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Casey Driessen CD Release Shows Turned Colorado Flood Relief

The S1ngularity CoverCasey Driessen says in his latest newsletter, "Normally I'd just send this knewsletter to my Rocky Mountain peoples, but due to the nature of the disaster, I'm attempting to reach everyone on my email list. Most know about the flooding devastation on the front range of the Rockies in Colorado, but may not realize the extent. From videos I've seen and friends I've spoken with, it's serious."

New "Fiddle/Sticks" Video: Casey Driessen and Futureman

Casey Driessen and FuturemanSan Francisco, CA -- Casey Driessen announces the second video from Fiddle/Sticks featuring Roy “Futureman” Wooten, the follow-up to the premiere session with country music drummer Kenny Malone. Fiddle/Sticks is a collaborative exploration of rhythm which pairs GRAMMY nominated fiddler Casey Driessen – the leading voice in percussive fiddle/violin technique (AKA The Chop) – with a list of the landmark drummers and percussionists of our time. Cutting across all genres and traditions, the project documents these rhythmic explorations through recordings, videos, photos and journals.

Singularity Record & Shows Come to Cali!

Casey DriessenThe Singularity record is finished! The other night at dinner, I was wishing that I had this record done for my first solo appearances on the west coast. And then it dawned on me - maybe I could! So, I burned the midnight oil, pulled out the remainder of my hair, and ordered up a scant 150 in simple packaging to meet me at the first show. If you or your family or friends live on the west coast, you may be in luck - come to think of it, I'll be the lucky one. For those that are not on the west coast, your time will come. The final'll be finished soon.

First Casey Driessen Fiddle/Sticks Video and Track Now Online

Casey Driessen and Kenny MaloneFiddler Casey Driessen just announced "that the first video and tune from my Fiddle/Sticks project are now viewable and listenable! Back in June, Nashville session legend Kenny Malone and I met for two days at Zac Brown's new Southern Ground Studio in Nashville, TN. We came partially prepared with melodic pieces, a whole bunch of toys, and our vibe open to collaboration and experimentation. I'd love to be long-winded about this, but I'd rather you enjoy the video below.

Popular Bluegrass and Beer Festival Slated for August 3-5 in Keystone, Colorado

Bluegrass and Beer FestivalKeystone Resort, CO -- Those looking for an escape from the hot summer heat can visit Keystone, Colorado for it's 16th annual Bluegrass and Beer Festival, one of the most popular events of the summer at the resort. Festival goers can look forward to cool mountain temperatures, live bluegrass music across three different stages and sample all the beer they'd like from over 30 different breweries, from Colorado and beyond. August temperatures in Keystone average at about 75 degrees, with sunny blue skies and cooler nights, making it a quick and easy getaway from the city summer heat.

Heritage Comes Home to Feature Collaboration of the Best in the Business

Bryan SuttonIt's a classic "local boy makes good," story. Bryan Sutton, raised in Buncombe County, has enjoyed a career of great success by any measure as a guitarist who has garnered multiple Grammy awards and recorded with the likes of Dolly Parton, Norah Jones and Doc Watson. Most notably, Sutton spent four years as a member of Ricky Skagg's band, Kentucky Thunder, during a time when Skaggs reentered the bluegrass scene after a successful stint in mainstream country music.

Casey Driessen: The Singularity Tour 2012

Casey DriessenWhat began as an occasional experiment at camps, festival workshops, and during practice room shenanigans will now become the focus for Casey Driessen next year. The setup is simple: Casey + fiddle + pedal board + a mess of wires. Using recording and looping technology along with digital effects pedals, he will build arrangements and songs layer by layer in real-time for the audience. There is a wide and colorful range of sounds and textures possible from just the fiddle, and he intends to set out on a sonic adventure. You're invited to come along for the ride.

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