Kasey Anderson (born 1980) is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and musician. He is based in the American North Pacific Coast. He was born in Portland, moved to Bellingham, Washington when he was 18, and has operated at times from Seattle. He is the front man for the band the Honkies. His music has been describe as americana and alt-country 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.
He is the owner of Red River Records. He has toured as the opening act for the Counting Crows. 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.
In January 2013, he was indicted in Federal Court with five counts of wire fraud. On 21 August 2013, Kasey plead guilty to the federal wire fraud charges.
The Honkies were formed in 2010 by Kasey Anderson and Andrew McKeag, the guitarist for the band The Presidents of the United States, and is composed of:
- Kasey Anderson (vocals, guitar, percussion)
- Andrew KcKeag (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.
- Harold St. Blues (2001)
- Dead Roses (2004)
- Reckoning (2007)
- Way Out West (2007)
- Nowhere Nights (2010)
with the Honkies
- Heart of a Dog (2011)
- Live Honkies EP (2011)
- Let the Bloody Moon Rise (2012)
Federal wire fraud indictment
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. 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 21 August 2013, Anderson pleaded guilty to the federal wire fraud charges.