Casey Shea offers new MP3, featured on “Mr. Rogers & Me” documentary

Casey Shea is a rising singer/songwriter, having plied his trade in the fertile music breeding grounds of Nashville, Tennessee and moving his way on up to New York City. His newest album, Love Is Here To Stay, (released on one of our favorite up-and-coming labels, Family Records) is available for a mere five bucks, and he’s offering the title track as a free download. It starts off meandering, but builds to a crescendo at the midpoint with strings and a backing choral harmony, finished off with horns and percussion.

Casey Shea – “Love Is Here To Stay” [MP3]

Two of Shea’s songs (including “Love Is Here To Stay”) are featured in the new documentary, Mr. Rogers & Me, which is basically what its title implies.

Benjamin Wagner first met “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” creator and star, Fred Rogers, at Rogers’ summer home on Nantucket, Massachusetts. His mother rented the cottage next door, so Mister Rogers really was his neighbor.

On the afternoon of their first meeting, “America’s Favorite Neighbor” asked the young journalist about his job as an MTV News producer.  Wagner felt exposed and embarrassed, a PBS mind in a jump-cut, sound-bit MTV world.

Mister Rogers said warmly, “I feel so strongly that deep and simple is far more essential than complex.”

Later, Rogers said simply, ‘Spread the message, Benjamin.”

How can I possibly resist anything Mr. Rogers-related?? I can’t. Hopefully this story and the movie trailer give you an idea of not only Mr. Rogers’ legacy, but also Casey Shea’s heartfelt, comfy music. Deep and simple, right?

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