Caption: Casey Driessen
Casey Driessen 

In Search of a Song: Casey Driessen Part 2

From: ISOAS Media
Series: In Search of a Song with Jason Wilber
Length: 01:00:00

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Musician/host Jason Wilber talks with fiddler/singer/songwriter extraordinaire Casey Driessen about his life and music. Part 2 of 2

Prx_driessen_part_2_240x240_small CASEY DRIESSEN PART TWO AVAILABLE  1 / 28 / 2012
IN SEARCH OF A SONG originates in BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA and is sponsored by: THE BLUEBIRD NIGHTCLUBAIRTIME RECORDING STUDIO,  and VISIT BLOOMINGTON.COM
Casey Christopher Driessen (born December 6, 1978 Owatonna, Minnesota, United States) is an American bluegrass fiddler and singer. He plays acoustic and electric five-string violins, each of which has an additional low C string.
He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, where he studied with Matt Glaser.
He has performed with Béla Fleck, Abigail Washburn, Steve Earle, Tim O'Brien, Darrell Scott, Jim Lauderdale, Lee Ann Womack, Mark Schatz, John Doyle, and Chris Thile. He has recorded with Darol Anger, John Mayer, Jerry Douglas, Jamey Haddad, and Blue Merle. He has also recorded on the soundtrack for the Johnny Cash film Walk the Line. He has toured with The Duhks, replacing Tania Elizabeth.
In November 2006 Driessen toured China and Tibet with the Sparrow Quartet (which also includes Béla Fleck, Abigail Washburn, and cellist Ben Sollee). He also has his own band, the Colorfools, which includes Matt Mangano on bass and Tom "Tommy G" Giampietro on drums.
He lives in Nashville, Tennessee. His first solo recording, 3D, was released in May 2006 on Sugar Hill Records.  In 2007, the track Jerusalem Ridge received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Country Instrumental Performance. With fiddler Darol Anger and Rushad Eggleston, he has released an instructional DVD entitled Chops & Grooves: Rhythmic Explorations for Bowed Instruments.
He contributed to Crooked Still's CD Shaken By A Low Sound (2006), and Taarka's The Martian Picture Soundtrack. Most recently, he released his second solo recording, "Oog" (2009) on Red Shoes Records
He has attended the Mark O'Connor fiddle camp as a teacher.

Topics discussed include: Participating in various projects with Bela Fleck, touring with The Sparrow Quartet, Offering himself as a crew member in addition to being a guest player in concert with the band, His "Singularity Project",  Looping and creating music differently, The Heartbeat Kid, Billy Jean.

Musical selections include: Billy Jean, The Heartbeat Kid, Big Country, Hummingbirds vs. Yellowjackets, Sinkin' Low.

This program is "Evergreen" and not date specific.

For more information, visit IN SEARCH OF A SONG CLICK HERE

Piece Description

CASEY DRIESSEN PART TWO AVAILABLE  1 / 28 / 2012
IN SEARCH OF A SONG originates in BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA and is sponsored by: THE BLUEBIRD NIGHTCLUBAIRTIME RECORDING STUDIO,  and VISIT BLOOMINGTON.COM
Casey Christopher Driessen (born December 6, 1978 Owatonna, Minnesota, United States) is an American bluegrass fiddler and singer. He plays acoustic and electric five-string violins, each of which has an additional low C string.
He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, where he studied with Matt Glaser.
He has performed with Béla Fleck, Abigail Washburn, Steve Earle, Tim O'Brien, Darrell Scott, Jim Lauderdale, Lee Ann Womack, Mark Schatz, John Doyle, and Chris Thile. He has recorded with Darol Anger, John Mayer, Jerry Douglas, Jamey Haddad, and Blue Merle. He has also recorded on the soundtrack for the Johnny Cash film Walk the Line. He has toured with The Duhks, replacing Tania Elizabeth.
In November 2006 Driessen toured China and Tibet with the Sparrow Quartet (which also includes Béla Fleck, Abigail Washburn, and cellist Ben Sollee). He also has his own band, the Colorfools, which includes Matt Mangano on bass and Tom "Tommy G" Giampietro on drums.
He lives in Nashville, Tennessee. His first solo recording, 3D, was released in May 2006 on Sugar Hill Records.  In 2007, the track Jerusalem Ridge received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Country Instrumental Performance. With fiddler Darol Anger and Rushad Eggleston, he has released an instructional DVD entitled Chops & Grooves: Rhythmic Explorations for Bowed Instruments.
He contributed to Crooked Still's CD Shaken By A Low Sound (2006), and Taarka's The Martian Picture Soundtrack. Most recently, he released his second solo recording, "Oog" (2009) on Red Shoes Records
He has attended the Mark O'Connor fiddle camp as a teacher.

Topics discussed include: Participating in various projects with Bela Fleck, touring with The Sparrow Quartet, Offering himself as a crew member in addition to being a guest player in concert with the band, His "Singularity Project",  Looping and creating music differently, The Heartbeat Kid, Billy Jean.

Musical selections include: Billy Jean, The Heartbeat Kid, Big Country, Hummingbirds vs. Yellowjackets, Sinkin' Low.

This program is "Evergreen" and not date specific.

For more information, visit IN SEARCH OF A SONG CLICK HERE

Broadcast History

WFHB - Bloomington, Indiana
WNKU - Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky area
WHEE - Martinsville, Virginia

Timing and Cues

Intro Billboard 00:00 - 00:59 / News Break (or guest intro with song) 00:59 - 05:59 / Music Bed0 5:59 : 06:29 / Segment A 06:29 - 18:59 / Music Bed 18:59 - 19:59 / Segment B 19:59 -38:59 / Music Bed 38:59 : 39:59 / Segment C 39:59 - 58:59 / Music Bed 58:59 - 59:59

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
The Heartbeat Kid Casey Driessen Video Mix. Video Mix 2011 06:52
Billy Jean Casey Driessen (adapted from Michael Jackson) Video Performance. Video Performance 2011 05:13
Big Country Bela Fleck and the Flecktones Performance at the Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Festival. Performance at the Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Festival 2009 10:00
Hummingbirds vs. Jellowjackets Casey Driessen Oog. Thirty One Tigers 2009 04:33
Indian Summer (In Search of a Song Theme) Jason Wilber Behind the Midway. Flat Earth 2000 :29
You Don't Know What You're Getting Into (Break Music) Jason Wilber Lazy Afternoon. Wilbertone 2006 :59
Northern Lights Seen Over Lewisberg Tennessee (Break Music) Jason Wilber Lazy Afternoon. Wilbertone 2006 :59
Your Destiny (Break Music) Jason Wilber Lazy Afternoon. Wilbertone 2006 :59
Sinkin' Low The Sparrow Quartet ISOAS Live Recording. ISOAS Live Recording 2008 06:55

Additional Credits

Executive Producer - Rich Reardin
Host - Jason Wilber

Related Website

http://www.insearchofasong.com