Casey Abrams
Gig Seeker Pro

Casey Abrams

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Band Folk Americana


This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos



"New American Folk Standards!"

Casey Abrams comes prepared with a guitar case full of crackling stories and a voice so rich and warm that it seems a shame I'm not listening to it on an old turntable. Thirteen American Ghosts? More like Thirteen New American Standards. -

"Imaginative Folk Rock"

Imaginative folk-rock with the atmosphere of Paul Simon and the guitars of Ry Cooder. Rootsy tones, soft bows and shy, sweet songs. Waiting for more to come from this unique songwriter - Roots Highway

"A refreshing change- It's about time!"

There is a simple, honest quality to these songs and a cheerful exuberance which comes from the heart. In an era where most singer/ songwriters seem to be taking their cues from the same Songwriting 101 workbook, Casey Abrams is singing to the tuneof a different six string. This is a refreshing change from all of that and it's about time! - The Noise

"Hot Stuff"

Thirteen American Ghosts has twang and subtle guitar-playing, but with a very northeastern, hip, eclectic sound that’s not afraid of electronics and fancy effects. Think John Denver hanging out in the studio with Syd Barrett.
- Chris Rochon, producer

"Edward Gorey set to music"

These are the songs Don McLean might have written after listening to Mr. Cash at Folsom Prison. Abrams' voice resonates with the unmistakable sincerity of the '70s dreamers, but maintains the steady touch of a seasoned storyteller-- Buoyant sing-alongs of yesterday's love give way to tales of murder, and vice-versa, smoothly and coherently. -


Thirteen American Ghosts LP (2004)
Nostalgia LP- Audrey Ryan (2004)
May The Wind Be At Your Back, Great Rider LP- King Calculator (2004)
The Road To Wichita (2004)- The Beau Roland Band
Like a Mirror LP (2005)- on Wampus Records
Clawtown LP- Mick Reed
Ghost Story EP- Casey Abrams and the Mysterious Strangers (2006)



Casey Abrams, a hyper-literate, generation-hopping singer-songwriter calls his performances "tramp art music"

Like the Depression-era Tramp Artists who created unique works of art from found objects like cigar boxes, lamps, and picture frames, Abrams crafts inspired music from a hundred years-worth of records, books and doo-dads found in the dusty attics and roadside shops of the rural South and the urban Northeast.

Abrams’ sophisticated songs have their roots in Americana, jazz, and the classic singer-songwriter tradition. The idiosyncratic performer is known for infusing ragtime, country blues fingerpicking and jazz chops into a repertoire that ranges from Fats Waller to John Prine, and from Stephen Foster to Todd Rundgren.

Most singer-songwriters start their musical journey with Bob Dylan. For Abrams, however, the road stretches back beyond the artists that influenced Dylan and continues into today’s avant-folk scene. In Abrams, listeners will find the link that ties classic tunesmiths like Hoagy Carmichael to peerless singer-songwriters like Al Stewart and modern artists such as The Decemberists and Wilco.

Casey Abrams is currently at work on his third album, Likely Story, due out later this year. This time out, Abrams and co-producer Adam Levy from The Honeydogs meld the jazzy, occasionally dark, prog-rock of King Crimson and Yes with the country-rock sounds of Gram Parsons and The Band. Likely Story is bound to please lovers of adventurous singer-songwriters like Randy Newman, Paul Simon and Warren Zevon, as well as fans of the current crop of indie-folksters led by artists such as Sufjan Stevens, Iron & Wine, and Joanna Newsom.

Following the release of Likely Story, Casey Abrams and his backing band The Mysterious Strangers will bring their tramp art music to unsuspecting audiences with a full-scale national tour. Abrams is no stranger to the concert stage; over the years, he has performed in countless clubs, festivals and coffeehouses, including dates with the Joan Baez, Eric Burden, and Richie Havens, among others.

For more information, visit