about Casper and the House of David
Casper always begins his story by giving first recognition to God in guiding his life.
As a child, he had no idea that one day he would become a recording artist... but a mechanic, yes. From the day he was born, he was always one to fix and tinker. As a very young boy, he would take apart radios and put them back together. He later went on to repair automobiles, and even before he attended St. Vincent Technical College in 1975, he was already rebuilding engines for friends and family.
In 1989, Casper rediscovered the root vibrations that had been stirring deep inside him since birth. If asked, he will tell you that he has always been a Rasta, but simply did not recognize it until
Casper's music career began in late 1996 when he had a dream:
"I was sitting on a hill with a guitar, my mother by my side. I told her I was going to play some music. She laughed and asked if I could play. The sun was shining nice. Not too hot, just nice. Then I started to play music, with many people down to the bottom of the hill. They were laughing and feeling nice. Afterwards, my mother laughed again, "Casper, I didn't know you could play music." I answered,"Yes, Mommy, didn't I tell you I could play."
Within months the dream began to manifest. Less than year after the dream, Casper presented his first recording to world, a limited edition 4-song CD, The Question of Peace. That same year, 1998, a copy of the CD landed in the hands of Reggae Master, Joe Higgs, who was influential in the birth of Ska, Rock Steady and Roots Reggae. He is most know as a teacher of the legends, tutoring Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Jimmy Cliff, Judy Mowatt and Wailing Souls.
Joe called Casper and told him "Don't record anymore songs until you hear from me." Joe Higgs flew to Boston and spent time with Casper giving him some tips and guidance. Subsequently, Casper released another single in 1999. That single, "Stop the Race", went to the heart of the race issue in America. After being well received on local radio in Boston, Casper's work made its way to New York City, and the Caribbean. He has since released three full albums and two singles. The albums are titled "Bold as Lion", "Running Late", and "David Music." In between these releases he produced the single, "Don't Make Them Mark You" and his most recent and timely release, "Financial Storm."
Casper is a prolific songwriter, with many songs which have yet to be recorded. In his words, inspiration is "sent directly from His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie I, Jah Rastafari.
Some times the songs come to me as dreams, sometimes just reality. Every day is something new; there is always something to sing about. The music is for all people, no matter your nationality. The choice to listen is up to you."
Lyrics and More Music Clips available on the bands web site: www.casperandthehouseofdavid.com or www.brothercas.com
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