Webster defines “soul” as “. . . credited with the functions of
willing, and hence determining all behavior”.
He also calls the soul “the
moral or emotional nature of man.”
That deep part of T. J. Casey is pure cowboy – and it clearly
The soul of T. J. Casey was shaped in him by the precepts of his
daddy, by his childhood in Montana’s beautiful but
harsh and remote Pryor
Mountains, and by close association
with horses and cattle before he can even
primitively (by today’s standards), with no electricity,
or indoor plumbing taught him just how unimportant money and
possessions really are in life.
Mentored by old cowboys and old horses, T.J. learned honesty,
trustworthiness, and strength of character.
Wild cattle and younger horses taught him mental and physical
agility, and developed in him a
good measure of
toughness and tenacity.
Interwoven with these forces was the powerful oral history of the cowboy,
which T. J. was steeped in through poems, stories and songs, passed down from
those who’d gone before. That culture became woof and warp
of his soul, so
that the songs and poems spawned there today bear witness of and are true to
Spending two thirds of his life so far in a saddle, working with cattle and
horses on ranches across the West, gives T. J. Casey and his words and music
an authenticity impossible to manufacture . . . they are truly “of the land. “
Being onstage as an entertainer nationwide across the last three decades gives
T. J. Casey and his words, music, and presentation a polish and presence
impossible to manufacture . . . they are truly “for the audience.”
When this larger-than-life artist steps under the spotlight, looks you in the
eye, strums the strings on his guitar
and opens his mouth to sing, the cowboy
from his soul communicates with you . . . you live the song, the poem, the
story. You smell trail dust and campfire smoke, feel sweat and grit on your
brow, taste the blessed
refreshment of clear spring water after a long, hot
day of work….
Experience T. J. Casey, Cowboy from the Soul, at your next event. Solo, or as
a duo or trio with his
cowboy friends, this many-faceted entertainer will pack
the house and send them home satisfied.