Let's see how a day's rest suits Casey. I thought his vocals in Georgia were a bit rough (not that that's a bad thing, I like it rough), and maybe he'll bring the honey tones back. As the tour moves ever closer to Casey's hometown,some are wondering if a record deal announcement has been delayed so it can be made there with the local media in attendance. We shall see --but that would be a nice ending to this chapter. What began -- not in Dallas, but in Denver -- should conclude back in the Lone Star State.
The official American Idol site has a new interview up with Casey. To me, the most significant part of the interview was this answer: “After the tour I will continue doing what I’ve always done – making music and performing – and I will use the exposure the show has given me to make an album. My band is ready and pumped up and excited to move forward. I’m excited about the future.” My band? Sounds promising!!
Rather than mess with the giant media empire -- here's a link to the interview.
See you back here for all the videos, photos and reactions.
Photo with Twitter fan shellgal9
I Got Mine
It's All Over Now
First three credit UPI/Michael Bush Photo via Newscom
Review from "Negativo" (posted on MJ'sBigBlog):
8th up: Casey. During the the Idol season, I found Casey to be just OK. He was pretty wooden on stage, and seemed more about looking pretty and playing his guitar than delivering vocals. Take him or leave him. Tonight, he absolutely blew me away. Maybe it’s because I was so ready for something roking after Mike made me nauseous with his endless testimonials of love, but Casey just KILLED it from the get go. Texas blues/rock at its finest.The Palm Beach Post published a nice article with quite a few pictures of the Idols performing and later meeting fans. Their revew was quite odd and I won't quote any of it here, just note that they totally missed the name of the song that Casey sang (claiming he sang "when Man Loves a Woman"). But they had a nice, if not unexpectd, quote from Casey about why they meet with the fans: "It’s the least we can do to give back to the people that put us here.”
First, he laid to waste I Got Mine, just shredding electric blues rifts like a guitar master. That wooden Casey was long gone, and in its place was the confident Casey getting lost in the song both vocally and instrumentally. His next song was some fluffy nothingness that was obviously included to make him appear more sensitive, and then he brought back BIG MIKE LOVE GOD to torture me with Have You Ever Loved a Woman. After that slop, he got back to the blues bidness, breaking out the slide guitar and powering out a rip-roaring version of “Its All Over Now” . Great job, Casey! I hope you keep the tender fluff to a minimum when you go out on your own, because your blues/rock chops are fierce.
What they lack in accuracy in naming songs, however, the PBP more than made up for with pictures. So click on their name above to see all their pictures (embed was disabed, so I can't post them here).
Casey Meeting with Fans after the Show
Twitter fan ShellGal9's video of meeting Casey after the show and him signing her shirt