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january, 2024

06jan7:30 pm9:30 pmCasey James | Solo Acoustic Tour @ Cactus Theater @ 7:30pm

Event Details

The Jersey Tenors
Cactus Theater
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue

Saturday, January 6th
7:30 – 9:30pm, doors at 6:50pm


All Floor and Standard Balcony: $20 advance; $25 day of show
Balcony Box Seats (includes concessions): $40 advance; $50 day of show


Casey James rose to national attention and became a household name overnight as a contestant on American Idol. Using his fierce instrumental skills, emotional tenor and musical talent, he landed high among the finalists, third to be exact. After over a decade of playing shows as a local musician in the DFW area, James suddenly had opportunities he had only dreamed of.  The success he experienced during the show brought him a recording contract with a major
country label. He took the offer, although the tight creative limitations on commercial country overlapped only partially with the music at the center of his soul. James made the opportunity work. He landed hits with “Let’s Don’t Call It A Night” and “Crying on A Suitcase” – however, the three-minute time frames and limits on instrumental playing did not allow him to showcase his artistic vision. Five years and four radio singles later, James left his major label deal with hopes of being able to make music without limitations.

With his 2017 album Strip It Down, he made the blues project he’d always envisioned – introducing his music to a whole new demographic, which was well-received worldwide. Teaming up with Grammy Award-winning producter Tom Hambridge was a great start – and James was left with a record that garnered rave reviews from Blues/Rock/Americana media outlets and fans across the world – with the Rock Doctor raving that that Strip It Down was “one hell of a delightful surprise!” He had finally busted into the scene he’d always wanted to be a part of.

With his 2020 follow-up, If You Don’t Know By Now, James dug in deeper on the genre, exploring its range while setting himself apart as an inspired, melodic guitarist as well as an expressive, soulful vocalist. It’s a stark commitment to a musical form lodged firmly in his soul. James attacked the new record with a new level of confidence, thanks in part to his affirming experience with Strip It Down.

“We need to remind humanity what music is about,” James says. “It’s not about money. It’s not about fame. At the end of the day, you can remove all that, take away technology, take away marketing, but the music will remain. It’s un-killable. As long as human beings live, music will remain, and that brings me joy.”

When James isn’t touring solo or spending time at home with his wife and three children he is on the road with his side project – the group Texas Hill. Expectations are set high for their sophomore album,
recorded in Muscle Shoals earlier this year. Texas Hill’s highly anticipated debut album Heaven Down Here was released in 2022. Sounds Like Nashville praised the project, “With its real-life-inspired lyricism and multi-genre stylistic influences – which melds soul, R&B, country, southern rock and even some Memphis blues – Heaven Down Here encapsulates the true spirit of down-home music. It’s an easy listen and has a strong appeal to both country and non-country fans.”

James is in the process of recording an acoustic project, set to be released in summer of 2024.  As a result, James’ evolution as an artist has accompanied his personal progress.

“I’m thankful to have a dedicated audience that believes in who I am and what I do. I couldn’t ask for more and I’m always excited for what’s next.”

At the long-time request of his fans to record an acoustic album, he feels that he is finally in a position to deliver the best versions possible.

“I’m beyond excited to finally get this material on a record and to perform it live. Some of the songs will be familiar to my fans and some will be new, but it’s exciting to deliver all of them from the perspective I have right now. A big part of performing is sharing your experience and your heart, and right now I’m the most experienced I’ve been yet,” Casey says.

James’ plans for 2024 include touring both acoustically and with his full band, as well as continuing to tour and work with his fellow bandmates in Texas Hill.

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