Casey Hurt
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Casey Hurt

Los Angeles, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1996 | SELF

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 1996
Solo Country Singer/Songwriter




"Mp3's at 3pm"

Casey Hurt calls his music “pawnshop gospel,” and that’s as good a term as any to describe his latest LP, Half As Much As Love. The album, which Hurt says is about the “idea that love can be beautiful and terrifying at the exact same time,” features musicians who have worked with the likes of Sheryl Crow, Cracker and Elvis Costello. Download Half As Much As Love track “Mary Mary” below. - Magnet Magazine

"Best Blues Song - International Songwriting Competition INSC 2014"

"Sin Perfume"
Casey Hurt (Los Angeles, CA, USA) - International Songwriting Competition INSC

"NAMM SHOW - Casey Hurt"

Casey Lee Hurt is the only son to a rebellious, God fearing ex-preacher. At an early age he was handed a pawn shop guitar and an old hymnal and they haven’t left his side since. He’s black coffee honest from the history in his voice to the heart on his sleeve and his music reflects that. Artists like Van Morrison, Ryan Adams and Ray Lamontagne resonate in his soul and have uniquely shaped the sound and story that is Casey Hurt.

Casey spent most of 2010/2011 either on the road touring or in the recording studio. His most recent album “Mended Souls” debuted in the top 25 on the iTunes singer songwriter charts. Also, Casey’s song “Come To Me” was featured on the CW’s “One Tree Hill” along side of artist like Ray Lamontagne, The Black Keys and The Carey Brothers. Casey has also had music featured on shows like Bar Karma and Current TV.

While on tour last year, Casey created quite the buzz for himself. He played a sold out show at the legendary Hotel Cafe’ with Tyrone Wells. He also sold out shows in Santa Monica and Santa Cruz California as well a Corvallis and Portland Oregon. His music has also been featured on radio stations up and down the west coast like Seattle’s KEXP and Los Angeles’s KCRW.
Here are a few of the things people have had to say about Casey Hurt’s music.

The Majesty Of Casey Hurt - There is a certain tone to Casey Lee Hurt’s voice. It is a kind of stoic tranquility that draws you in until you find yourself fixed in a state of rapt attention. In the study of vibrational healing, the human voice is regarded as a powerful tool which can be used to raise the vibrations of the energy body to higher and more positive levels. With that in mind it is not far- fetched to think of someone like Hurt possessing such a power in his voice, especially given the nature and intent of the energy he pours generously into his craft. His music is all heart and soul; passionate, radiant, transcendent, and transparent - Takeema Hoffman: Yoo-N-LA Magazine.

Music So Pure It Will Mend Your Soul - I’m not a religious man by any means, but I take some comfort in the notion of an eternity with the ones we’ve loved in life, free of pain, our spirits uplifted, renewed and rendered whole.
As the gloom of Friday dissipated and the light returned at last, I sat in quiet - NAMM


At age 12, young Casey Lee Hurt was handed a pawnshop guitar by his father, a gospel preacher, and told to go make a joyful noise. You could find him on a street corner, coffee shop or local pub doing just that….a boy, a guitar, and a dream. Today, wherever an ear is listening or a spirit needs lifting, Casey is right there singing, all soul and bones, with a guitar, piano, or any other instrument he can get his hands on. He calls it “Pawnshop Gospel.”On October 30th, 2012, listeners can bring Casey home with them on his latest CD “Half as Much as Love.” It captures the magic of the live performances that have made Casey a highly sought-after act on the west coast of the US and even in Europe (where he is currently touring the UK, France and Ireland). “Half as Much as Love” features him at his very best, surrounded by accomplished music professionals: producer Eric Schultz, Grammy-winning engineer Michael Rosen (Carlos Santana, Michelle Branch), and musicians Michael Urbano (Sheryl Crow, Cracker, Smashmouth), Davey Faragher (Elvis Costello, John Hiatt) and Adele Stein (Sting, Rush, Bruno Mars).Listeners will hear strains of Casey's influences on the new disc like Van Morrison, Ryan Adams, John Mayer, and even some Tom Waits and Tracy Chapman. His music is undeniably raw and passionate, as opposed to being auto-tuned or synthetic, and described by a reviewer at Sonicbids as “black-coffee honest.” His voice simply penetrates the soul. “Half as Much as Love” includes more of the heartfelt music that landed his song “Sunday Mornings” on the popular television show “One Tree Hill.”“Half As Much As Love” is about the “idea that love can be beautiful and terrifying at the exact same time,” says Casey. The CD, which clearly captures Casey’s concept of “Pawnshop Gospel,” features tracks that vary from Folk to Rock, including “Family” and “Mary, Mary” respectively, and the gutsy Blues-influenced “Back for Me,” which is one of several tracks slated for an upcoming music video. “It's about two close friends of mine whose relationship fell apart, and I was right there in the middle of it all. I think it really captures the emotion and honesty of that situation.”Casey takes his new music on the open road this fall with a tour that starts (by fan demand) in Europe followed by appearances in several American cities.“Half as Much as Love” can be purchased through iTunes, or go to Casey's website, - Grateful Web


Sin Perfume - 2019
Half As Much As Love - 2012
Mended Souls - 2011
Letters From A Friend - 2009



Casey Hurt is a third generation ex-preacher from the backwoods of Oregon. At age 11, his mom bought him an acoustic guitar from a garage sale and within a month he was writing songs and playing music at Sunday service. With the help of a friend, Casey started a church for young people in a nightclub when he turned 19. Growing the congregation to 1,000 people in its first year, the church was centered on music featuring old hymns and original songs Casey wrote.

Casey walked away from the church to find liberation from his past after struggling with his relationship to God. Focusing his life on music, he recorded his first album in an RV storage unit with a $100 microphone and a broken keyboard. His song, Come to Me, got placed on the TV show, One Tree Hill.

Since then, Casey's original songs have been featured on TV shows including Criminal Minds, Pretty Little Liars, and The Village. Casey currently lives in Los Angeles, California

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