Twenty-one-year-old singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and American Idol finalist Casey Abrams,recently released his self-titled debut album on Concord Records, and it looks as though he's here to stay! Casey co-wrote, sang, and played bass, acoustic guitar, drums, Wurlitzer, and even recorder. Some of his music proves his capability as a contemporary songwriter, “Wore Out My Soul” shows his R&B balladeer chops and he makes musical mini-movies on both “Great Bright Morning” and “Midnight Girl.” He can do pure romantic desire, he can do a creditable cover of "Hit the Road Jack," he can do it all–and he's a natural. This Austin native lists the entire range of timeless popular music had an intense influence on Casey’s development. He waxes rhapsodically about jazz icons like Oscar Peterson and Thelonious Monk and “the one song that really changed me: Cannonball Adderley’s version of ”˜Autumn Leaves,’ Miles plays on it.” That’s just a small part of his inspiration. He lists James Taylor, Freddie Mercury, AC/DC and even Jack Black as major influences. After a strong run on American Idol, season ten, he was signed to Concord and went to London to record his debut. “I want to make music that people love,” he says. And we think you will.
- General Admission: $20, Reserved: $27
When and Where
Off Campus Location - The Ark, 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI
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