LORETTA'S ARTIST OF WEEK 8/10/15
Casey Derhak has christened his musical style “Flow Country” music. Casey a Nashvillian now, moved to twang town from Jupiter, FL. The accessibility and intimacy of the small beach town both influenced and shaped his musical heritage. With music in his family (Dad plays the guitar and uncle is bassist/vocalist for rock band moe). There was always music being played at home in Casey’s early years. After dabbling in the piano and saxophone, he settled on guitar at the ripe ol age of 13. At that same time Casey, an accomplished athlete developed a twin passion for baseball and songwriting. He pursued both talents equally over the next decade, playing college baseball while honing his talents as a songwriter and guitarist.
A fascination with words and melody created diverse musical opportunities for Casey during this period: from singing in chorus to forming a 5 piece rock n roll band on the bar circuit, an acoustic duo on the club scene and free style rapping as a solo act. A fan of all kinds of music Casey fell in love with Country. “It gave me an appreciation for the craft of songwriting.” says Casey. “The way every lyric means something and ties in the hook mixed with subjects I can relate to really drew me in” Eventually a sports injury sidelined Casey and he trained his traditionally intense focus entirely on a career in music. The Vibrant musically kinship of Nashville beckoned and Casey soon moved to Twang Town.
Casey can be found in Nashville writing and playing local venues. His music has been placed on TV shows and commercials and his songs have been recorded and released by many other artists. . Casey is a BMI writer who writes over 100 songs a year. You can find some of his wildly popular songs like “Worth The Wait” and “Sandcastles” on itunes, Amazon, Spotify and all over.