What: Casey Driessen
When: 09/21/2013 at 7 PM.
Where: 18 Meadowland Court, Nederland, CO 80466
Please let us know if you can attend using this link:
When I began explaining my smart solar greenhouse prototype to a few
musicians recently and how I planned a crowdfunding campaign to
manufacture them, I got a benefit offer from an unexpected source – a
musician gardener who last played in my living room with the Judith
Edelman band back 13 years ago!
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.
When: Saturday, 21 September 2013
Music starts at 7 PM
Optional potluck begins at 6 PM
Where: West of Boulder, off Magnolia Rd with possible move to Nederland
if long wait list
Cost: Suggested minimum contribution $20/person
For more info on Casey Driessen visit http://www.caseydriessen.com
See Casey Driessen on YouTube:
Saturday, 14 Sept 2013 – Mitch Barrett
Reservations – http://tinyurl.com/amhc13-mitchbarrett
Eliza Gilkyson – 31 October 2013 at Wild Bear Eco-Arts Lounge (next to
Carousel of Happiness in Nederland) benefit for Wild Bear Mountain
Peter Mayer – 17 November 2013 at Backdoor Theater (Nederland Community
Center) benefit for Congressional Candidate Andrew Romanoff