Biography All Music Guide
All Music Guide:
Singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and Interlochen Arts Academy graduate Casey Stratton began his musical tutelage at the age of eight. After years of disciplined training in the classical field he began to explore popular music -- Joni Mitchell, Peter Gabriel -- and develop a relationship with literature -- T.S. Eliot, Joseph Campbell -- that would go on to permeate his work. Stratton left his home in Michigan for Los Angeles, where he met producer Patrick Leonard -- Elton John and Jewel -- and in 2002 was voted one of the Top 100 Artists of the Future by Music Connection magazine. Leonard helped him develop as a live performer and introduced him to the area's musicians before producing his debut record for Odyssey, Standing at the Edge, a 12-track collection of original ballads and contemporary pop songs inspired by Stratton's heroes.