In 1974, while a roadie for a music touring company, Watt Casey Jr began photographing the famous and not yet famous musicians of American music genres of rock-and-roll, blues, country, and folk. Throughout his life he has photographed now iconic artists on and off stage including: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Elvis Costello, Joni Mitchell, Jerry Garcia, Fleetwood Mac, Muddy Waters, BB King, Steve Miller, Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, and many others. This exhibit features those captured by Casey’s lens over the last five decades.
Showtime is made possible by the generous support of Bob Brittingham and Louann George, John R. Caldwell, Watt and Dosia Casey, Holly and Jason Cauble, Susie and Joe Clack, Charles and Kate Ferguson, Mariana Green and Dan Searight, Chris and Leanna Frasier, Gail and Raymond Harrison, Susie and Clark Gregg, The Helen K. Groves Fund, Joe Hargrove, Jeff and Susan Jones, Pati and K.C. Jones, Pati and Bill Meadows – TLR Ranch, Betsy and Chuck Senter, Nesa Smith Morelock, Open Nine Music, Karen and Thomas B. Reynolds, Winifred Y. Waller, and Bill Wright.