Published On: Wed, Oct 9th, 2013

American Idol Finalist Casey Abrams appears Oct. 11 at Bucks County Playhouse

Fox's "American Idol 2012" Finale - Results Show - ArrivalsCasey Abrams will join Howie Day on Friday, Oct. 11 at the Bucks County Playhouse in a unique musical lineup that also includes popular local acoustic talent Shaun Ruymen.

Casey Abrams is a Concord Recording Artist and American Idol Finalist from 2011.  Abrams tried out for American Idol in Austin. “I had a heart attack when they chose me,” Casey recalls. “I was like: this is the ticket. As soon as I got that foot in the door I knew I could make it. I was so happy.”

Not too long afterwards, Abrams found himself in London recording his debut album. In the latest work from this 21-year-old singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and American Idol finalist entitled Casey Abrams, the performer co-wrote the music, sang, and played bass, acoustic guitar, drums, Wurlitzer and recorder.

Howie Day’s emotionally resonant lyrics and inventive melodies have earned him both critical praise and a legion of devoted fans. He is known for his energetic, heartfelt shows, where he connects with audiences through his songwriting and quirky sense of humor. Day’s warm tenor voice “soars into fluttering, high registers, but also grates with real, pleading grit,” as one critic put it.

Shaun Ruymen is a popular local acoustic performer whose vocals and instrumental ability sound like he’s been around for many more years than his young age suggests. Definitely a musical talent that’s “on the move.”

All in all, a wild, eclectic ride at the Bucks County Playhouse Oct. 11 as it continues with its Lambertville Music Hall series.

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