Sound Check: Casey Driessen


Photo by Sandlin Gaither

Western North Carolina-based musician Casey Driessen is a fiddler in the way that Michelangelo was a ceiling painter. Exhibit A: In addition to his solo work, the musician was part of projects like Abigail Washburn’s Sparrow Quartet. Exhibit B: Driessen’s video from TEDxAsheville in 2012, when he presented the process behind his album The Singularity. The idea came to him when he was snowed in at a Vermont hotel. Combining the technology of pedals and electronics with organic beats like African rhythms and the pulse of his daughter’s heart, Driessen built his complex, nuanced sound. Exhibit C: Driessen will hold a CD release party for The Singularity at Pisgah Brewing on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 9 p.m. $10/$12.

Here, Casey talks about the album, his music, and what to expect at Saturday’s show. This video was filmed at Satellite Gallery by Jesse Hamm.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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