Casey Neill, a songwriter and bandleader from Portland, Oregon, has a sound that combines narrative storytelling, haunting ballads, and whiskey-fueled rave ups. His sound explores haunting Americana, indie folk, and Scots/Irish melody. For over a decade he has performed throughout the US, Europe, and Japan. His eighth record, â€˜Goodbye to the Rank and Fileâ€™ has garnered rave reviews from radio, online blogs, and press. It is the first to feature his band, the Norway Rats, which includes an all star cast of Portland musicians. Casey is touring throughout 2011 with the Norway Rats as well as in solo performance.
â€œCasey Neillâ€™s latest record, Goodbye to the Rank and File teems with rich lyrics that paint the glory and gutter of a wandererâ€™sâ€¨struggle. It just may be Portlandâ€™s strongest brand of unfettered, contemporary roots rock.â€ â€“ Mark Stock, WILLAMETTE WEEK
Saturday, November 19, 7pm, $5, reservations recommended. At the Old Long Beach Tran Depot, 102 3rd St. NE, Long Beach Washington. 360 901 0962. Or send an email to either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.