Many images come to mind when you hear about a kid setting up a drum kit and a mirror in the basement of his parent’s house. Attempting to keep time with The Meters, playing Cissy Strut, over and over again, until he gets it right. Loving, long suffering parents without ear plugs would be a bit of an understatement, but that’s how Casey Wasner learned to play along with several other instruments, while developing his ear and defining his voice. Self taught, determined and passionate about creating music, Casey writes and records what he feels. Clearly the true definition of a musician surrounded by music growing up.
Done with high school and passing on a sports scholarship, Casey moved to Nashville from Minnesota to try and find a gig playing drums. Working construction to make ends meet, Casey searched his soul and the neck of his guitar for the most logical path, when one day his eyes were opened to the idea of creating his own style of music instead of just playing other people’s songs. Today, Casey’s unique slant on melody and the arrangements within his music has earned him the respect of the same musicians he grew up emulating.. A privilege and acknowledgment Casey does not take lightly.
Part of Casey’s drive and slant on music comes from traveling the world. Working behind the stage, tuning guitars and using his skills as a multi-instrumentalist to fine tune sound checks for the artists that he works for. Casey’s real world musical education has afforded him with a glimpse into the life of touring professional musicians and what it takes to move a crowd, as well as, the types of songs that bridge the gap emotionally between artist and music lover. This sort of real world apprenticeship has also afforded Casey with the luxury of being able to record his debut record in between touring schedules. Armed with a creative vision and and a vigor for music upon his return from the road, Casey put the lessons to tape and delivered ‘Casey Wasner’ his debut record, a love of words and chords.
While Casey loves being in the studio, he’s even better live where he can connect with the crowd and support the very themes he records.
Casey’s own music is heavily influenced by the sounds he grew up with, the writing is creative and inventive and comes from lessons learned and unforgettable moments: good and bad. Songs about life with lyrics that match the fusion of his melodic influences. You listen and feel like he’s singing about a conversation you had with him even though the two of you have never met. A collection of songs you can identify with, that will remain in your own catalog of favorites.