The Casey Driessen Singularity
With limitless energy and spontaneity, The Singularity Tour kicks off in the Summer of 2012, putting Casey Driessen's unique creative vision center stage. The set up is simple: One man. One fiddle. One pedal board. Mixing his
signature percussive fiddle style with digital loops and effects, the GRAMMYnominated fiddler will build each show layer by layer in real time in front of the audience. The result is a one of a kind experience that pushes the boundaries of
musical genres and styles.
Casey Driessen is—like his music—inspired, unconventional and truly original. An early diet of Bluegrass, Jazz, and Western Swing grounded him with a respect for tradition while Berklee College of Music burst open the door to technology, music from around the globe, and introduced him to The Funk. This diversity has created a distinct and soulful approach to the fiddle and led to collaborations with artists such as Béla Fleck (& the Flecktones), Bassekou Kouyate, Tim O'Brien, Darrell Scott, Steve Earle, & Zac Brown Band.
Casey's style of funky fiddle rhythm is quickly earning him the reputation as the leader of "The Chop," a new percussive bow technique permeating every corner of the fiddle/violin world. A choptastic interpretation of Jerusalem Ridge on his debut record, 3D, earned him a GRAMMY nomination and was hailed a "tour de force" (New York Times). Driessen's "monster chops and imagination to match" (Downbeat) bring an electric energy to his live performances and solo recordings where this worldly instrumentalist and composer is able to show off a little, not merely as a fast and inventive fiddler, but as a visionary who translates his passion for tradition and improvisation into important new American music.
And although you can't hear them (or can you?), you know he's wearing red shoes.
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