Casey Holford

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Casey taught himself to play on mom's classical guitar with a string missing. At age fourteen, he took his homemade songs to Boston coffeehouses and taught himself to perform. Then he got a twelve-string guitar and learned that too. Now in New York, ten years later Casey's a completely self-made performer and songwriter. The result is electric and acoustic guitar playing that thrills, Iyrics that sting, and songs the Village Voice calls "heartfelt, edgy, and innovative."

Bad Spell, Good Spell, the second full length CD, features Casey's one-man band routine: he plays acoustic, electric, and slide guitar, bass, and drums. The album is a topographical survivor's guide to the city, including landmarks, loud noises, and twists and turns like temp jobs, personal politics, scary dreams, and dumb luck.

Casey's songs are played on the airwaves, and also dozens of online music sites and showcases across the country. Heard live, they make noisy rooms quieter. Sometimes they make neighbors pound on the ceiling with a broomstick. But whatever they do, they're new, they're different, and they're worth a listen. At only 24, with a decade of live experience and two discs already out, Casey has become a favorite on NYC's fabled Antifolk scene and has begun to scope out the east coast and beyond.

"edgy and innovative" -- village voice

"an embodiment of the DIY spirit in action" - copacetic zine

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