It’s a new age. The old school “Casey did this and that and is so great and here’s why” thing is passé. So here goes:
I write and perform songs. People say I sound like Tori Amos, Sarah McLachlan, Peter Gabriel, Loreena McKennitt and people like that.
I was born in 1976. I was obsessed with music. I took curtain rods to my Dad’s guitar in hopes of it becoming a cello that way.
I got a solo in the 2nd Grade play. People told me I was good.
Eventually I begged my way to violin lessons when I was 8. People told me I was good.
I begged my way to getting a piano when I was 11. I taught myself to play it and began writing songs, but what does an 11 year old know about anything?
I dreamed of attending Interlochen Arts Academy and begged my way to an audition. My Mom feared it was too expensive. I was accepted and got a scholarship.
I graduated in 1994 and moved to LA soon after. I signed to a tiny indie label, then to Rondor Publishing a few years later. I made some records. You can buy them online. I moved to Chicago and then New York.
In New York I finally got what I had always wanted: a major label record deal. RCA and Sony Classical had a bidding war over me and I felt pretty cool right about then. I chose Sony. Now they’re the same thing. Who knew?
I made a record in LA with Patrick Leonard. It was probably the most amazing experience of my lifetime.
I found out that major labels are not a good fit for me. This was devastating for a minute. What do you do when you attain your goals and you are unhappy? You ask to be let out of your contract. Sony obliged at the end of 2004.
Since then I’ve made records myself in my apartment. I find I enjoy that. You can buy them online.
I tour when I can and wish I could tour more often. Gas is expensive.
I have 3 cats.
If you have made it this far you have a pretty amazing attention span for modern times. If you want to know anything else find me on Facebook or Twitter. I love to hear from people.