Casey of Kurtwood Music is a true traveling minstrel with a smooth voice, intricate acoustic guitar sound, and a bag full of songs written on the road over the years.

Casey O’Reilly was born in County Cork and raised in Belfast. He learned to play guitar and sing the traditional tunes at his aunt’s pub in Ireland as a young lad. He came over to school in Chicago and now spends his time on his boat, traveling the East Coast of America and performing in pubs along the way, when he’s not at his home in Ireland.

Casey plays real Irish pub music, the kind of music as sung by the Clancy Brothers, The Dubliners, the Wolftones, the Pogues and the like. He also plays the classic folk/rock tunes and the songs he’s written over the years.

He has travelled a lot, performing at great pubs around the States like Molly Malone's and Brendan’s in Louisville, The Grafton, Pint, Murphy’s Bleachers, Hops & Barley, The Abbey Pub, Paddy Mac’s, and Gunther Murphy’s Public House in Chicago; The Harp & Thistle on St Pete Beach;  Pub Dunegal, Ye Olde Ale House, and T. Brendan O’Reilly’s in Harrisburg; Conklin’s Irish Rover in Virginia Beach; Mary Kelley’s, The Brazenhead, and The Claddagh Irish Pub in Columbus OH; Irish Frog in Clinton MS; O’Donoghue’s on Marco Island; Baxter’s Pub in Malvern PA; M’Coul’s in Greensboro; The Hibernian Irish Pub in Raleigh; The Drum & Quill Public House in Pinehurst, NC;  The Burren, Durty Nelly’s, The Kinsale Irish Pub, and McGann’s Irish Pub in Boston, and many others.

 “His sound is reminiscent of Gordon Lightfoot, another weary traveling minstrel. His style is quiet and unassuming, yet with a restless undercurrent as he ponders the urge to get out on the road once again.” (WMNF Radio) The end result of this life on the road is a sound filled with plenty of life experience, a lot of traveling songs, sailing songs, love songs that nobody writes anymore, songs of lovers and lost love, and classic Irish pub tunes.