In a last minute announcement, Lettuce / Trey Anastasio sax man James Casey has
revealed he will lead a special late night New Year's Eve show at the famed Blue Note in
York City tomorrow night.
Dubbed the "Revive NYE Bash," Casey will be joined by guitarist Randy Runyon, Jack White's
drummer Daru Jones, and Casey's bandmate in Animus Rexx (formerly known as "James Casey's
Eclectic Collective"), Yuki Hirano, aka "Big Yuki", who is also Talib Kweli's keyboardist.
Casey has known the musicians for years dating back to his days at Berklee College of
but the quartet has never before performed with this specific lineup.
"It's like an amalgamation from my and Yuki's groups," Casey said in a statement
the show. "We'll play some originals from both of our bands, and each singer will throw a
few of theirs into the mix -- but after that, we go off into oblivion."
Casey's Blue Note bash is set to start around 1:30-2 a.m. leaving plenty of time for folks
attending other shows that night to attend the late night fiesta. The performance will run
until at least 4am. Tickets are available via the Blue
[Published on: 12/30/13]