After being introduced to music fans on Season 10 of "American Idol" in 2011, Casey Abrams has been hitting the road bringing his unique sound to audiences around the country.
In November, Abrams, a former Chicagoland resident, will entertain at The Acorn Theater in Three Oaks, Michigan.
"I'm looking forward to performing there," says Abrams. "I've performed there before." He says the theater had a good atmosphere and cool vibe.
Abrams' show in April was a hit and sold out quickly.
"We had to turn a lot of people away," says David Fink, co-owner of The Acorn Theater. Fink says they had a wonderful audience experience and great fan feedback from Abrams' concert and almost immediately made plans to invite him back to their venue.
"He did a great show," Fink says. The theater owner says he was impressed by Abrams' musical sophistication and way with an audience.
Abrams' current Acorn show will feature tunes from his latest self-titled CD on Concord Records. The album features tunes he says were inspired by "girls" he's met throughout his life.
Songs on his album range from the popular and catchy "Simple Life," to "Get Out", "Ghost," "Midnight Girl," and "Blame It On Me" and "Hit the Road Jack," a duet with another "American Idol" 10th season alum Haley Reinhart, who hails from Wheeling, Ill.
The entertainer called Reinhart a talented performer and friend, adding he looks forward to working with her again.
Abrams, who is from Idyllwild, Calif., lived in Evanston, Ill. and Wilmette, Ill., when he was in elementary school. He studied at Idyllwild Arts Academy. He says he admires and thanks his teachers throughout his life and his parents for helping to instill a love for music.
His experience on "American Idol," Abrams says, was a great learning experience although it was something that could be extremely stressful at times. Abrams was voted off "Idol" while he was in sixth place. Prior to that, in 11th place, he was in danger of exiting the show when the judges used their "save" which pulled him through.
Abrams' self-titled album was produced by "'American Idol" judge Randy Jackson.
The musician garnered a tremendous fan base from "Idol," due to his unique stamp on every song he performed. One of the uber cool elements of many of his performances was his playing of the stand-up bass. The upright bass, he says, is one of his favorite instruments although he plays various instruments from the acoustic guitar and piano to the recorder and drums.
The Acorn's Fink says Abrams' show fits into the eclectic repertoire featured at the theater.
"We're an intimate space," Fink says. "And he brings a lot of enjoyment to the audience. You kind of feel like you know him (when you're watching his concert). He's approachable and likeable."
FYI: Casey Abrams will appear at 8 p.m. Eastern November 10 at The Acorn Theater in Three Oaks, Michigan. Visit acorntheater.com