anticipation of watching this artist bloom to his full potential because this is only the beginning.

  2. Roni J says:

    Canadian Caseyfan, I could not have said it better!!!!!! Your’re right on target.

    Roni Jones from NJ

  3. Jeanette says:

    Canadian Caseyfan, you are so right about Windmills review. I am very pleased with all of the reviews Casey has received. All deserved!

  4. maria says:

    Windmills is a very thorough, honest, and fair reviewer, who doesn’t give compliments out easily so to see her very positive analysis of Casey’s album was a big deal in my eyes. The girl doesn’t mess around. Very exciting!!

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