Casey Stratton Audio Podcasts
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A podcast from singer/songwriter Casey Stratton. Casey has been recording music for 15 years and has released over 12 studio albums including Standing at the Edge, DIVIDE, The Crossing, Signs of Life and Memories and Photographs
||Clean#57 - Wars, Marriage and Release||I discuss the war in Afghanistan and New York's Marriage Equality progress before talking about artists and social networking. Performed Release Me by Wilson Phillips. Listen to Podcast #57||6/28/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean# 56 - Weiners, Greeks and Vigils||I discussed Anthony Weiner, Vancouver and Greece before talking about my new project, The Vigil. I then performed To Leave is to Die A Little. Listen to Podcast #56||6/28/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#55 - Art, Commerce and Priorities||In this episode I discuss my recent TV appearance and then talk a bit about my cat Henry who is currently going through renal failure. I then discuss art vs. commerce and the pitfalls that come with the territory. Live performance is Wild Soul from DIVIDE||5/23/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#54 - Bows, Arrows and Solomon||In this episode I discussed Bow, the local cat found shot with a bow and arrow and the fund for his vet bills, as well as discussing my cat Henry. I then answered questions about collaborating with other artists and reworking/re-recording your material as||5/17/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#53 - Sequencing, Evolution and Trust||In this episode I discuss the death of Osama Bin Laden, Oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, Japan, etc before answering a question about album sequencing and another question about the evolution of my writing over the years. Then I perform "You Can Have You F||5/6/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean# 51 - Tsunamis, Shutdowns and Flowers||Discussion includes Japan, Ivory Coast, Wisconsin and the impending US government shutdown. I then take questions and discuss creativity and writer's block before performing "Crossfire" by Brandon Flowers. Visit my digital store Listen to Podcast # 51||4/8/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#50 - Earthquakes, Protests and Cities||In this episode of the Casey Stratton Podcast I discuss the situations in Japan and the Middle East. I then talk about my new project, Hear the City before performing Inside Out from that work. Buy Hear the City Visit my online store Listen to Podca||3/24/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#49 - Covers, Chocolate and Composing||In this episode of the Casey Stratton Podcast I answer many of your questions, including one that brings me to another Music Theory 101 lesson since the last one was a big hit with everyone. I then perform Kites from Orbit. Music recommendation is Joni Mi||3/31/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#48 - Reconciliation, Sensitivity and Music Theory 101||In this episode of the Casey Stratton Podcast I discuss the current state of the Health Care reform efforts in the US congress before taking 2 questions. I go on to explain some basic music theory, as promised on Facebook. The live performance is Sinead O||3/17/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#47 - Earthquakes, Journeys and Bliss||In this episode of the Casey Stratton Podcast I discuss current events, including the recent Earthquake in Chile. I then explore the themes of artistry in a commercial world and Joseph Campbell's idea of following your bliss. No live performance this time||3/3/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#46 - Sports, Bingo and Double Albums||In this episode of the Casey Stratton Podcast I discuss the Winter Olympics which leads to a wider discussion on sports in general. I then discuss my recent obsession with Bingo. I then discuss independent music before talking more about the plans and pro||2/17/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#45 - Grammys, Commercialism and Artistry||In this episode of the Casey Stratton Audio Podcast I discuss last week's State of the Union address in the U.S. and then talk a little about the Grammys. This digresses into a conversation about commercialism vs. artistry. I then go on to talk about my n||2/3/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#44 - Rescues, Reality and a Ridiculous Feline||In this episode of the Casey Stratton Podcast I discuss current events including the recent earthquake in Haiti. I then answer 2 of your questions. The first is about how I came to co-habitate with my 4 cats. The second is about audio production and engin||1/20/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#43 - Video, Covers and Sad Creators||In this episode of the Casey Stratton Podcast I have some growing pains getting used to filming video while recording the audio. Both versions are now available. This is still your spot for the audio podcast but you can find the video podcast, as well as||1/6/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#42 - Christmas, Holidays and Music||In this special Christmas episode of the Casey Stratton Podcast I perform many holiday songs. The first is O Holy Night, followed by What Is This Lovely Fragrance?, Un Flambeau, Jeanette, Isabelle, Joy to the World and It Came Upon The Midnight Clear. To||12/23/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#41 - Shows, Snows and The Holy Ghost||In this episode of the Casey Stratton Podcast I discuss current events, take some of your questions and then talk about why I'm OK singing Christian songs on my holiday albums even though I am an agnostic. I go on to perform two requested songs: What If?