Nick Casey

Nick Casey

Ghosts Like Me

Website

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

Instagram

Spotify

Apple Music

Promotional Photos

Publicity: TrexRoads

Mixed Media Client Since 2020

 

Listen on Spotify and Apple Music

Outlaw singer Nick Casey rides on during the pandemic

The first thing you hear is that voice. Deep and mysterious, a la Jamey Johnson, with flecks of outlaw twang, a dose of darkness, and a hint of mystery. His songs on Ghosts Like Me provide the perfect vehicle for that voice, as Casey begins to build his outlaw country persona.

It all started with Johnny Cash. “Whenever I play a show, I’ll start with a Johnny Cash cover,” says Casey. “That pretty much turns everyone’s heads. It’s fun to watch.”

Casey’s journey into country music began on his trips to school as a kid when his mom blasted the country sounds of Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, and Reba McEntire. “I caught on to that whole vibe,” he says. And as soon as he started playing the music he loved, that vibe blossomed and multiplied. He discovered the outlaw country of Willie Nelson and Johnny through a Texas-based relative, and he found that branch of the genre suited the darkness that came through in his voice.

One of Casey’s more memorable early performances was a four-hour time slot at a county fair in 2018. Four hours … Not an easy task for a band just starting. “I handed my guitar player 70 songs to learn over a weekend, and it was no problem!” he laughed. “We handled it all right. Took a couple of breaks. Played a lot of music that day.”

Ghosts Like Me has suffused mystery and great performances. Casey, joined by band members Ryan Tremblay (guitar), Olivia Baxter (fiddle), Ethan Lyons (drums) and Jarod Cournoyer  (bass), explores the shadows of those men dressed in black but also introduces himself as a talent that can hold his own. While they are hung on the sturdy supports of the outlaws, they are well-written, with sweet arrangements and genuinely good honky-tonk-styled performances.

While it’s been hard to turn heads these days as a live performer, Nick has some good memories and brighter hopes. “The last band show we played was at Foxwoods Theater,” he says, “where we closed for RascalFlatts. Wow, the crowd was crazy! Things were taking off. Then, before you know it, we’re stuck in our houses indefinitely.”

Not that the virus has completely slowed Casey and his band down. While they haven’t quite stormed out of the gate as they planned, Nick’s been able to showcase his songs and covers virtually. It’s not ideal, but it’s better than nothing and it certainly staves off that stir-crazy feeling.

“We’ve got some big veterans benefits this winter which is cool,” he says. “I think when the world opens up again, we’re ready to go after it and see what we can do.”

While Rhode Island, the band’s home base, isn’t what you’d call a hotbed of outlaw country music or even roots rock, Casey and the band are ready to show the rest of the country what they can do. “We’ve had a good response from our performances so far, and I feel like all the pieces are in place. We have a product we can promote and songs we can play. I’m ready to play wherever and whenever someone will have us. Once the country opens, we’re all ready to get back to live music. I love Rhode Island as much as anywhere, but this brand of country music—like the music of Cody Jinks and Tyler Childers—plays better in different parts of this country with new audiences that are more accustomed to these kinds of sounds.”

With a new record, a band ready to roll, and an amazing voice ready to preach to new fans, Nick Casey’s future looks bright, once we emerge out from under the restrictions imposed by this virus. I just got bit by the bug,” he says. “You get addicted to performing. You just love the idea of entertaining people and creating a good time for them. I think a lot of folks react to my voice, too. That seems to be a thing, and that makes me happy.”

 

Click here for the full review!

 

 

 

Rhythm & Roots Festival

Rhythm & Roots Festival

 

Back to Client List

For Immediate Release
Client Page
Interviews contact: Ginny Shea MIXED MEDIA T: 401.942.8025
TO COVER OUR EVENT, CLICK HERE FOR MEDIA APPLICATION
Rhythm & Roots Festival Celebrates 22nd Anniversary
Ninigret Park, Charlestown, RI
 September 4,5,6 2020
Labor Day Weekend

Rhythm & Roots Festival Early-Bird Tickets Available Jan. 15

The 23rd annual Rhythm & Roots Festival tickets will go on sale Jan. 15. Last year’s festival had the perfect weather, music, dancing, camping, food and fun that turned Charlestown’s Ninigret Park into a massive reunion. This year’s festival, set for Sept. 4, 5 and 6 over Labor Day weekend, will surely deliver all that and more.

Give yourself, or a loved one, something to look forward to this winter. Early-bird tickets will be available online Jan. 15 at the lowest price all year. Three-day tickets, with camping, are available at a cost of $175.  

We’re busy planning the lineup for this year’s festival. Confirmed acts thus far include Rhiannon Giddens (of Carolina Chocolate Drops fame), Richard Thompson, Uprooted featuring Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root, Keller Williams, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Trigger Hippy, Donna the Buffalo, Amythyst Kiah and Tami Neilsen just to name a few. More stellar artists will be announced in the coming months.

We’ve decided to return to our tradition of beginning the music at 5 p.m. on Friday, with bands performing on the main stage and dance tent. The gate opens at 4 p.m. Ticket prices have been adjusted to reflect the shorter day. The Saturday and Sunday schedule will remain the same as in the past. Festival hours are: Friday 4 p.m. to midnight, Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. to midnight. Music begins at 5 p.m. Fri. and 1 p.m. Sat. and Sun.

As the festival evolves, so does traditional music. Year after year, the two dozen or so bands who perform at Rhythm & Roots prove that roots music never stands still, so get your tickets early. These low prices are good for a short time, and tickets sell out quickly.

For information on tickets and camping go to www.rhythmandroots.com, or call 401-783-3926. 

 

Pin It on Pinterest