Casey James may have first gotten his attention from American Idol, but Casey has had a guitar in his hand since he was young. His 2012 self-titled debut album from Sony Music Nashville should blend those talents into a blues-soaked country sound all his own. “I’m a musician,” James shrugs, when asked to classify his creativity. “Not a guitar player, not a singer – I’m a musician.” And as sophomore single “Crying On A Suitcase” climbs the charts, the story behind his music makes more sense than ever: James has been prepping for this gig his entire life. He joined us for our 5GB before his show at the 120 Tavern & Music Hall.
What’s the first gig you ever attended?
What is the best gig that you ever played/performed?
It’s hard for me to say that I loved one gig more than another. Music is my passion and my love. Every time I’m on stage it’s a very intimate and special thing for me. I love them all equally.
What is the best gig you have ever seen?
Much the same as playing music, listening to music is also a very intense experience for me. I learn something new from every show I watch as a fan and feel something different at each show. To say that I love one more than another one really wouldn’t be accurate or fair.
Gig you would most like to play?
Red Rocks. Something about Red Rocks is magical for me. To imagine a sold out crowd at that beautiful place always makes me smile. Maybe one day…
Catch Casey James at 120 Tavern & Music Hall.