Casey was born and raised in Oregon, and owes his love of music to his parents. Throughout his childhood, his mother felt a deep connection to her Irish roots and had folk musics of all sorts playing in her art studio, and his father played country in his shop. The influence didn’t stop there. One day when Casey was 15, his mother asked if he’d be interested in learning the tin whistle. An enthusiastic “yes” launched him into the world of Irish music. Throughout the years, Casey has performed on instruments of all shapes and sizes, jumping into each challenge with a passion. In high school he played around Portland with a student band ran by the great teacher Jan DeWeese. From there, Casey performed with many musicians throughout college and beyond. In the summer of 2014, he met the original members of Biddy on the Bench at a music jam party. Casey joined the bench soon after.