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Gene Casey And His Sharks Are Back At The PAC

Gene Casey
Mar 18, 2019 10:04 AM

All hail Gene Casey, Long Island’s king of “Rock-a-Boogie who returns to Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center for a show with his band The Lone Sharks on Saturday, March 30 at 8 p.m.

This will be the third WHBPAC appearance for Mr. Casey and his band (which, by the way, is the most repeat appearances by any local artist) and fans can count on another unforgettable evening of foot stomping, rock, swing, twang and all with his signature rootsy charm. There may be some special guests showing up as well.

Mr. Casey formed the Lone Sharks after moving to the East End in 1988, having already braved the stages of New York City area venues like the Mudd Club, CBGBs and Maxwell’s in the waning days of the punk and new wave era.

By the late 1990s, The Lone Sharks had became a mainstay of the Hamptons music scene, when bars were plentiful and audiences robust and loyal. For years, Mr. Casey and his sharks were the house band at The Wild Rose Cafe, a swinging Bridgehampton night spot. In recent years, several of Mr. Casey’s songs have been used on television and feature film soundtracks, including “Sons of Anarchy,” “The Killing Season” starring Robert DeNiro, and Rob Reiner’s “Being Charlie.”

His latest CD, “Guitar In The Rain” came out in March 2017 and celebrated the roots of contemporary Americana.

Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks perform Saturday, March 30 at 8 p.m. at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach. Tickets are $30 at whbpac.org or 631-288-1500.

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