Casey Henry with Banjo


Casey was born in Florida and moved with her family to Winchester, Virginia, when she was eight.

Raised in a family of musicians, Casey's first instrument was ukulele. She quickly moved on to piano, then flute, which she played in her middle and high school bands. At age 12 she started getting interested in bluegrass and took up the bass fiddle, joining her parents' band at 14. The next year the course of her life was irrevocably changed when she started playing banjo.

Following in her mother's footsteps, Casey studied the playing of Earl Scruggs with a passion, often driving long distances and camping in her beloved pickup truck at bluegrass festivals. She played in a succession of local and regional bands throughout high school and college. Upon graduation from the University of Virginia she recorded her first CD, "Real Women Drive Trucks," and then moved to Nashville to pursue a career in music.

During her eleven years in Nashville Casey appeared with June Carter Cash, the Jim Hurst Band, Pat Flynn, and Lizzie Long. She played a two-year stint with Tennessee Heartstrings before forming her own band with her brother Chris, Casey and Chris and the Two-Stringers. The Two-Stringers recorded a CD, "Get Along Girl," before disbanding in 2007. She spent two years with The Dixie Bee-Liners before coming off the road to focus more on teaching.

Along with playing music, Casey has taught several DVDs for The Murphy Method. She gives private lessons in Winchester, Va., and online, and teaches at camps around the country throughout the year. She co-hosts three banjo camps per year in Winchester with her mom, Murphy Henry.

Site designed and built by Casey Henry. All site content copyright 2010 by Casey Henry.
All music is copyrighted by Arrandem Music and may not be reproduced for any reason without permission.