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With his world-weary voice and gritty, narrative-driven songs, Kasey Anderson has drawn comparisons to Americana and alt-country artists like Steve Earle, Tom Waits, Nebraska-era Bruce Springsteen, and Ryan Adams. Bouncing between the folk scenes of Bellingham, WA, and Portland, OR, Anderson has become a regional favorite and has attracted some national press attention for his five albums, 2001's Harold St. Blues, 2004's Dead Roses, 2007's The Reckoning, 2009's Way Out West, and 2010's Nowhere Nights, all of which were produced by Eric Ambel and recorded at Ambel's Cowboy Technical Sources studio in Brooklyn, NY.
Kasey Anderson (born 1980) is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and musician. In August 2013 Anderson pled guilty to federal wire fraud charges and was sentenced to four years in prison."Charge: Rocker impersonated prisoner’s wife, Springsteen’s managers". Seattlepi.com. Retrieved 2013-10-08. "Kasey Anderson & the Honkies to re-release debut full-length, "Heart of a Dog," - #AltSounds". Hangout.altsounds.com. Retrieved 2013-10-08. "iTunes - Music - Kasey Anderson". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2013-10-08. "Kasey Anderson - kaseyanderson.com". Web.archive.org. 2006-02-18. Retrieved 2013-10-08. "Kasey Anderson | Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-10-08. Carter, MIke. "Northwest musician pleads guilty to bogus charity recording". Seattle Times. Seattle Times. Retrieved 22 August 2013. http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Northwest-musician-Kasey-Anderson-I-convinced-5637180.php
He was born in Portland, moved to Bellingham, Washington when he was 18, and operated at times from Seattle. When he was active, he was based in the American North Pacific Coast. He is the front man for the band the Honkies. His music has been described as americana and alt-country and he cites his musical influences as Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, Bo Diddley, The Faces, The New York Dolls, The Replacements, Bob Dylan, and Goodie Mob.
He was the owner of Red River Records. He has toured as the opening act for the Counting Crows. The Counting Crows covered Kasey Anderson's song "Like Teenage Gravity" on their Underwater Sunshine album.
In November 2012 Anderson was diagnosed with Type 1 Bipolar Disorder.
In January 2013 he was indicted in Federal Court with five counts of wire fraud. On August 21, 2013, Kasey plead guilty to the federal wire fraud charges. On July 23, 2014, Kasey was sentenced to four years in prison by U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton."An Interview with Kasey Anderson - No Depression Americana and Roots Music". Nodepression.com. 2010-03-05. Retrieved 2013-10-08. Hamilton, Keegan (2012-12-11). "Seattle News and Events | Nowhere Man". Seattleweekly.com. Retrieved 2013-10-08. "Kasey Anderson | Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-10-08. "Kasey Anderson and The Honkies - 01.04.11 - Interview". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved 2013-10-08. "United States of America v. Kasey E. Anderson". Media.oregonlive.com. Retrieved 2013-10-08. Hamilton, Keegan (2012-12-11). "Seattle News and Events | Nowhere Man". Seattleweekly.com. Retrieved 2013-10-08. Cite error: The named reference seattlepi was invoked but never defined (see the help page). Carter, MIke. "Northwest musician pleads guilty to bogus charity recording". Seattle Times. Seattle Times. Retrieved 22 August 2013. http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Northwest-musician-Kasey-Anderson-I-convinced-5637180.php
The Honkies were formed in 2010 by Kasey Anderson and Andrew McKeag, the guitarist for the band The Presidents of the United States, and is composed of:Kasey Anderson (vocals, guitar, percussion)Andrew McKeag (guitar, vocals)Eric Corson (bass)Ty Bailie (keyboard)Mike Musburger (drums) "Kasey Anderson & The Honkies hit the road supporting Counting Crows this summer". Hellhound Music. Retrieved 2013-10-08.
Federal wire fraud indictment
On January 28, 2013, Kasey Anderson was indicted in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington on five counts of wire fraud. Among the charges in the indictment are the allegations that Kasey Anderson engaged in scheme to defraud investors by falsely informing investors he intended to produce a benefit album and host a benefit concert in support of the West Memphis Three. The indictment also alleged Kasey falsified emails from Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen's manager, as part of the effort to defraud the investors. On August 21, 2013, Anderson pleaded guilty to the federal wire fraud charges.Cite error: The named reference autogenerated1 was invoked but never defined (see the help page). "AOL Radio - Listen to Free Online Radio - Free Internet Radio Stations and Music Playlists". Spinner.com. Retrieved 2013-10-08. Cite error: The named reference Carter was invoked but never defined (see the help page).