Gene Casey, a staple of Long Island’s East End club scene, created spontaneous dance parties in offices across America on Friday, February 18, during the second of SCENES’ Facebook “Live Sessions,” with his own brand of C&W and rockabilly.
Who knew the chi-chi Hamptons enjoy gettin’ down like two-steppin’ Texans?
Casey’s resonant baritone “caused a scene,” as he said, by starting off with “Baby You’re the King.” Its repeated line, “50 million kisses can’t be wrong,” showed off his bad boy crooning to great effect.
He slowed it down with “You Ain’t Missing Much,” in which an old girlfriend’s come-hithers are blocked by Hank Williams’-style confessions of being just no-good.
The performance capped off with a lively rocker, “I Love What I Do (When I Do it To You).” That one must send Casey’s Long Island club fans swinging on the dance floor into a blissful sweat. The finale showed off Gene Casey’s guitar chops, even as it revealed his soulful connection with the best in American roots music.
No wonder music directors on the hunt for talent have featured Gene Casey’s music in such shows as “Justified” and “Sons of Anarchy.” His music belongs to the soundtrack of Americans dancing their way in and out of love–and all its magnificent troubles.
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