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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 »
August 04, 2011MARLEY PARK PARTY W/ EASY STAR ALL-STARS!
"So you've just seen an awesome show with Easy Star All-Stars, Editors, and Bell X1 in Marley Park, but don't want the night to end just yet? Come hang out with the Easy Star All-Stars at the after-party with a DJ set by Cashier No. 9! The party goes from 10:30 PM til' very, very late at the Beacon Hotel in Sandyford.
For your FREE VIP entrance, just email firstname.lastname@example.org! We hope to see you there to keep the party rockin' with us until the wee hours! " More info »
August 02, 2011THE ALL-STARS TAKE ON UK WITH SUMMER TOUR LEG
"The Easy Star All-Stars continue their annual summer UK run, with club shows in Colchester, Swansea, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Guildford over the next week. The band also will stop over for two shows in Ireland this coming weekend, plus they’ll be at the Belladrum Festival, Farmer Phil’s, and The Relentless Boardmasters. Come out and hang with the band for some great music.
Where will the All-Stars end up next? Stay tuned for more tour dates and news from the road!
Go see the Easy Star All-Stars LIVE!:
http://easystar.com/artists/events/3 " More info »
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