I discovered Casey Stratton when I was randomly browsing YouTube for Tori Amos covers. I stumbled over this video and was blown away at Caseys dead on Tori Amos impression (at first I thought he must be lipsynching...but he's not!). I get goosebumps every freaking time.
Well, you know me - I'm obsessed with gender-bending in all its wonderful forms. So clearly I had to look up everything I could about this man with the angelic female voice - and I discovered that he sings original songs, too! His true singing voice is different from his deliberately Tori-fied voice - maybe a little more androgynous-sounding than female-sounding - but no less beautiful. I bought his album Standing at the Edge on iTunes and it's just so, so lovely. I listen to it while I paint and the melodies seem to fill up my heart and come flowing off my paintbrush.
And shame on me for being so superficial but I have to say it: I think Casey is really, really cute. :D
You can (and should!) purchase Casey's music directly right here.