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October 04, 2011CAS HALEY KICKS OFF TOUR WITH FREE SHOW
"Cas Haley is gearing up for his upcoming tour with Trevor Hall and warming up with a free show at WTMD's First Thursdays in West Mt Vernon Park, Baltimore.
Cas will be on the road with Trevor Hall for all of October before heading out with Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad and fellow Easy Star artists The Green for most of November.
Come out and hear some of your favorite Cas Haley songs and experience some of his new material for the first as he plays songs from his new Christmas EP "Gifts to Give. The EP comes out digitally on November 8, but Cas will be selling physical copies at his shows beginning Oct 14. " More info »
September 23, 2011PRE-ORDER WAYS & MEANS BY THE GREEN
"The Green's highly anticipated new album Ways & Means is now available for pre-order. Be one of the first 200 people to pre-order and receive an autographed copy! Pre-order and you will automatically be entered into a contest with a chance to win a pair of tickets to see them live, hang out with the band during sound check, have dinner with the band, and then enjoy watching the show from backstage!
Plus, you can also order a brand new tee shirt, in men's and women's styles, for only $25 total with a CD or download (the shirt is normally $20 but discounted to $14 in this combo). AND, every CD order will be able to download the whole album on release day, so you can listen while you wait for your package to arrive.
The record comes out October 25th, so hurry over to the Easy Star Records Store to pre-order your copy today. " More info »
September 15, 2011CAS HALEY CANCELS SOME SHOWS
"Due to unforeseen circumstances, Cas Haley will be unable to continue his tour dates with Mike Pinto. He is very sorry to disappoint any fans in the markets affected and hopes he’ll be able to schedule a return soon. Cas will resume touring in Baltimore on October 6th. " More info »
September 07, 2011CHRISTMAS EP, TOUR DATES FROM CAS HALEY
"Texas-based singer-songwriter Cas Haley will release a Christmas EP this coming November 8th on Easy Star Records. The release features four Holiday classics arranged by Cas, in some cases incorporating elements of Texas swing and reggae, but always focused on Cas’s incredible voice. The fifth song on the EP, the title track “Gifts To Give,” is an original song written by Cas. The EP comes out amidst a busy run of tour dates lasting from September 13th through November 23rd, where Cas will join Trevor Hall, The Green, Mike Pinto and Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad on their tours throughout the country.
“I have wanted to make a Christmas album for a long, long time,” Cas says. “But, I always felt that if I was going to, I needed to write at least one original song to make my own mark and that’s where I have been stuck .What can I say about Christmas that hasn’t been said? It’s tough!”
Inspiration came to him last summer and resulted in a song that may one day be considered as classic as the other tracks he has tackled here: “Let It Snow,” “The Christmas Song,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” and “Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Says Cas, “It [“Gifts To Give”] is certainly not as graceful as some of the all-time classics I have paired it with on this EP, but it comes from the heart and, I think, taps into that Spirit of Christmas that I love.”
Cas Haley will be playing mostly solo acoustic sets during this stretch of touring, bringing an intimate take on material from this upcoming EP and his first two albums, including the critically-acclaimed Connection (2010), to over 43 venues. He begins with shows supporting Mike Pinto September 13 through September 30; continues by supporting Trevor Hall (who he has toured with twice before) from October 7 through October 29; and finishes by joining the second half of the hot fall tour featuring Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad and the fast-rising band (and label mates at Easy Star) from Hawaii, the Green. He also appears in Baltimore on October 6 as part of WTMD’s First Thursdays Concert Series and headlines an appearance at the College of the Albemarle on October 15. As usual, fans can expect collaborations with all of the artists Cas joins on tour.
Check here for more tour dates and updates. " More info »
August 09, 2011LOVE & AFFECTION EP BY THE GREEN OUT NOW
"The first release by The Green on Easy Star is now available for purchase digitally. The Love & Affection EP features 4 songs from the upcoming Ways & Means full-length album plus an exclusive dub track mixed by Michael G (Easy Star All-Stars).
It's the perfect preview for the amazing new record. Pick it up at iTunes or Amazon. " More info »
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