Casey James Prestwood “Wine Drunk” – set ’em up barkeep

Photo: Kaley Fluke

Casey James Prestwood has been a nominee for Honky-Tonker of the year at the Ameripolitan Awards (nope, us neither, but we probably should have – sounds like a great event and we literally cannot wait for the all expenses paid invite…), which probably tells you most of what you need to know about this Virginia born lover of 1960s style classic honky-tonking – complete with rhinestone suit and a penchant for the bon mot.

His forthcoming release, ‘Where I’m Going is Where I’ve Always Been’ (June 16), was recorded live with no Pro Tools and produced by Justin Trevino (who spent his youth playing with legends Hank Thompson, Kitty Wells, and Wanda Jackson), at Trevino’s Brady, TX studio. The players included Kevin Finn (drums), Jeff Martin (bass), and David Knodle (lead guitar.) Plus Prestwood called in a few ringers to help polish it off, like Tyler Hall on steel guitar (he played with Mel Tillis as a teenager, and currently plays with Joshua Hedley), Hank Singer on fiddle (session player extraordinaire who’s played with Alan Jackson, The Gatlin Brothers, Charley Pride, Randy Travis, and Hank Williams Jr. just to name a few), Floyd Domino on boogie woogie piano (known for playing with Merle Haggard, George Strait (5 albums), The Texas Playboys, Waylon Jennings, and many more), and backing vocals from fellow Ameripolitan nominee and Texas royalty Amber Digby, and his dear friend, and red hot artist herself, Sierra Ferrell.

On ‘Wine Drunk‘ Prestwood lays out the proposition that he, and his companion, should imbibe deeply of the fruit of the vine and, maybe, see where this is going.  To the modern ear, written down like that it might sound dubious but Casey James Prestwood explains that “I wrote ‘Wine Drunk,’ sort of as a joke. My wife doesn’t consume beer, so when she does consume, it’s of the red wine nature usually.”

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