Casey Edward Denman is a musician and songwriter currently based on the South East Coast of England. After years of moving between the outer environs and bustle of London, Brighton and Scotland, he finally settled in the small seaside town of Eastbourne where his music had the space to fully bloom and come to fruition. Inherently influenced by folk story telling and traditional music of the world his stripped back compositions contain just himself and a guitar with sometimes minimal string and percussive embellishments. Recurring lyrical themes in his songs deal with ancestry and reflections on life and death whilst being evocative of vast sea's and trials and tribulations within the world of nature. Casey's debut EP is available from Autumn Ferment now.
'Songs for the Living and Songs for the Dead' is the debut release from the South East's Casey Edward Denman. This four track EP is a fantastic introduction to the song writing talent and tale telling abilities of Mr Denman. Each track evokes the feeling of being there in the room while these intimate recordings took place, all deftly executed featuring rich finger picked acoustic guitar and trance like drones from banjo coupled with Casey's leading vocal.
Tales of ancestors, of life and death, roots and bones and journeying crooked paths usher in dark undercurrents so often familiar to traditional folk songs (the ghostly family tree like album art represents the subject matter perfectly). Yet there is a contemporary feel to the EP producing a well balanced blend of material with a likeness towards Bert jansch and John Martyn. Limited to a pressing of 200 hand numbered CDr in card wallets.