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Destination nowhere: Kasey Anderson brings raw, cathartic music to Raven Cafe

Kasey Anderson performs at Raven Café April 8.

Kasey Anderson performs at Raven Café April 8.

Musician and songwriter Kasey Anderson returns to Prescott for one show at 8-11 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at Raven Café, 142 N. Cortez St., Prescott. Anderson plays songs from his recently released CD, "Nowhere Nights."

"It's music about moving around place to place - a good album to listen to on a road trip," Anderson said, who grew up listening to the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Steve Earl. "I thought that's what music is supposed to sound like."

"Nowhere Nights" is a change in musical direction and content compared to Anderson's previous albums.

"For almost a decade, I lived in this insulated little community," he said of his former home in Bellingham, Wash. "I woke up one morning and just knew it was time (to move back to his hometown of Portland.) I was numb all over. I was burning everything around me and wondering why I smelled like smoke. I had to get out."

"In the end, the fires Kasey set may have been the genesis of his stunning, cathartic song-cycle, but it is his journey through those fires that makes 'Nowhere Nights' an album of raw, redemptive beauty," wrote Chris Johnson, Anderson's publicist.


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