Casey Driessen Singularity Tour
With limitless energy and spontaneity, The Singularity Tour brings violinist Casey Driessen to Humboldt for a stop at the Arcata Playhouse on Wednesday, February 6.
The set-up is simple: One man. One fiddle. One pedal board. Mixing his signature percussive fiddle style with digital loops and effects, the GRAMMY nominated fiddler will build each show layer by layer in real time in front of the audience. The result is a one of a kind experience that pushes the boundaries of musical genres and styles.
Casey Driessen islike his musicinspired, 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.
Known for his signature red shoes, Driessen will no doubt be sporting them for his appearance at the Playhouse as he takes the stage. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show is at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $14 general and $12 students & HFS/Playhouse members and are available at Wildwood Music, Wildberries Market or by calling (707) 822-1575. For additional information visit www.arcataplayhouse.org.
Arcata Playhouse (View)
1251 9th Street
Arcata Playhouse, CA 85521
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