By Ben Luschen | June 14, 2017
Casey and Minna: Minna, August, Ruffles the Cat, and Casey (Garett Fisbeck)
For those who go out and about in Oklahoma City, it’s not a question of if but when they will encounter folk-centric family band Casey and Minna.
The husband-and-wife duo — sometimes a trio with the addition of 13-year-old son August Biggs — can be frequently spotted out in the area, playing live music at open-air festivals, private parties or wherever people like to gather and feel good. Casey Friedman plays guitar and upright bass while Minna Biggs handles fiddle. August mostly plays tin whistle, but with some trumpet and guitar as well.
read the full article on the OKF+M website
Last December we played for a fun event at the fairgrounds, The Indie Trunk Show. It's an enormous shopping opportunity where the vendors (crafters, artists, makers, and local business owners) are all Okies. It's a lively, colorful affair, and we so enjoy strolling and making music there!
Here is the blog the Indie Trunk Show wrote about us!
Thanks for the love Indie Trunk Show!!
So there I was, in the grocery store, when I heard the most wonderful live music… I couldn’t figure out where it was coming from! And before I knew it, a sweet couple was slowly walking past me while playing soothing folk tunes. They gave me the most friendly smile I’d seen in the grocery store that day, and suddenly I didn’t feel so stressed about finishing up my shopping trip. I knew right then I had to find out who they were and insist that they come to Indie!
Indie Trunk Show just wouldn’t be as fun without Casey & Minna stopping by! This guitar and fiddle duo...
The morning after the Rudderless premier at Tulsa's Circle Cinema we were at the Pheonix enjoying bagels and coffee when we found this little surprise gem in the Tulsa World. Read all about the night before in our blog story Rudderless Sets Sail!
Wow! Our names in the same paragraph as Selena Gomez and Laurence Fishburne!
The article by Brandy McDonnell, entertainment reporter for NewsOK is about the recent private screening. William H. Macy returns to Oklahoma City to celebrate "Rudderless"
For more Rudderless news from our perspective we offer the five part Rudderless series, from getting the gig to the private screening.
The definitive collection: bits and pieces cobbled together for the scrappiest scrapbook. Not all are glamorous, but it's always
Back in December Fowler posted a shout-out on facebook looking for songs by local musicians for Fowler VW commercials. Casey emailed our recent recording of Sally Goodin/ Ride Ol’ Buck to Water. Our song was one of those chosen.
Skyline Media Group called up Casey and asked us to come in for a quick photo. Friday Jan. 31st we found Skyline Media and it turned out they were filming a tv commercial.
We appear for a few glorious seconds!
HonkyTonk StepChild brings simplicity back to Oklahoma City’s Americana music scene.
by Louis Fowler
July 31st, 2013
If you’re anybody in the local music scene, chances are you’ve come across Casey Friedman.
Like a local Zelig, Friedman — whose father owned Horn Trader Music, where many local musicians got their start — was the mastermind behind Inner State Studio, which produced such acts as The Reverb Brothers, as well as being the brains behind the Acoustic Oklahoma online series.But at the height of his success, he walked away from it all and went country, forming HonkyTonk StepChild with Local Honey fiddler Minna Biggs. The duo preferred to play their music on street corners rather than stages.
"Sometimes it just happens," he explained, "but that's pretty typical when you play on the street." He was referring to the impromptu harmonica third to their duet.
"The duo is called 'Honkytonk Stepchild' and they have this strong 'good time' feel to them. Really solid proto-blugrass feel; very 'American roots.'"
- Rustin Sparks of Oklahoma The Way I See It