Who-Knews?-Letter issue #9. april 27, 2009. 1:41am.

PRE-RAMBLE:

Hi Friends & Family & Friends that are Family,

I begin with a few of the more innocent lines of a clever Tom Lehrer song:

Spring is here, a-suh-puh-ring is here.
Life is skittles and life is beer.
I think the loveliest time of the year is the spring.
I do, don’t you? ‘Course you do.

Through the Sparrow Quartet, I saw lots of earth and sky last year. I have pictures to share, but they will come later. I’m in the midst of a website redesign that will give me a better way to post. For now, I’ll just add a few photos to give you an idea of the most recent times.


KNEWS


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MAY 12: NEW RECORD, OOG, BECOMES AVAILABLE DIGITALLY AND PHYSICALLY.

– Soon to be available at www.caseydriessen.com and in stores. Have a looksee at the “Making Of Oog” video for behind the scenes footage of the tracking session BY CLICKING HERE.


APR 9: CASEY DRIESSEN & THE COLORFOOLS “LIVE INOUR MINDS” LIVE RECORD AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD ON NOISETRADE.COM.

– First ever live performance of The Colorfools with Tom “TommyG” Giampietro [drums], Matt Mangano [bass & harmony vocals], and me [fiddle & lead vocals]. You can either pay what it’s worth to you, or else recommend it to 5 friends….your choice! The widget can also be shared and embedded. Please help spread the widget word.




MAR 16: CASEY DRIESSEN ARTIST PAGE UP ON FACEBOOK.

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Dance on over and let's be friends!

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MAR 23-APR 11: WENT ON TOUR WITH BELA FLECK’S AFRICA PROJECT.

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Representing 5 countries.

– Joined musicians from 4 countries in Africa: Toumani Diabate (Mali), D’Gary & Mario (Madagascar), Anania Ngoglia & John Kitime (Tanzania), and Vusi Mahlesala (South Africa). I worked as stage manager, merch manager, soundcheck organizer, general problem solver, and fiddle player. I have taken video clips of time on the road. Hopefully they will make an appearance in the near future. It was an awesomely busy tour which rewarded me with wonderful personal and musical friendships. Click here to Learn more about the the tour and see a few photos.

Tour bus for the Africa Project shot from my room. 12 bunks, 11 people.

Tour bus for the Africa Project shot from my room. 12 bunks, 11 people.


Sleepy-time on the bus means shoes hug the edges of the bunk hallway.

Sleepy-time on the bus means shoes hug the edges of the bunk hallway.


Stabbed myself with my Leatherman while setting the stage in Reading, PA. I did a good job making sure my hands were out of the way, however I forgot that they're connected to other parts of my body. I'm more embarassed about just getting 3 stitches than from the accident.

Stabbed myself with my Leatherman while setting the stage in Reading, PA. I did a good job making sure my hands were out of the way, however I forgot that they're connected to other parts of my body. I'm more embarassed about just getting 3 stitches than from the accident.


Anania's marimba (thumb piano) from Tanzania.

Anania's marimba (thumb piano) from Tanzania.


APR 12-18: TAUGHT AT SORE FINGERS MUSIC CAMP IN OXFORDSHIRE, UK.

– I had 22 fiddle students for 5hrs a day. Chop saw chop saw strummy boom boom HEY!

My mobile and connected self assembled and dismantled just about every day.

My mobile and connected self assembled and dismantled just about every day.


Bijou Theatre, Knoxville TN.

Bijou Theatre, Knoxville TN.

Scary just got scarier.

Scary just got scarier.


KNEWS OF THE FUTURE


SOON: FULL SPECTRUM MUSIC GIVEAWAY CONTEST

– In the works. Stay tuned for more details.

SOON: WWW.CASEYDRIESSEN.COM GETS A FACE AND *BRAIN* LIFT.

– The highlight for me will be an easy and painless way to update. I’ll be able to stay in better touch and offer fresh goodies (photos, blogs, videos, music, etc) on a more regular basis.

SOON: WWW.MYSPACE.COM/CASEYDRIESSEN GETS A FACE AND BRAINLIFT.


STORE UPDATE:

**New Release, Oog, will be available from www.caseydriessen.com on May 12!

Direct from Lhasa, Tibet: 1970’s Tibetan Motorcycle Goggles 4 Sale. Own a pair of the goggles from the cover of 3D (though not actual 3D glasses). Perfect for summer style and outdoor activity. (p.s. They fit over my glasses).
For a limited time, goggles come with FREE yak leather case (while supplies last).
Follow this link to purchase.


POST-RAMBLE:

I usually keep my personal life a bit separate from the public me, but I want to share with you some most exciting knews…actually, I’ve saved the best for last!

Emmette Capely Driessen. 4 days old.

Emmette Capely Driessen. 4 days old.

MAR 2: EMMETTE CAPELY DRIESSEN IS BORN. 8LB 1OZ, 21.25IN.

– Naturally born, healthy and vocal, a good eater with a full head of hair. Wow. I hope I make a cute girl.


The Africa Project stopped in Nashville for a day and I was able to introduce Emmette to her first soundcheck and show. She'd already been listening to all their music before she was born!

The Africa Project stopped in Nashville for a day and I was able to introduce Emmette to her first soundcheck and show. She'd already been listening to all their music before she was born!


Thanks for listening.  See you out there somewhere.

Hey! Look! What’s that!?

casey

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