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Casey Donahew Band

The Blue Note Presents

Casey Donahew Band

Matt Stell & The Crashers

Fri, December 14, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$15.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is all ages

A limited quantity of reserved balcony tables are available by request at our box office or by calling (573) 874 1944. Please note that you must purchase all four tickets at the table for a reservation. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE 21, please be prepared to pay a $2 cash minor surcharge at the door in addition to purchasing a ticket.

Casey Donahew Band
Casey Donahew Band
Texas tornado Casey Donahew kicked off perhaps his biggest year yet in October 2011 with the release of his fourth studio album, DOUBLE WIDE DREAM, on his own Almost Country Entertainment label. Armed with an indomitable, can-do spirit and a handful of new songs that instantly struck a chord with fans everywhere, the Texas native immediately debuted at #2 on iTunes Country Chart, #8 on iTunes overall Chart, #32 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums Chart and #10 on its Country Chart and was also on iTunes’ coveted “Best of 2011” list and he hasn’t looked back since.
Selling out venues across the country from Kansas to Alabama and back, the Casey Donahew Band continues to thrill crowds each week with a combined frenetic onstage energy and everyman likeability, and media outlets around the country are starting to catch on to what the fans have known all along – this guy knows how to rock it. Casey’s uproarious new video for his current HIT single, “Double Wide Dream,” recently debuted on Country Music Television (CMT) where it was a “World Premiere,” and spent a week in the #1 position on CMT.com’s homepage in “Today’s Top Videos” before settling at #5, where it still currently resides.
A testament to Casey Donahew’s growing popularity, the song is a perfect example of the Burleson native’s ability not to take himself or anything else too seriously and just enjoy the ride – and what a whirlwind of a ride it is becoming for this Texas sensation as he skyrockets closer and closer to country superstardom!
Matt Stell & The Crashers
Matt Stell & The Crashers
"I dread answering the question 'what kind of music do you play' every time it's asked." Says Matt Stell & the Crashers' front man Matt Stell. "Every time someone asks me, I just end up telling them that we're kinda like 30 of my favorite bands and proceed to recommend songs and YouTube clips to them."

Matt Stell & the Crashers' love for all kinds of music runs deep and they draw from many different sources for inspiration. Somewhere between Country, Americana, Blues, Soul, Folk, Gospel and Rock and Roll you'll find MS&C. Geographically situated between the traditional homes of these and other styles of music, it makes sense that MS&C would learn from and study under these traditions in order to craft a sound that's all their own. Evidence of this can be found on their upcoming release, Vestibule Blues. Stell—who wrote or co-wrote every track on the album—covered a lot of ground in terms of mood and subject matter. "There are songs about everything from crimes of passion and retribution, to high school scenes most people can relate to, to funerals, to the peculiar ways that men and women sometimes carry on, etc. The record definitely goes to some different places, and that's the way I like it. I usually get bored with repetition."

Matt Stell & the Crashers are headquartered just outside Stell's hometown of Morrilton, AR. The band includes Crashers' founder and West Plains, MO native Joey Rowlett on bass, Conway, Arkansas' own Darren Barry on lead guitar, and the newest addition to the group, Cliff Aaron, on drums. Together this energetic four-piece outfit tours the South and Midwest with their own brand of Southern music. MS&C have played hundreds shows in the past 2½ years and shared the stage with the likes of Randy Rogers, Stoney LaRue, Wade Bowen, Eli Young Band, Chris Knight, Jason Boland and the Stragglers, John D. Hale Band, Bart Crow Band, Mark McKinney, No Justice, Reckless Kelly, Paul Thorn, Ryan Bingham, Johnny Cooper, Luke Bryan, Jake Owen, Eric Church, along with many others. They've made fans and friends along the way, and this year promises to bring on even more of the same.

"There's nothing like writing a song that means something to a stranger," Matt says, smiling. "And there's nothing like playing those songs with your friends to strangers and then making friends out of them."
Venue Information:
The Blue Note (MO)
17 N 9th St
Columbia, MO, 65201-4845
http://www.thebluenote.com/