||12/16/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#40 - Snow, Rain and Cracked Out Ceilings||In this episode of the Casey Stratton Podcast I discuss current events, including President Barack Obama's recent announcement about the war in Afghanistan. I then take a question about social networking in the modern era before discussing the reason why||12/4/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#39 - Rituals, Waltons and New York City||In this episode of the Casey Stratton Podcast I discuss some current events before taking a question about how I prepare for a show and how I choose my set lists. I then talk about my recent trip to New York to perform at The Bitter End. I perform two son||11/18/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#38 - Marriage, New York and Shaking My Keys||In this episode of the Casey Stratton Podcast I discuss yesterday's election results from Maine and Kalamazoo, MI and give some opinions on the marriage debate. I then discuss my upcoming show and my thoughts on playing the older songs versus the newer on||11/4/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#37 - Tattoos, Tracks and Touring||In this episode of the Casey Stratton Podcast I take many of your questions, including discussing my 5 tattoos, the remastering process and more about what it takes to do my live performances. I then play There Lies the Answer from The Crossing and Whirlw||10/21/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#36 - Reunions, A Lake and Sky||In this episode of the Casey Stratton Podcast I answer a question from a listener before discussing my 15 year Interlochen Arts Academy Reunion that I attended this past weekend. I then go on to perform The Lake from Whirlwind Medusa and You Never Touched||10/7/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#35 - Lies, Dancing and Managers||In this edition of the Casey Stratton Podcast I talk about the recent TV opportunities I have been offered that may or may not pan out. I also talk a little more about Memories and Photographs before performing Time Will Melt Us Away from that release. I||9/23/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#34 - Beaches, Business and Bushes||In this installment of the Casey Stratton Podcast I answer a question about Driving to the Moon as well as touching on the subject of getting your music out there (for the aspiring recording artists who have been asking). I then talk a little more about M||9/9/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#33 - Memories, Photographs and Characters||In this episode of the Casey Stratton Podcast I talk about the new album, Memories and Photographs a bit. I also discuss social networking and its impact on music, artists and fans. I perform I Fail Again from the new record before performing a cover of B||8/26/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
Hey, Casey! Josh in Seattle, here. I'm so glad you're doing a podcast! It's always interesting to hear what artists think and feel about their own work, so getting insight into your process is a real treat. And it's fantastic that you play live songs during each session - LOVING that you played Pretty Horses - whee! Keep it up, you!!!
casey is human, too.
casey is unabashedly human, and not so out-of-reach as one might think. when one enjoys an artist, one often wonders about their background; their life outside the song. this is the real deal, folks. those of you who've bought the digital albums or have attended his concerts... i'm not talking to you. you've probably listened to these outpourings countless times. but, you, casual listener, if you've ever wondered what rattles about in the mind of a magnificent artist you can truly appreciate, casey opens the door and lets all the marbles fall where they may.
Meet the Man Behind the Music
Anybody who listens to Casey Stratton's music knows he has a thing or two to say about practically any situation in life, and the same can be said about his podcast. Casey is cool, collected, unpretentious, and frequently funny--especially when dealing with his show-stealing cats. On his show, Casey talks about his education at Michigan's Interlochen Arts Academy, his initial career as an independent artist, his all-too-brief career at Sony Classical, and his triumphant return as an independent artist. Casey also treats us to live versions of some of his classic songs--as well as a few unreleased gems that one would hope would grace an album in the near future. This show is like having a private Casey Stratton show right there on your iPod. Check him out today!