Casey Costello at the Virtual Little Cafe
Vocalist Casey Jones Costello and pianist Gail Hyde perform a delightful Yuletide program of beloved popular and traditional Christmas songs as well as some original Christmas songs written by Casey, premiering as part of The Virtual Little Cafe.
The event will be streamed on YouTube and can be viewed on-demand anytime after its premiere on Saturday, December 19th at 3:00 p.m. ET. The program is free but tips are welcomed and are very greatly appreciated and can be made via Venmo @Casey-Costello-18 or via PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org or via CashApp at $caseyjcostello or alternatively cash or checks may be sent to Casey J. Costello, 354 Oakdale Drive, Rochester, NY 14618.
The one word that sums up Casey Jones Costello is authentic. If you could shuttle a brilliant singer through time from 1931 to today he would sound like Casey Jones Costello. From a young age Casey developed an affinity for music from the early-to-mid 20th Century; while other kids spent hours playing video games, Casey amassed a collection of Edison cylinders and 78s, reams of turn of the century and mid-century sheet music and a collection of videos featuring Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Nelson Eddy, and Jeanette MacDonald, among many others. While his contemporaries may imitate the imitators, Casey's voice is genuine, of another time because it knows no other time. Possessing a crystal clear baritone/tenor voice, powerful and tender, with a lilting nod to Bing, each performance is a mini-history lesson, making his show captivating both for vocal excellence and his vast knowledge of the material and the stories of the people who created and popularized it — a veritable musical history tour.