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.
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.
MAR 23-APR 11: WENT ON TOUR WITH BELA FLECK’S AFRICA PROJECT.
– 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.
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!
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.
**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.
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!
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.
Thanks for listening. See you out there somewhere.
Hey! Look! What’s that!?