Kasey Anderson

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Kasey Anderson
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Kasey Anderson
Background information
Birth name Kasey E. Anderson
Born 1980 (age 36–37)
Portland, Oregon, United States
Genres Alternative Country, Alternative Rock
Occupation(s) Composer, singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Electric guitar, acoustic guitar harmonica, vocals
Years active 2001–2012
Labels Red River Records

Kasey Anderson[1][2][3] (born 1980)[4] is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and musician.[5] In August 2013 Anderson pleaded guilty to federal wire fraud charges[6] and was sentenced to four years in prison.[7]


He was born in Portland,[8] moved to Bellingham, Washington[8] when he was 18, and operated at times from Seattle.[9] 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[10] 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.[11]

He was the owner of Red River Records.[12] He has toured as the opening act for the Counting Crows.[9] 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.[9]

In January 2013 he was indicted in Federal Court with five counts of wire fraud.[1][12] On August 21, 2013, Kasey plead guilty to the federal wire fraud charges.[6] On July 23, 2014, Kasey was sentenced to four years in prison by U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton.[7]

The Honkies[edit]

The Honkies were formed in 2010 by Kasey Anderson and Andrew McKeag, the guitarist for the band The Presidents of the United States of America, and is composed of:[13]

  • Kasey Anderson (vocals, guitar, percussion)
  • Andrew McKeag (guitar, vocals)
  • Eric Corson (bass)
  • Ty Bailie (keyboard)
  • Mike Musburger (drums)


Kasey Anderson has released solo recordings as well as with his group the Honkies. Let the Bloody Moon Rise was not distributed via retail outlets but instead was made available by Kasey Anderson for download from the internet for a 72 hours period in October 2012.[14]

Solo recordings[edit]

  • Harold St. Blues (2001)
  • Dead Roses (2004)
  • Reckoning (2007)
  • Way Out West (2007)
  • Nowhere Nights[15] (2010)

With the Honkies[edit]

  • Heart of a Dog (2011)
  • Live Honkies EP (2011)
  • Let the Bloody Moon Rise (2012)

Federal wire fraud indictment[edit]

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.[12][16] 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.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Charge: Rocker impersonated prisoner’s wife, Springsteen’s managers". Seattlepi.com. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  2. ^ "Kasey Anderson & the Honkies to re-release debut full-length, "Heart of a Dog," – #AltSounds". Hangout.altsounds.com. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  3. ^ "iTunes – Music – Kasey Anderson". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  4. ^ "Kasey Anderson - kaseyanderson.com". Web.archive.org. February 18, 2006. Archived from the original on February 18, 2006. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  5. ^ "Kasey Anderson | Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  6. ^ a b c Carter, MIke. "Northwest musician pleads guilty to bogus charity recording". Seattle Times. Seattle Times. Retrieved August 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Northwest-musician-Kasey-Anderson-I-convinced-5637180.php
  8. ^ a b "An Interview with Kasey Anderson – No Depression Americana and Roots Music". Nodepression.com. March 5, 2010. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  9. ^ a b c Hamilton, Keegan (December 11, 2012). "Seattle News and Events | Nowhere Man". Seattleweekly.com. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  10. ^ "Kasey Anderson | Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  11. ^ "Kasey Anderson and The Honkies – 01.04.11 – Interview". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  12. ^ a b c "United States of America v. Kasey E. Anderson" (PDF). Media.oregonlive.com. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  13. ^ "Kasey Anderson & The Honkies hit the road supporting Counting Crows this summer". Hellhound Music. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  14. ^ "Kasey Anderson & The Honkies – Let the Bloody Moon Rise " Beat Surrender". Beat-surrender.com. December 17, 2012. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  15. ^ "Roots Roundup – Kasey Anderson, The Holmes Brothers, Guitar Shorty, Theodore, The Unwanted :: Blogs :: Andy Whitman on Music :: Paste". Pastemagazine.com. February 17, 2010. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  16. ^ "AOL Radio – Listen to Free Online Radio – Free Internet Radio Stations and Music Playlists". Spinner.com. Retrieved 2013-10-08.