(Interviewed on March 28, 2005)
Genre: Alternative Country
CD: I started learning to play the
guitar when I was about 16. Soon after I started writing songs as well.
CD: I would have to say
Reckless Kelly, Willie Nelson and of course the King-Elvis.
CD: They can pick one up at any of
our shows or online at Lone
CD: I would have to say Stockyards.
I wrote that song a while back about the Stockyards in Fort Worth, TX.
The song is about my experiences there growing up. Back in my younger
years that was the place to be! I think that is one of my songs that
lots of people can relate to. There are plenty of people who have their
own stories about that place and it's so cool to sing that song and know
how many people out there know exactly what I'm talking about. Writing
songs that people can relate to and seeing it when your performing is
CD: I love the sound of an acoustic guitar but when I'm ready to rock out nothings better then the electric and the feeling I get when I'm playing it.
PC: If you could open for or perform with anyone who would that be and why?
CD: I would have to say Cross Canadian Ragweed. I love their style of music and I can remember when years ago they were still playing at small bars in the area. We have all watched them grow into one of the fastest growing bands in the state. They have changed the style of country music and opened everyone's mind to a new kind of genre. It would be great to be apart of something like that.
PC: Where would you like to be in 5 years?
CD: Well I hope I'm still
playing and writing music and people are still liking it.
CD: That would be the Thirsty Armadillo. That was the first bar I ever played at and I' sure there are many others who can say the same. It's a shame that bar closed down.
PC: What CD would be found in your CD player right now?
CD: I got a mix cd in there right now that I burned. It's got Wade Bowen & Reckless Kelly on it. It's great
Donahew Band lineup includes:
Casey Donahew (acoustic, vocals & electric)
Brent Wall (lead guitar)
Richard Machuca (drums)
Steve Stone (bass)
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In their eagerness to bring a new sound to the country music scene, the members of the Casey Donahew Band have created a unique style that blends traditional country with rock 'n roll and a pop sensibility.
The band's emerging success demonstrates the band member's determination to reach their goal of making a mark in the music industry. The four musicians from Burleson, Texas have put together a rich and powerful blend of strong vocals, amazing lead guitar and solid rhythm that sets them apart from other acts in their genre.
Over the last few years, the band has developed a local following from their regular gigs at local venues such as The Horseman Club, The Aardvark, Overtime Sports bar and The Flying Saucer, among others. They have also played at events such as The Ranch Texas Music Series, The Dallas Observer Street Parties, and a special event for an Arlington mayoral candidate.Having shared the stage with Cooder Graw, Roger Creager, Kevin Fowler and Wade Bowen, they are looking to expand their horizons even further in the coming year.
The Casey Donahew Band have just recently released their first full length CD entitled Lost Days, and the first single "Stockyards," has been receiving air play on 95.9 The Ranch.
In the tradition of such artists as Pat Green, Cross Canadian Ragweed and Jack Ingram, the band are true to their roots, and call their music pure Texas country.
For More Information on Casey Donahew go to www.caseydonahewband.com
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